Joseph DeMarzo started working with Putnam County as the Putnam County Youth Bureau Director and later became the Director of Putnam County Medical Health Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. He now works as the Deputy Commissioner of Social Services, Mental Health, and the Youth Bureau. DeMarzo has worked in Human Services for 27 years, and some of his previous workplaces include Bronx Municipal Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and Westchester County Medical Center. He holds a Master’s Degree from Iona College and an Undergraduate Degree from Quinnipiac College. DeMarzo was also a graduate of Mahopac High School and still lives in Mahopac today, where he served as the President and has remained a member of the Lake Mahopac Rotary Club.
Janeen Cunningham began working at the Putnam County Youth Bureau in 2003 as the Deputy Director and was then promoted to Executive Director. She is a graduate of SUNY Delhi with an AAS degree in Recreation Management. Her Bachelor of Science degree is from SUNY Brockport in Physical Education and holds a Master of Science Degree in Counseling. She is a certified Instructor in Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR-For the Professional Rescuer for the American Red Cross. She is a Safe School Ambassador trainer and has been trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Pamela Phillips-Zeller is the Youth Services Specialist/Runaway and Homeless Youth Coordinator at the Putnam County Youth Bureau. She graduated from Brewster High School, the State University of New York at Albany, and earned a Master’s of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She began her career with the Youth Bureau as the first Youth Director in 1979. During her time at the Youth Bureau, the Putnam County Youth Bureau/Youth Board developed its first Comprehensive Plan for Youth Services and implemented the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and co-partnered with the Putnam County Mental Health Department in a Suicide Prevention Program Initiative out of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office. After an absence of five years, Pamela returned to the Youth Bureau in 1991 as the Youth Services Specialist/ Runaway and Homeless Youth Coordinator.
Dawn Mullins is the Coordinator of CCSI (Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative) and SPOA (Single Point of Access) for Children and families for the Putnam county dept. of mental health. The objectives of these blended initiatives are to provide assessment, referral, support and strength based service coordination to families with children between the ages of 5-21 with severe emotional or behavioral disturbances, or other complex needs. Dawn is a licensed Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, as well as extensive experience in the fields of substance abuse prevention.
Barbara Reitz has been Putnam County Youth Court Coordinator since 1987. Youth Court is an alternative program to Family Court. The Program heard its very first case in January 1988. The Putnam County Youth Court Program celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2017. During Youth Court Barbara also worked for the Lakeland Alternative High School as a Teacher Assistant, and was a substitute teacher for Carmel School District. She also serves on Cornell Cooperative Extension as a board member.
Christine Andrews became the Putnam County Youth Bureau Secretary in 2015. She has over 30 years administrative experience working in various industries. Since joining the Youth Bureau, her key role is to coordinate the annual Youth Awards Dinner event, which recognizes and honors exemplary youth and adults for their volunteer efforts in Putnam County.
Casandra Barcavage joined the Putnam County Youth Bureau in October 2016. She currently serves as a Youth Program Specialist and is thrilled to be coordinating the Teens N Kids Mentoring Program. In addition to the Youth Bureau, Casandra works at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. She is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and is a lifelong resident of Cold Spring.
Dana Foley began her journey at the Putnam County Youth Bureau as an intern, observing and participating in the many programs offered by the Youth Bureau, such as Pegasus, Youth Court, SIDNE, and the Teen-N-Kids Mentoring Program. Since the conclusion of her internship in November she has been working in the Teens-N-Kids Mentoring Program. Dana has an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science and a graduate degree in Sociology. She has a long history working with youth due to her four year internship at St. Joseph’s Elementary School.
Stephanie Nocera was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Mahopac, NY. She studied Criminal Justice and Psychology at the University at Albany and received her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University. She resides in Mahopac where she resides with her husband. Stephanie started as a Case Worker in 2014 with the Pegasus Program and is currently the Pegasus Coordinator.
Dave Duncan was born and raised in Massachusetts. There he studied Criminal Justice at Salem State University. After moving to New York in 2010, he became a Case Worker for CAREERS Support Solutions; a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find and maintain employment. Dave has been a Case Worker with the Pegasus Program since 2014.
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Dayna Nocera was born and raised in Putnam County, NY and is currently a resident of Carmel. She studied History and Anthropology at Drew University and received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from NYU. Dayna has been a Case Worker with the Pegasus Program since 2014.
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Kim Flynn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education from Pace University. She currently works as a Vocational Counselor at CAREERS Support Solutions assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find and maintain employment as well as assisting high school students transition to a work environment. Kim is a lifelong resident of Carmel. Kim has been a Case Worker with the Pegasus Program since 2016.