Sandy is a NYC metro area community organizer, and private practitioner with a focus on depression, anxiety and addictions. She has taught social justice at Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service.
She presently serves as NYC Chapter President of the National Association of Social Workers. She is a founding member of the Antiracist Alliance, whose purpose is building a movement to undo structural racism in human services and to bring an analysis of structural racism as outlined by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond to social work education and practice. Sandy currently serves as a member of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond leadership team, Westchester County Human Rights Liaison Committee for Town of Greenburgh, NY and on NASW Council for Chapter Presidents.
Sandy has received the Social Worker of the Year Award for NASW Westchester Division (2012); a recognition award for establishing the Rockland County Drug Court (2008); the NASW NYC Social Work Image Award (2008); and the 2007 WestCOP Community Service Award for her steadfast commitment to focus on undoing racism for low income and at-risk populations in Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY.