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Deputy Director Appointed At Mount Vernon's Guidance Center Of Westchester

Susan M. Ohanesian
Susan M. Ohanesian Photo Credit: J. Maisano

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Guidance Center of Westchester has named Susan M. Ohanesian as deputy director for clinical and substance use services.

In her role, Ohanesian is responsible for all aspects the Agency’s mental health clinics, school-based mental health programs and substance use treatment programs.

Collectively, these programs provide services to more than 1,540 people each year with a combined annual budget exceeding $3.5 million.

Ohanesian most recently served as senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Daytop Village in New York City where she developed implemented, evaluated and maintained programs, services and activities.

Prior to Daytop, Ohanesian held a variety of increasing leadership positions with Palladia, Inc., one of the largest nonprofit, multiservice agencies in New York City. She also held posts with Bowery Residence Committee and Palisades General Hospital.

“Susan’s knowledge and expertise will help The Guidance Center of Westchester target strategic opportunities that will enable the agency to grow and thrive by providing integrated services, implementing more business efficiencies and providing high quality services,”  Executive Director Amy Gelles said in a statement.

Ohanesian earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Connecticut and her master of science in social work from Columbia University. She is a licensed certified social worker, a certified alcoholism and substance counselor and a certified instructor for social work field placements.

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