Alissa Deakin, LMSW

Chief Program Officer

ADAs Chief Program Officer, Alissa Deakin is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the highest quality programs and services.

Prior to joining Little Flower, Alissa was the Executive Director of St. John’s Residence and School for Boys, a residential child welfare program for teenage boys in Rockaway Park, NY.  In this capacity, Alissa oversaw the agency’s finances, compliance and contractual issues and programmatic operations.  Among her accomplishments were opening two Close to Home juvenile justice programs, doubling the agency’s revenue and restoring and rebuilding operations after the agency was devastated by Superstorm Sandy.  Before St. John’s, Alissa started her career at the Salvation Army, Social Services of Greater New York, where she rose through the ranks to become Assistant Director of the Group Home department.

Alissa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and Master of Social Work degree from New York University.  In addition to her work at Little Flower, Alissa is a trustee for HABcore, a NJ based nonprofit that provides permanent housing for homeless individuals, veterans and families with special needs.