Sarah Blanco, LCSW, Director of Programs
Sarah clinically supervises all Career Managers and Social Work Interns, as well as our Director of Rikers Island Reentry Services, Shannon Hilliker, and our Director of Measurements and Outcomes, Mark Leonida, both of whom are Graduate Students at the Hunter School of Social Work. She assists Mr. Goldsmith in managing all key program activities, conducts clinical crisis interventions with clients as needed, and facilitates weekly staff meetings and case reviews. Ms. Blanco also develops and manages our relationships with community partners such as the NYU and Columbia U. Schools of Social Work. Ms. Blanco received her MSW from the University of California, Berkeley and her BA in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining the GOSO staff, Ms Blanco was Senior Clinical Director for Housing and Mental Health. She is also a practicing psychotherapist.