Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York (Little Flower), one of the largest and most respected agencies providing critical programs and services to children, families and adults with developmental disabilities in New York City and across Long Island, has appointed Alissa Deakin as the Chief Program Officer, a newly created position on the agency’s management team.
As Chief Program Officer, Alissa will be responsible for program design and strategy, executive leadership and management, building support programs and infrastructure, and building an outcome driven focus and accountability. Her primary objectives will be to assure client satisfaction via quality, efficient and effective service intervention performance; achieve targeted program goals; and promote overall program growth.
Before joining Little Flower, Alissa served as the Executive Director of St. John’s Residence for Boys in Queens, where she was responsible for 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. 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.
“I am very excited to begin working with the staff, board and supporters of Little Flower and look forward to deepening Little Flower’s reputation as service provider while ensuring clients continue to receive quality programs and services” said Alissa.
“We are thrilled to welcome Alissa to the Little Flower family and look forward to working with her as we implement a vision for the future of Little Flower and continue to provide the best possible care to the children, families and developmentally disabled adults in our care”, said Chief Executive Officer Corinne Hammons.