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Sandra M. McCroom
President and Chief Executive Officer

Sandra McCroomSandra McCroom’s passion for inspiring, motivating and supporting youth and families permeates throughout the organization she has enthusiastically led since September 2015. Under her effective leadership, Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR) has experienced double-digit revenue growth and earned the organization the prestigious Peer Provider Recognition Award 2018 by the Massachusetts Provider’s Council.

Sandra is a visionary leader who brings her international, public and private sector leadership to CSR. Her vision of demonstrating the strength and resilience of the families the organization services has been on full display during the CSR Peace of Mind Family Festival (POM), where several thousand children, families and partner agencies from around the Commonwealth gathered on the Boston Common. POM continues to pay dividends with increased agency visibility and new strategic partnerships with critical supporters and sponsors, including AAA, Bombas Socks, Starbucks, Comcast, Boston Public Schools and a half dozen colleges and universities.

Prior to joining Children’s Services of Roxbury, Sandra served in state government. In 2010, then Governor Deval Patrick tapped her to serve as Undersecretary for Criminal Justice in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. As Undersecretary, she oversaw the Department of Correction, the Sex Offender Registry and Parole Boards. Sandra’s cross-sector experience has taught her that when children are loved, nurtured and supported by caring adults – they are far less likely to end up in the child welfare or criminal justice system. Managing complex organizations, thousands of employees, budgets in excess of $500 million are the tools she brings to complement her passion to see children and families thrive.

Sandra believes, as her Spelman Sister, Marian Write Edelman, so aptly stated: “Service is the rent you pay for living. It is the very purpose of life, not something you do in your spare time.”

Yvonne Montilla
Special Assistant to President & CEO
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Joined CSR in 2017
“My mission is to strengthen efficiencies within and support the growth of CSR.”

Ed D’Amato
Chief Financial Officer
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Joined CSR in 2006
“My mission is to help people reach their full potential.”

Jackie Gelb
Chief Strategy Officer
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Joined CSR in 2010
“My mission is to expand CSR’s capacity to reach, support and empower families.”

Natasha Hall
Director of Human Resources
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Joined CSR in 2017
“My mission is focused on leading people, leading innovation and leading effective change.”

Harry Harding
Vice President, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships
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Join CSR in 2010
“My mission is to contribute to changing the conditions in the community for the better.”

Salesia Hughes-Hibbert
Vice President of Behavioral Health
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Joined CSR in 2002
“My mission is to provide at-risk individuals, children, and families with critical tools and support delivered by staff who reflect the communities in which CSR is based.”

Ed Malone
Vice President of Family Services
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Joined CSR in 1992
“My mission is to improve the lives of children, one child at a time.”

Lorraine Monahan
Vice President, Finance
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Joined CSR in 1995
“My mission is to maintain the financial integrity of CSR and report quantitative results to our stakeholders.”

Joan Sinner
Vice President of Housing and Stabilization
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Joined CSR in 2018
“My mission is to give children a stable home.”

Dr. Mathieu Bermingham, MD
Child Psychiatrist, Medical Director
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Joined CSR in 2009

Administration

Amos M. Andrews III
Director, System Development & Analytics
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Human Resources

Melitza Colon
Human Resources Coordinator
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Celesta Shropshire
Manager, Employment & Training
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Behavioral Health

Intensive Care Coordination
Jessica Bedney, LICSW (Community Service Agency)
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In-Home Therapy
Tarshe Derival, LMHC
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Outpatient Services
Tarshe Derival, LMHC
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Family Partners & Parent Cafes
Jessica Bedney, LICSW (Community Service Agency)
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Therapeutic Peer Mentors
Rebecca Winfrey, Therapeutic Mentor Supervisor
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School-based Services
Darryl Huggins, Bridge to Resiliency Director
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Early Education and Care

Early Education and Care Center
Vera Ivey
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Early Education and Care,
Boston Family-based Childcare Network

Leonora McLaren
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Early Education and Care,
Worcester Family-based Childcare Network

Addie Rosado-Keane
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Foster Care and Family Services

Adoption Services
Ed Malone
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Comprehensive Foster Care
(Roxbury & Tewksbury Sites)

Bridget Roth
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Comprehensive Foster Care
Youth Permanency Connections

Sonia Nieves
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Family Stabilization and Support
Family Visitation Program
Parent Mentor Services

Maria Martin, LCSW
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Housing and Stabilization Services

Congregate and Co-Sheltering Programs
Shari Gold, LCSW
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Scattered Sites Program
Lorraine Trowers-Bell, MPA, JD
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Second Home Transitional Housing
Cornerstone Program

Gideon Davis
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Youth Development

Youth and Police in Partnership
Harry Harding
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