The Board of Directors of CLUSTER Community Services has announced that Kristina Yamin has been named Executive Director effective January 1, 2018.
Ms. Yamin has been the Director of CLUSTER’s Mental Health Residential Services program since 2009. She has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of Mental Health, and previously held administrative positions at Project Renewal and the Youth Adult Institute (YAI) in New York City. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University and a Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University.
“I am grateful to the Board for extending this opportunity to me, to my predecessor Toni Volchok for her dedicated service to this organization, and to the exceptionally talented staff for continuously striving for the highest standards of excellence,” said Yamin. “I look forward to serving as CLUSTER’s next Executive Director and leading the agency, in the coming years, as we explore new and dynamic ways to engage and serve the community.”
Toni Volchok, the current Executive Director, will retire at the end of the year after leading the human service agency for 12 years.
Tom Roth, President of CLUSTER’s Board of Directors, noted the Board’s recognition of Kristina’s accomplishments and leadership as Director of CLUSTER’s Mental Health Residential Services and her well-rounded previous experience in mental health and social services. “The current behavioral health environment is complicated and challenging. We are impressed with Kristina’s extensive experience, in-depth knowledge, demonstrated leadership and passionate commitment to the clients and communities we serve. We are confident that Kristina will provide CLUSTER with exceptional leadership, now and in the future.”
CLUSTER is a multi-service non-profit organization located in Yonkers which provides programs and services in for major areas: Mental Health Residential Services, Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers, the Housing Resource Center and Youth & Family Programs.
CLUSTER Community Services is located at 20 S. Broadway, Yonkers, NY, and can be reached at 914-963-6440 ext. 253.