Leadership

Leadership

LaTanya M. Colon-Harris

MBA, Founder CEO

Mrs. LaTanya M. Harris is the Founder and CEO of Harris Hands Community Services. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and providing not for profit leadership. She founded the organization in 2008 with a small Medicaid Service Coordinator department. Under her leadership the agency’s workforce has grown exponentially and as a result the organization has been able to develop additional programs such as Day Habilitation, Community Habilitation and Respite services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. LaTanya is a graduate of Monroe College’s King Graduate School where she received a Master of Business Administration. lharris@harrishands.org

 

Shanon K. Harris

LMFT Deputy Executive Director

Mr. Shanon K. Harris is the Deputy Executive Director of Harris Hands Community Services. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of human service providing direct services and not for profit leadership. Mr. Harris formerly served as the Director of Preventive Programs at NAFI, which provides child welfare services in Westchester, Orange and Nassau County. He is a 2015-2016 Black Agency Fellow and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Monroe College in the Bronx N.Y. Shanon is a graduate of Mercy College where he received a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of N.Y.

sharris@harrishands.org

Reinaldo Otero

M.A., Senior Director of  Site Based Waiver Services

Mr. Reinaldo Otero is the Program Director for Waiver Services at Harris Hands Community Services. He has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to joining Harris Hands, Mr. Otero served as the Assistant Vice President at New Foundling. Reinaldo is a graduate of Rockville University and has a Master of Art in Social Work.

rotero@harrishands.org

Stephanie A. Day

B.A., Director of Operations

Stephanie A. Day is the Director of Operations for Harris Hands Community Services, Inc. She received her Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Monroe College and her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management from The Art Institute of New York. She has been a part of the Harris Hands Team since 2014. Stephanie oversees the agencies daily operations which includes business and finance management and assist with various projects. sday@harrishands.org

 

Heidy De La Cruz

MSGC, Director of Community Based Waiver Services

Ms. Heidy De La Cruz has worked in the human service field for more than 15 years, primarily in the child welfare system. She has worked for agencies such as the Children’s Village and NAFI. In her last position as a Preventive Services Supervisor, she was responsible for promoting the community-based service delivery philosophy of the agency, ensuring that quality services were delivered and providing supervision to her staff to further their professional development. Ms. De La Cruz is a graduate of the College of New Rochelle where she received a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling. Ms. De La Cruz is also an adjunct faculty for Monroe College’s Criminal Justice and Human Services Department.

hdelacruz@harrishands.org

Maria Pache

B.A., In-Home Services Supervisor

mpache@harrishands.org

Robert Vargas

B.S., In-Home Services Supervisor

r.vargas@harrishands.org

Tobie Buford

M.A., Day Habilitation Supervisor

tbuford@harrishands.org

Antoine Mitchell

B.A., Respite Program Supervisor

amitchell@harrishands.org