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Owego, New York, 13827, United States
October 15, 2016

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Annheleen A. Wasko-Smith, LMSW

License Number: **9039-1

** **** ***** ******, *****

Owego, NY 13827

Cell: (607) 778- 0228


Professional Summary

** + years as a Progressive Director in Social Services/ Health Care. Excellent ability to provide genuine concern and empathy for individual's cultural / social differences. I am committed to bring about real change, practical results in people's lives. I have extensive experience working with individual's with severe and chronic mental illness. Strong proven ability to develop productive relationships with individuals within a wide age range new born to 100 years of age.

Core Qualifications

Client Focused

Advocate for client services

Critically analyzes models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation

Effective communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, colleagues

Responsible / dependable

Positive and inspiring

Efficient time management

Attention to detail

Fast learner

computer proficient


March 2016 to Current

Southern Tier Aids Program

Director of Programs

Director of grant funded programs, Women’s Program,Testing Program ( HIV, STI, HCV) Harm Reduction/ Syringe Exchange Program, LGTBQ adolescent and adult programing, Criminal Justice Initiative Program in Prisons. Over site of all programs, including grant writing, and direct supervision of Asst. Directors and Coordinators. Champion for Trauma Informed Care (TIC) for Aids Institute, to initiate TIC within all agency programs and county programs.

November 2014 to January 2016

Bassett Medical Center Cooperstown, NY

Director of Social Work

Direct 11 Social Workers and 4 Interns in all hospital functions including all medical floors, OB/peds, surgery, ICU, hospice/ palliative care, ED, psychiatry. Also affiliates Dialysis and Cancer, Direct 10 RN Case Managers, 4 Care Coordinators on effective discharge planning / LOS developed competencies for staff and ensured regulatory compliance on Joint Commission Standards, IPRO, CMS, DOH for Social Work Department, Provide clinical leadership on OMH/ OPWDD/SDMC, Developed policies and procedures on CPS and APS, lead training for all new hired Drs, NPs and clinical staff, Lead inpatient Psychiatric LOS daily huddle, Lead inpatient SW Medicine daily huddle, member of Ethics Committee.

November 2013 to July 2014

ACHIEVE Johnson City, NY

Division Manager

Supervised 15 State Certified OPWDD Residential homes, including supportive and supervised apartments and respite housing.

Directed over 40 staff within Residential Program including house managers and supportive house aides.

Also, promoted and marketed ACHIEVE at Broome Developmental Center to families who were interested in ACHIEVE.

January 2013 to September 2013

Kinship Navigator Rochester, NY

Kinship Navigator Coordinator, Broome and Tioga Counties and 5 downstate counties

Federally Funded Grant project operated by Catholic Family Center in Rochester, NY. Funding from NYS Office of Children and Family Services. Developed Community Networking, referral networks, established Coalition and Summit.

January 2005 to October 2012

Willow Point Nursing Home Vestal, NY

Director of Social Services

Directed 10 staff sub acute and acute, administered trainings, and supervision. All positive NYS Department of Health Surveys/Federal Surveys for 8 years, No deficiencies, Implemented Psychiatric / Psychological Services in the facility Developed initiatives of fundraising - raising over thousands of dollars for resident's and family members. Devised admission screenings, intake assessments, psychological intervention services pre/ post discharge planning. Developed programming for individual, group therapy and family interventions/ facilitated resident/family groups therapeutic and educational. Chaired Family and Resident Councils, directed crisis intervention processes.

January 2005 to October 2012

Sidney Hospital, Waters of Endicott, Bridgewater Skilled Nursing Facilities Binghamton, NY


Supervised closing of Sidney Hospital SNF; Water's of Endicott, RiverView Manor, Owego, Bridgewater, Consulted/ Oversight to maintain DOH deficiency free.

Administered evaluations for new patients, and assessed therapeutic needs while in nursing home and post at discharge.

December 2001 to December 2005

Lourdes Hospital Binghamton, NY

Medical Social Worker

ER, Short Stay, pediatrics, Woman's and Children's, ICU, and Medical floors 1-3 Strong skills in assessment for alcohol/ drugs/ suicide/ depression/ competency. Worked with all patients with chemical dependency and substance abuse . Always accepting of on call. Creative discharge planning with patient involvement. EAP therapist at Lourdes Richard Clinic.

June 1995 to December 2001

Children's Home of Wyoming Conference Binghamton, NY

Social Worker

Social Worker in specialized foster care for 4 years/ Social Worker in residential for 2 years. Innovative service delivery case planning in treatment, permanency planning and discharge. Worked directly with children/ adolescents with special needs. Advocated on child's behalf with DSS, community agencies, schools, and other service providers. Promoted children and guided the development of increased adaptive coping skills, and socialization skills. Promoted parents, enhanced their skills through their active involvement in treatment planning process and ongoing review of progress. Devised treatment team/ planning conferences; participated in teamwork inter and intra departmentally.

April 1994 to May 1995

American Red Cross Binghamton, NY

Emergency Services Coordinator

Managed disaster services department, local disaster services team member/ responded to all local disasters, coordinated all emergency services on a local level and internationally for military personnel. Coordinated Project Share for heat and electric emergencies.

April 1994

Volunteers of America Johnson City, NY

Director of Sheltered Re Numerative Work Program

Employed individuals in recovery from substance and alcohol use, individuals receiving public assistance, and individual's receiving services from OPWDD.

Directed staff, facilitated trainings on all procedures/ protocols within thrift store operations. Increased sales over 100% at VOA, by promoting creative teamwork with all individuals employed.


2002 Marywood University Scranton, PA

Masters of Social Work

1988 Binghamton University Binghamton, NY

Bachelor of Science

1985 Fashion Institute of Technology New York City,

Associate of Applied Science

1984 Broome Community College Binghamton, NY

Associate of Arts


Clinical leader/ goal driven/positive

Organized/ juggle multiple concurrent projects

Innovative problem solver

Team player who builds trust

Enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solvingEducator

Self aware with tenacity

Productive leader with solid work ethic

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