NYC Metro

Lisa Binder, LCSW
Assistant Director; Director of Clinical and Post-Adoption/Post-Placement Services
ffaslisa@gmail.com

Maris Blechner, M Ed, LCSW* **
Executive Director Emerita; International Program Manager (Dominican Republic
maris@blechner.net

Jack Brennan*
Executive Director
ffasjack@gmail.com

Rich Buley-Neumar*
Associate Director (Bilingual ASL)
ffasrich@gmail.com

Sandra Connor
Senior Administrative Assitant, International Program (Bilingual Spanish)
ffassandy@aol.com

Joan Cosgrove-Knoesel, LMSW
Adoption Specialist (Ancillary)

Joanne Ferrante*
Assistant Director/Transition and RAD! Supervisor
ffasjoanne@gmail.com

Elaine Gilmartin, LMSW
Adoption Specialist

Cristina Louis
Senior Administrative Assistant, International Program (Bilingual Spanish)
ffascristina@gmail.com

Gerald McCord
Adoption Specialist

Miriam Rosenberg-Sica
Adoption Specialist


Western NY

Maureen Bradley
Future Worker

Jack Brennan*
Executive Director
ffasjack@gmail.com

Patricia Burks
Future Worker

Michael Carroll
Future Worker

Emily Ehrich
Future Worker

Leo Najdul
Future Worker

Capital Region

Vivian Alexopoulos
Adoption Specialist

Jack Brennan*
Executive Director
ffasjack@gmail.com

Lisa Bristol
Future Worker

Deanne Busch
Future Worker

Julie Cherny
Future Worker

Christine DeMare
Future Worker

Karen Dwyer
Future Worker

Shaun Etu
Future Worker

Jillian Gecewicz, LCSW
Adoption Specialist

Erin Gibb
Future Worker

Camille Hehn, LCSW*

Adoption Specialist

Liam Irwin
Future Worker

Kathryn Johnson
Future Worker

Mary Peel*
Adoption Specialist
ffasmary2@gmail.com

Consultant

Sandra Berenbaum
Consultant


*Adoptive Parent
**Founding Member
***Adoptee
Family Services Staff
Maris H. Blechner, M Ed LCSW
Executive Director Emerita;
International Program Manager (Dominican Republic)

maris@blechner.net

Maris, who was our Executive Director for twenty-six years, manages our international program for adoptions from the Dominican Republic.
Maris Blechner
Cristina Louis
Senior Administrative Assistant, International Program
(718) 224-1919

ffascristina@gmail.com

Cristina assists families in our international adoption program.Sandra is bilingual (Spanish).
Cristina Louis
Mary Peel
Placement Coordinator
(845) 725-7997

ffasmary2@gmail.com

Mary is our specialist in interstate placements, providing contact and support between families and jurisdictions to negotiate placement of children. She also maintains our CONNECTIONS reports.
Mary Peel
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Sandra Connor
Senior Administrative Assistant, International Program
(718) 224-1919

ffassandy@aol.com

Sandra assists families in our international adoption program.Sandra is bilingual (Spanish).
Sandra Connor
NIAH Program

Family Focus Adoption Services
Contact Us, Staff and Directions

Agency Administrators
Jack Brennan
Executive Director
(845) 401-5225

ffasjack@gmail.com

Jack is the director of the agency's Waiting Child Programs for the adoption of children from the foster care system.
Jack Brennan
Joanne Ferrante
Assistant Director
(516) 902-7137

ffasjoanne@gmail.com

Joanne is the supervisor of our Child Transition Workers and RAD! Program Future Workers.
Joanne Ferrante
Rich Buley-Neumar
Associate Director
(718) 224-1919

ffasrich@gmail.com

Rich can answer your questions about adoption and foster care, or about our application paperwork. Call or email Rich to make reservations for INFO Meetings. Rich is bilingual (ASL).
RIch Buley-Neumar
Lisa Binder, LCSW
Assistant Director;
Director of Clinical & Post-Adoption/Post-Placement Services
(212) 473-0603

ffaslisa@gmail.com

Lisa supervises our international program, as well as the family transition workers, and is the school liaison for pre-adoptive families during transition. She is also the agency's grant writer.
Lisa Binder
CALL FOR DIRECTIONS: 718-224-1919

FAMILY FOCUS ADOPTION SERVICES
1528 Columbia Tpke, Suite 202
Castleton, NY 12033
Phone Toll Free: (866) 855-1919

FAMILY FOCUS ADOPTION SERVICES
54-40 Little Neck Parkway, Suite 6
Little Neck, NY 11362

Phone: (718) 224-1919
Toll Free: (866) 855-1919
Fax: (718) 225-8360

Capital District
Training and Meeting Center:
Administrative Offices
Little Neck, Queens:
Hudson Valley Office:

FAMILY FOCUS ADOPTION SERVICES
9 Knight's Circle, Newburgh, NY 12550
845-401-5225

Mailing Address
Long Island:

FAMILY FOCUS ADOPTION SERVICES
535 Broadhollow Road, Suite B-42
Melville, NY 11747

Agency Staff