Sandra has an extensive history of cross sector executive management experience and involvement in the Boston community that has prepared her to oversee Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR). CSR is one of the largest, minority operated, human services providers in Massachusetts, serving more than 6,000 people annually. CSR’s employs 400 people providing high quality service to economically disadvantaged children, youth, families, and individuals, in four cities across the Commonwealth.
“I could not be more excited to work with such a dynamic team of professionals and to continue to build on this agency’s legacy of excellence.” said new CEO Sandra M. McCroom.
Sandra spent the past seven years of her career in state service. In 2010, Governor Deval Patrick tapped her to serve as Undersecretary for Criminal Justice in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Her portfolio included the Department of Correction, the Sex Offender Registry Board and the Parole Board with a combined 6000 employees and $550 million annual budget. She also served as the administration’s Executive Director for the Office of Grants and Research administering state and federal grant funds for public safety of more than $150 million.
Sandra is intimately familiar with the non-profit sector. For eight years, she led Roxbury Youthworks Inc. as the Executive Director serving system involved youth and their families. In the mid 1990s , she was the Senior Development Coordinator of the Safe Neighborhood Initiative under Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger. Her career in Boston began as a youth worker following three years as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand.
Sandra is a proud graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She was raised in Ohio.
“We are excited, and proud,” said Reverend Richardson, “to welcome Sandra as the President and CEO of CSR as we celebrate 25 year of leadership to families and children of the greater Boston community and the Commonwealth. Sandra’s broad knowledge and experience will allow her to continue to build upon the foundation which has been laid by her predecessors.”
Children’s Services of Roxbury, Inc. is dedicated to providing comprehensive child care services and helping families establish strong foundations for living. CSR is proud to have Sandra on board to lead that charge.