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Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-R, SAP

Senior Vice President, Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs

As senior vice president for psychosocial services and community affairs, Ms. Little’s responsibilities encompass administration and delivery of social work and mental health services, as well as social services program development and outreach. These services are provided at the Institute’s federally-qualified health and mental health centers; Ryan White programs; and home visit programs for families. Ms. Little has been instrumental in developing the Institute’s integrated health and mental health service model, and coached national and international organizations in implementing integrated care models.

Ms. Little currently holds a faculty appointment at Columbia University. She currently serves on the boards of the New York State Association of Play Therapy, Reproductive Health Access Project, and Association of Clinicians for the Underserved.

Ms. Little has a doctoral degree in psychology from California Coast University and a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. She is a federally-certified Department of Transportation substance abuse professional and a certified New York State Mandated Reporter child abuse trainer. In recognition of her work in behavioral health, Ms. Little has received the Eleanor Clarke Award For Innovative Programs In Healthcare in 2004 and the National Association of Social Workers Image Award in 2006.