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Department: Leadership

Katie Oldakowski

Katie has been with MHANYS since 2023.

Melissa Ramirez

Melissa has been with MHANYS since ?.

Scott Thomas

Scott has been with MHANYS since 2023.

John Richter

John has been with MHANYS since ?.

John Tauriello

John has been with MHANYS since 2023.

Brandon Beachamp

Brandon, Ed.M., LMHC, (he/him/his) came to MHANYS in June 2021 from our affiliate in Rockland County where, for over 7 years, he worked in a variety of direct care, supervisory and director roles. He is passionate about life-long learning and fostering a spirit collaboration and creativity. In his role at MHANYS, Brandon oversees the Resource Center’s work with schools, families and community partners.  Brandon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holds an M.A. and Ed.M. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Brandon enjoys hiking, time with his dogs, gardening, reading murder mystery books and British TV.

Deborah Faust

Deborah (she/her/hers) has been with MHANYS since 2010 and has been a content expert for MHANYS Family Engagement Programming. She is Co-Director of Building Connection, a collaborative project with the New York State Coalition against Sexual Assault, providing ongoing technical assistance about trauma-informed resources and trainings across NYS. 

Deb loves meditative walking, kayaking, and poetry.

Andrea Hauser

Andrea (she/her/hers) has been with MHANYS since 2011.  She oversees all aspects of the Finance Office including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Grants Management, General Ledger and handles many Human Resource processes.

Andrea and her husband have 4 rescue horses, 2 dogs and many domesticated and feral cats.  In addition to caring for their animals, they harvest the hay for the horses during the summer months on their 40 acres.  In her downtime, Andrea likes to read fiction novels and the Readers’ Digest.