Meryl Cassidy

Meryl Cassidy, LMSW is currently Executive Director of Response of Suffolk County, Inc., Assistant Professor in the Human Services Program at Suffolk Community College, and Co-Chair of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island. After receiving her MSW in 1983 from Columbia University, Ms. Cassidy spent the first third of her career developing and managing innovative housing programs for a variety of at-risk populations in Manhattan and Queens. She moved out to Suffolk County where she expanded her focus to include work with at-risk families and youth in clinical and agency settings, school districts, and with the Suffolk County Probation Department. Throughout her career, she has maintained a passion for training other social worker's and human service professionals, and sees this as a vital part of her role as Executive Director of Response.