Member of the Ambassador Council
A leader whose love of community, humanist perspective, and feminist orientation are as much informed by her studies in Sociology and Clinical Social Work as by bearing witness and living with the consequences of repressive political forces in her native Dominican Republic, Marianela Núñez, LCSW was ultimately raised in New York City where memories of a constant fear her father would not make it home alive fuels her passion to serve the vulnerable. A transformational leader with an impressive set of eclectic clinical, program development, and administrative skills, Marianela holds a License in Clinical Social Work in New York State as well as the State of Florida. Marianela has authored and has been awarded grant funding in excess of 30 million dollars of unduplicated funds covering the full breadth of funding streams (Federal, State, Municipal, and Private Foundations). Her grants have benefitted a wide range of vulnerable populations – survivors of domestic violence, child protection, substance use disorder rehabilitation and treatment, and youth development, among others. Presently, Marianela is the Vice President of Behavioral Health, Clinical Services at a Community-Based Organization in New York City. Marianela has experience conducting psychosocial with dually diagnosed clients and survivors of domestic violence as well as treating clients diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder, among others. Marianela has received several awards for her work and contribution to various community causes. Most notably, she received recognition from the Dominican Women’s Development Center for her contribution in raising “millions on behalf of the organization.”
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