The faculty at our Westchester County campus is comprised of dedicated professionals from diverse career backgrounds. A number of them are highlighted below.
Vincenza Corcoran has been a practicing social worker for 32 years and maintains a clinical private practice, providing services to families, adolescents, adults, older persons. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma (in particular with domestic violence survivors). She has been teaching at NYU Silver’s Westchester County campus since Spring 2019 and she observed that the campus provides her a sense of community and a student centered approach in a small intimate suburban setting.
Lily Ann Divino
Lily Ann M. Divino, LCSW, MPH is an administrator for adolescent health data management and school-based health social work for NYC Health+Hospitals. She is a bilingual/bicultural social worker and public health professional with 23+ years of experience in sexual violence, intimate partner violence, adolescents and families, Asian Pacific Islander health and mental health. She is focused on improving health outcomes and equity for marginalized groups. She co-founded Kalusugan Coalition, Inc. (KC), a Filipino community health organization. Other areas of expertise include: community-participatory based research, coalition development, non-profit management, cultural sensitivity, program and evaluation planning. She completed post-graduate training in Data and Analysis; Leadership, Management, and Governance; Policy and Programs; and Education and Workforce Development at Boston University School of Public Health. She received her MSSW from Columbia University School of Social Work and MPH from Mailman School of Public Health. Her BA is from the College of the Holy Cross.
Billye J. Jones
Billye J. Jones, LCSW is an experienced clinician, supervisor, field instructor, administrator, program developer, and relationship builder. She incorporates her passion of child sexual abuse treatment, prevention and developing trauma informed programs in her multiple roles. She has performed extensive work with sexually abused children and adults as well as sexually reactive and aggressive youth. In addition, she has trained therapists, students, parents, teachers, child welfare staff, attorneys, social workers and many others about issues relating to child sexual abuse. Billye was involved in all activities related to child sexual abuse prevention, which included panels, newspaper, radio, and television and even appeared in a documentary. She earned her MSW and attained a Post Master’s Certificate in Clinical Practice from NYU Silver and an Advanced Certificate in Non-Profit Management from New York Medical College/Fordham University. Asked what she likes best about teaching at NYU Silver’s Westchester campus, she said “I get to teach where I went to social work school! I feel very connected to the Westchester campus and I am amazed at how much the program has grown since I was a student.”
Dr. Leslie Peña-Sullivan
Dr. Leslie Peña-Sullivan, LCSW earned her MSW, Post-Master’s Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice, and Doctorate in Clinical Social Work from NYU Silver. She has experience assessing and treating trauma in adolescents and adults. Leslie participated in a Clinical Social Work Fellowship as a Post-graduate Associate at the Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children. She is bilingual (Spanish) and works as a bilingual staff psychotherapist at the Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center. In this capacity, she provides individual, family, and group counseling services to the Spanish-speaking community of Southern Westchester county. Previously, she worked at the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Mental Health Program providing evaluation, psychotherapeutic, and referral services for 9/11 first responders. Her focus of practice is acculturative stress and pre-migration trauma among the undocumented Latinx community. She currently teaches Practice III and IV and Policy I and said her favorite thing about teaching at NYU Silver Westchester is the strong sense of community that the campus emcompasses.
Adrienne Resnick maintains a private practice in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She is also a forensic evaluator. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, ADD, and divorce counseling. She works with families, couples, individuals, and groups, as well as with children in play therapy. As a forensic evaluator she provides legal consultation and testimony, custody evaluations, and supervised therapeutic visitations. Adrienne earned her MSW from New York University in 1981. She also received her certificate from the Family Forensics Training Program at Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health, New York, in 2006. She noted, “I love teaching at the Westchester Campus since although it’s small and supportive, there is a great deal of diversity especially with many students coming from other careers and making life changes to become social workers.”
Dr. James Rodriquez
Dr. James Rodriguez, who teaches Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege, is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. He received his MSW degree from Columbia University and his PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. His research, training and practice interests are in the areas of trauma treatment and trauma-informed care, anti-racist/anti-oppressive practice, and school-based mental health services. He has extensive direct practice, training and research experience in mental health services for children, adolescents, and families. After completing his studies and a post-doctoral fellowship he was the project director and co-investigator with the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Services (CATS) project at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. This project supported an evaluation of efforts to disseminate trauma treatments to children and youth affected by the 911 WTC disaster. Prior to coming to NYU he was a school-based clinician in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital.