Emily is a coaching and mental health leader with over 13 + years of experience in developing and turning around programs in various organizations in the areas of healthcare, mental health, supportive housing, social services, substance use and non-profits. She is highly skilled in systems, operations, grants, marketing, business development, and professional development.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York to immigrant parents of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, Emily has navigated the cultural and economic systems and landscapes first- and second-generation immigrants are facing within the United States. Emily has worked with underserved communities throughout New York City and the United States as a whole. Emily earned her masters of mental health counseling at The City University of New York at Brooklyn College and has clinically worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups. In addition to Paragon Solstice, Emily founded Solstice Mental Health Counseling Services based in New York where she privately treats adults and provides comprehensive mental health education and consulting to organizations and institutions.
Emily is especially known for assisting individuals and organizations transform during times of abrupt change, transition and uncertainty. This includes developing and implementing creative and resourceful solutions that lead to significant improvement in client service delivery and satisfaction, staff wellbeing and retention, and overall sustainability and financial viability. She is particularly skilled in assisting in people operations during mergers and acquisitions through comprehensive integration of cultures and operational systems.
Her mission: Guide individuals and organizations to create the keys necessary to open doors to bring visions and goals into creation