2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Acting President
Myra Alfreds
Consultant to SAMHSA/CMHS
Former Director of Children's Mental Health Services,
Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health                                                                              

Vice President
Carol Feldman
Educational Consultant
Retired Director of Pupil Services,
New Rochelle School District

Treasurer
Stephen Michaels
Financial Advisor & Retirement Plan Specialist
Smith Brothers Financial, LLC
www.smithbrothersfs.com

Secretary
Maria McGinty
Coordinator of Homeless Students Program
Southern Westchester BOCES
http://www.swboces.org/                                                                                                                             

Member
Afua Afriye-Fullwood, Esq.
General Counsel,
Urban Justice Center
https://www.urbanjustice.org/

Member
Michelle Bernard
Owner, Creative Fingers

Member
Cheryl Burton, DSW, LCSW-R
Psychotherapist

Member
Lianne Archer-Grascia, LCSW
School Social Worker,
City School District of New Rochelle
www.nred.org

Member
Wendy L. Hufford
Vice President,
US Litigation, Risk Management and Human Resources
https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com

Member
Victoria McKinney
Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer,
Westmed Practice Partners, LLC/Westmed Medical Group, PC
http://www.westmedpartners.com/ http://www.westmedgroup.com/                                                                                                                                               

Member
Doug Plath, Ph.D., M.A.
Psychotherapist

Member
Ann Spindel
Educational Consultant

Member
Jackquelyn Young
Vice President,
Good for Girls, Inc.
http://www.goodforgirlsinc.org/

 

 



 

 

FAMILY TIES FACTS

  • Family Ties espouses a System of Care for children with emotional challenges that is family driven, child centered, culturally competent and focused on the strengths of the children and families involved.
  • All Family Ties services are free and confidential.
  • A year in residential treatment can cost $130,000 or more per person.
  • A day in a psychiatric hospital can cost about $1,000 per person.
  • It costs Family Ties about $1,000 per family for a year of services.
  • A day of Family Ties activities costs about $2.75 per family.
  • Family Ties has existed in Westchester for nearly 20 years and has grown from one small support group to a membership of over 2,000 families strong.
  • Most Family Ties staff have experience navigating service systems for their own families.
  • Family Ties is affiliated with the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health and Families Together in New York State.

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