Andrea Kocsis, LCSW, a graduate of Smith College, received her Masters Degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. She has had specialized training in alcoholism and substance abuse counseling, and is certified in acupuncture detoxification.
Ms. Kocsis has worked for the New York City Bureau of Child Welfare and Windham Child Care, and was Executive Director of Futura House Foundation, a provider of housing and rehabilitation services for persons with psychiatric illnesses. In 1999, Futura House merged with Human Development Services of Port Chester, to become Human Development Services of Westchester. For 20 years, Ms. Kocsis served as CEO of HDSW, which provides similar housing and rehabilitation services, as well as care management, clubhouse, employment & education services, and crisis respite and hospital diversion services for persons with psychiatric and complex medical conditions. HDSW’s Neighborhood Preservation Company provides eviction prevention, mortgage foreclosure mitigation, and financial and housing counseling services, with the goal of sustaining affordable housing opportunities in Westchester County.
Ms. Kocsis has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University and at New York University, and is co-author of The Halfway House, On the Road to Independence, published by Brunner/Mazel. She has served in numerous positions on the Board of Directors of the Association for Community Living, a statewide organization of providers of housing and rehabilitation services in New York for persons recovering from psychiatric illnesses, and currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the New York State Care Management Coalition. She is past Chairperson of the Community Services Board of the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health, is a member of the Port Chester NAACP, and s a member of and Past President of the Rye City Lions Club. Ms. Kocsis served on the Board of Directors of Coordinated Behavioral Health Services, an Independent Practice Association of providers of behavioral health services in the Hudson River Region of New York State. She is currently Co-President of the Westchester Chapter of the New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers.