Mark Handelman , Executive Director – Mark Handelman is known nationally and internationally as a leader of not-for-profit organizations. He is an expert in refugee resettlement and social services with multi-cultural populations, children and youth services, family services, substance abuse treatment, autism spectrum disorders and mental health services. In years prior to assuming the position of Executive Director of Hamilton-Madison House, Mark served as President and CEO of The New York Association For New Americans (NYANA); one of the largest refugee resettlement and immigrant services agencies in the United States, Director of Methadone Treatment at Jamaica Hospital, Assistant Professor of Social Work in Administration, Community Organization and Social Policy for the Wurzweiler School of Social Work and Supervisor of Adolescent Services at the Educational Alliance.
Thea Goodman, Associate Executive Director – Ms. Goodman a Licensed Clinical Social Worker has been with Hamilton-Madison House over 25 years. She oversees all children, youth and family-related programming. As a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Goodman and her staff ensure that program participants are provided with a foundation for future success. Ms. Goodman personally has been involved in many of the Lower East Side settlement houses and is invested in the long tradition of social services.
Peter Yee, Assistant Executive Director for Behavioral Health Services – Peter Yee, Assistant Executive Director for Behavioral Health Services– Mr. Yee a Licensed Master Social Worker has been with Hamilton-Madison House over 10 years. Mr. Yee is responsible for both the administrative and clinical aspects of Hamilton-Madison House’s Behavioral Health and Supportive Housing programs. Each year, over 19,000 clinical units are provided to more than 800 clients.
Isabel Ching, Assistant Executive Director for Senior Services – Ms. Ching a Licensed Master Social Worker supervises the Hamilton-Madison House's four senior sites and various services. She has been working at Hamilton-Madison House since 1996 at the City Hall Senior Center and worked with seniors in Brooklyn for 4 years. Ms. Ching has over 15 years experience of working with seniors.
Laura Kollins, Administrative Director of Child Care – Laura Kollins has been involved with non-profit child care service over 30 years. She has been with Hamilton-Madison House over 15 years providing services to 450 children under the age of 5. The programs include Family Child Care, Toddler Child Care, Pre-School Child Care, Head Start, UPK and Private Care. The most recent addition of services is Hamilton Madison School House located at 80 Beekman Street.
Linnit Lawton, Director of Human Resources – Ms. Lawton, a certified Professional in Human Resources, has worked for Hamilton-Madison House over 20 years. She has streamlined the personnel and benefits management of the organization centralizing the entire Human Resource Management operation and improving its employment practices. Prior to her employment at Hamilon-Madison House, Ms. Lawton was a parent volunteer at Hamilton-Madison House's Head Start program for four years.