The Center

The Center Committee

The Center is most successful with the presence of an informed, active committee equipped to set priorities on the use of the Center's resources.

It is expected that the committee members will be generous in their sharing about information they acquire in the course of their professional lives:

  • new policy directives, statistics, program trends from OMH, DOHMH, VESID etc,
  • funding opportunities
  • research findings and related information from the professional literature
  • identifying service gaps in the NYC rehabilitation and mental health system.

In this role they provide extra eyes and ears for the Center staff to remain on the cutting edge of the rehabilitation field, which in turn flows to better training and technical assistance for clients.

It is also anticipated that from time to time the committee will develop working groups or task-oriented sub-committees to address immediate informational or programming needs – to which sub-committees additional external individuals may be added.

Center Committee


Christian Huygen, Rainbow Heights Club


Kendall Atterbury
Wanda Cruz-Lopez, Services for the Underserved
Joe DeGenova, Center for Urban Community Services
Juliet Douglas, Venture House
Svetlana Gritsko, The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
Jessica Klaver, CASES
Jennifer Tine, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ
Janis Tondora, Yale University