Elizabeth Errico, Executive Director
Ms. Errico has worked for nearly 20 years in the fields of psychological counseling, psychotherapy, and education. Ms. Errico has practiced as a psychotherapist in private settings, as part of hospital systems, as well as at non-profit organizations, she taught undergraduate psychology at Kean University for nearly a decade, and conducted consulting work to non-profit organizations regarding team building and internal communications.
Ms. Errico brings this wealth of professional experience and skills to the role of executive director at JBRF. Additionally, Ms. Errico is the parent of a child with Thermoregulatory Fear of Harm Mood Disorder, giving her special insight into the struggles facing the patients and families JBRF seeks to serve.
Ms. Errico earned a BA in psychology from Georgetown University along with an MA in psychological counseling and an Ed.M. in counseling and education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Anna-Christina Allen, Administrative Director
Ms. Allen has spent her career dedicated to supporting individuals and families suffering with a variety of diagnoses including mental illness. Prior to joining JBRF she worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness as office administrator of their Westchester office. Ms. Allen has an extensive background in the non-profit world as a volunteer helping to build communities, to provide access to services, and to advocate for children and families.
Ms. Allen is a founding member of Trailguides, founded to combat the isolation families experience when they face special needs challenges. It provides a network to share academic, medical, and social resources, while also providing a venue in which people can share their experiences and develop a sense of community.
Ms. Allen sits on the board of the non-profit SPRING Community Partners, and serves as that organization’s treasurer. SPRING Community Partners was formed in 2007 by parents, teachers, and community members committed to working to ensure that all children in Dobbs Ferry, NY have the resources they need to succeed in school and beyond.
Ms. Allen is a trained facilitator for the Youth Mental Health Project’s ‘Parent’s Support Network’, which provides education and support for families and adolescents with mental health issues. She is also a trained facilitator for NAMI’s ‘Family to Family’ and ‘NAMI Basics’ courses that provide education, advocacy, and support to families living with mental illness.