Assistant Vice President, Behavioral Health, Community Support Services, & Homeless Outreach
Thea Jandzio is an accomplished health and human services administrator with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management. She is committed to the continuous improvement of service quality and agency performance through strategic analysis and transformation of program practices and systems. She currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Behavioral Health, Community Support Services, & Homeless Outreach at Volunteers of America-Greater New York. Ms. Jandzio is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of 28 behavioral health programs including transitional and supportive housing for adults, independent living programs for youth transitioning out of foster care, and residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities. She also oversees the organization's homeless outreach programs and employment shelter in Queens.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Jandzio was the Executive Program Director of Adult and Family Residential Services at The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. There, she was responsible for the overall administrative, fiscal and clinical management of approximately $50 million in government contracts and foundation grants. Her portfolio consisted of over 1,600 individuals living in Supportive Housing programs, OMH-licensed Community Residences, CR/SROs, and Tier I & Tier II Family Violence Shelters. Under Ms. Jandzio's leadership, a new line of health and wellness services was developed utilizing multidisciplinary professionals who addressed residents' chronic health conditions. This resulted in a decrease in mortality rates and adverse events.
Ms. Jandzio currently serves as an active participant in NJ Association of Mental Health & Addiction Services (NJAMHAA); NJ Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (NJPRA); NJ Supportive Housing Association (SHA); NJ Alliance for Children, Children’s Committee of NJ; Children’s Inter-agency Coordinating Council (CIACC); and the Youth Advisory Network (YAN). She is currently a member of Association for Community Living (ACL) and Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY), and a previous member of the New York City Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In past years, she was a member of NYC’s CCoC Performance and Quality Improvement Committee (PQI), which was designed to improve individual program/agency performance and strengthen NYC's CCoC application in order to best achieve HUD's performance goals, impacting the federal funding award to NYC.
Ms. Jandzio currently holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Certificate in Social Work and the Law from Fordham University. She currently is an LCSW.
Areas of Expertise:
- At-risk Youth
- Behavioral Health
- Clinical Engagement