Larry Grubler - Moderator Chief Executive Director of Transitional Services for New York, Inc. Larry Grubler - Moderator Chief Executive Director of Transitional Services for New York, Inc. https://www.tsiny.org
Larry S. Grubler, Psy.D. is the Chief Executive Officer of Transitional Services for New York, Inc. (TSINY), a comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health organization headquartered in Whitestone, New York.
In 1981, Dr. Grubler began his career working with individuals with mental illness as a counselor in a day program operated by Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. After four years of providing direct clinical services on both an outpatient and inpatient basis, Dr. Grubler began working as an administrator of mental health programs, both overseeing programs and developing new initiatives. In the late 1980's, he worked under both Mayors Koch and Dinkins as a Senior Consultant for the New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services and gained a good understanding of community participation in program development and public funding. In 1992, Dr. Grubler was hired as TSINY's Associate Director of Residential Services. At the time, TSINY had 189 beds for individuals over the age of 18 who had a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Today, the residential programs have over 700 beds with expansions planned for Queens and the Lower Hudson Valley Region of New York. He was appointed CEO in March of 2007 and has expanded under his leadership to a corporation with a budget of 30 million dollars, servicing over 4,000 people per year. The Agency maintains a host of outpatient services, such as a clinic, a day program, and outreach and vocational services, as well as an affirmative business. Dr. Grubler believes that the rehabilitation services that are provided by the staff of TSINY are so unique and the Agency mission and vision that he helped establish are so important that the services should be expanded to other parts of New York initially and, ultimately, throughout the United States. Dr. Grubler is a Queens native, having been born and raised in Far Rockaway, New York. He resides in Bayside with his wife, Bonnie Arquilla. He received a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a Master's degree from St. John's University in General and Experimental Psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology from Southern California University for Professional Studies. Vladimir I. Gasca, MD Director of Behavioral Health Services and Psychiatry Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Vladimir I. Gasca, MD Director of Behavioral Health Services and Psychiatry Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org
After receiving his medical degree in Valencia, Venezuela, Dr. Vladimir Gasca moved to California where he completed the Substance Abuse Studies Certificate Program at UCLA and directed a non-for-profit corporation dedicated to the treatment of chemically dependent individuals in Orange County. He ultimately relocated to New York where he obtained his psychiatric specialization at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University at Elmhurst Hospital. At Elmhurst, he has held several leadership positions such as the Behavioral Health Associate Director of Ambulatory Care Services and, since July of 2017, the Director of Behavioral Health Services. He also serves as a Board Member for Transitional Services for New York, a leading provider of Mental Health Services in the city.
Dr. Gasca has been recognized for his leadership and contributions to foster the health and well-being of the community of Queens. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Certificate of Merit from the New York State Assembly; the Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Community Service from the New York State Senate; the Outstanding Leadership in Mental Health Award from the New York City Council; and the Physician of the Year Award from Transitional Services for New York, Inc. Dr. Gasca has participated in several international symposia; has been published in renowned psychiatric journals and has been featured in several news articles nationally and internationally as a behavioral health expert. Eugene Shea Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Transitional Services for New York, Inc.
Eugene Shea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has many years of experience working with a variety of substance abuse and mental health populations. He has functioned as both a clinician and a manager in Residential, Long Term Care, Clinic, Continuing Day Treatment Program (CDTP) and Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) settings. In addition to utilizing an array of evidence based practices, he has also developed innovative techniques for engaging individuals and group members in treatment. He is co-author and illustrator of all four volumes in a well-known series of Creative Therapy workbooks.
In 1994 Eugene Shea came to Transitional Services For New York, Inc. (TSINY) as an Assistant Director/MICA Specialist who created a specialized track of services for people who were dually challenged by both substance abuse and mental health conditions. He created TSINY’s weekly peer run Steplink group which was designed to make consumers of mental health services more familiar with, and more comfortable with, twelve step meetings in the greater community. He was a Divisional Director when he left Transitional Services For New York in 2010. Eugene Shea returned to TSINY in 2017 as Assistant Director of the Counseling and Crisis Center, where he continues to engage people in identifying personal motivations for change and practicing effective recovery strategies Jayne Vitale Director of Education of Youth Programs at North Shore Animal League N. Y.
Jayne works with a variety of organizations, including: schools, libraries, universities, hospitals, animal shelters and other community organizations locally and across the country. She develops experiential programs that promote and support the dissemination and implementation of the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. The programs are developed to enhance students’ social emotional competence by teaching and reinforcing critical skills that are the foundation of academic and life-long success. The programs cultivate compassion, build resiliency, and teach ethical decision-making to help children care about themselves, care about others, animals, the environment – the world.
Developed by North Shore Animal League America and Yale University, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is a social emotional learning (SEL) program designed to teach empathy as a skill to the next generation while raising awareness of the plight of shelter pets. Jayne is passionate about making humane education and social emotional learning accessible to as many educators and children as possible. Jayne earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Boston Conservatory and previously worked in the entertainment industry in production, sponsorship and corporate development.