Laura B. Schwartz, ACSW - Executive Director
Laura received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University in 1983. After 10 years of practicing Medical Social Work in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, she joined the staff of April's Child as Assistant Executive Director/Program Director in 1993 and was appointed Executive Director in December 1997. Laura is Past President of the National Parent Aide Network (NPAN) and speaks at local, regional and national conferences on issues related to parenting and to the prevention of child maltreatment.
Stacey Rosenbluth, LCSW - Clinical Director
Stacey received her Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University in 2000. She joined the staff of April's Child in February of 2015. Previously, Stacey worked at FEGS in New York City for 12 years. Initially she was the Clinical Supervisor in a day treatment program for mentally ill/substance abusing adults and later creating and running various programs, most notably the Resource and Referral and Undergraduate Internship Program.
Ruth Ipince, Senior Parent Aide - Bilingual
Ruth joined the staff in March of 2001 as an Intensive Parent Aide, was promoted to Senior Intensive Parent Aide in 2004 and to Senior Parent Aide in 2015. Prior to joining April's Child, Ruth owned a store, did private childcare and was a Teacher’s Aide for a Spanish speaking student in a local elementary school. She received her Associate's Degree from Westchester Community College.
Martha Jordan, Director of Development
Martha has been working in fundraising and development for 25 years. She has a special passion for helping women and children lead fulfilling and promising lives, free from violence and abuse. She is a graduate of Barnard College.