Dr. Taylor was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1988. He earned his MA in School Psychology (1990) and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University in 1992. He has been a licensed psychologist serving the Long Island community for 27 years. He works full time in the Wantagh School District as a psychologist. Where he started a special needs summer program. He also maintains a private practice in Wantagh. He has been teaching future school psychologists at Adelphi University for the past 10 years. He frequently speaks to parent groups on topics including anxiety, special needs programming, peak performance in sports, and attention. Dr. Taylor continues his programming for special needs students and adults at local area camps. He is also investigating the growing trend of video conferenced therapy.
Tamar E. Ogburn. AAS is a Community Event Planner for EmblemHealth. She is also a Mother, Advocate, Minister, Mentor, Entrepreneur, and Family Caregiver. Tamar was also chosen as one of the 2011 EmblemHealths’ Champions of Care. This is the “What Care Feels Like” brand advertising campaign. Her public exposure, in her own words; encapsulate genuine sincerity and an in-depth focus on supporting the members. She is what care looks like. Some of her current responsibilities at EmblemHealth include assistance in the development of educational programs and outreach for local communities by partnering with Faith-Based organizations, educators, administrators and working with senior centers. On any given day, Tamar is in the field working tirelessly in addressing and advocating for our children and seniors alike. Their concerns become hers. This is what care looks like. Under the EmblemHealth Footprint, within the responsibility of an event planner, she educates the community on the many options available in regards to health insurance, utilizing State-funded programs and community resources.
Director of Outreach & Educational Services
Christina M. Senatore, M.S. Ed., L.M.H.C. is the Director of Outreach and Educational Services. In conjunction with Tru Outreach, Ms. Senatore is committed to addressing and ameliorating early childhood trauma with individuals and families in underserved and disadvantaged communities. Even more pressing, with today’s ever-present discrimination and unrest, it is of utmost importance to focus on these areas due to the limited availability of resources and therapeutic facilities available. Ms. Senatore knows that to understand and treat trauma effectively, it is critical to recognize the changes that it inflicts upon the body and the brain, which affects social, emotional, and behavioral functioning in the present, as well as in years and generations to come.
Throughout her over 25 years of experience as a mental health professional, Ms. Senatore has received training within the therapeutic methodologies of Trauma-Informed/Trauma Sensitive Treatment, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, Psychodynamic Humanistic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness. In practice, she employs an eclectic mindset, as all suffering humans deserve to be recognized as individuals first. It is only here, within this validation, that healing can begin. Ms. Senatore holds a Master’s of Science in Education in School Psychology degree from Pace University and is a Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Mr. Joseph Bullock, Founder and Secretary of Tru Outreach, Inc., developed a set of specialized skills over the last eighteen years, which helped hone his interest in community outreach work. In 2018 he was hired by Finer Staffing, LLC as an account manager that provided counseling and training to African American male applicants. During Mr. Bullock’s tenure, he successfully placed over thirty male applicants in full-time positions throughout New York City. Within a short period of time, Mr. Bullock began to grow within the organization by taking on a wide-ranging of responsibilities. He was promoted to the secretary’s position, where leadership felt he would best serve the organization. His job-related duties consist of; developing and distributing a board calendar, before the start of each year. Acting as a conduit for communication between board management, and board members by giving proper notice of meetings. Creating, materials such as agendas and maintaining accurate documentation and meeting minutes
As the custodian of the organization’s records, he also met legal requirements, such as annual filing deadlines. Which includes filing with the corporation’s Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the state tax agency, and the IRS. He reviewed and updated documents as necessary, ensuring all documents such as; the organization’s articles of incorporation and bylaws, along with the organization’s required nonprofit exemption application and past three annual returns with the IRS were available and readily accessible for inspection by directors and/or board members.
Ms. Nordrene Henry, Co-Founder and Treasurer of Tru Outreach, Inc., has over twenty-eight years of successful healthcare administration experience. Nordrene’s professionalism, coupled with her ability to analyze data and resolve complex problems, elevated her to leadership positions very early in her career. Throughout Nordrene’s career, she has been consistently recognized for her outstanding performance. After ten years as the Supervisor of Patient Accounts at Parker Jewish Geriatric Institute in New Hyde Park, New York, Nordrene was promoted to the Director of Patient Accounts at St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, New York where she hired, trained, and managed a staff of fifteen employees spread throughout four operational units within the hospital. Her job-related responsibilities included but were not limited to; providing quarterly revenue reports to the executive board. Complied and kept abreast of government rules, regulations, and guidelines on the state and federal level and completed
applicable sections on the facility’s annual cost report. In addition, Nordrene was responsible to update the department’s policies and procedures manual as needed; supervise internal and external audits and submit claims to multiple insurance carriers on a daily basis. Oversee revenue by monitoring the facility’s accounts receivable aging; reconciled daily bank deposits; conducted employee annual evaluation and review biweekly payroll. In addition to an outstanding career, Nordrene volunteered her time to raise money for Shasamane Sunrise, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on equipping students in Africa and parts of the Caribbean with basic school supplies. She also assisted with developing programs that led to an increase in school enrollment, attendance, and the student’s graduation rate. After three months of fundraising, Nordrene was asked to join the board as the Fundraising Chair. During her tenor with Shasamane Sunrise Inc., Nordrene prioritized the organization’s finances and was able to deliver supplies to six schools and allocate funds to repair their infrastructure. As a result of Nordrene’s work in Trinidad and Tobago, she was featured in the Trinidad Tribune along with other officers and service workers within the organization. Today, Nordrene works as a consultant, providing medical billing services and practice management skills to medical professionals that own or oversee private practices. Nordrene consistently displays tremendous competence and compassion. She takes great pride in creating opportunities for others to thrive while empowering herself in the process. Amongst her many accomplishments, raising her four beautiful sons will always be her greatest.