Meet Our Staff
The Social Services Department is professionally staffed by licensed social workers who have years of experience in working with people with vision impairment and understand the impact and challenges of adjusting to vision loss.

 

Karen Campbell, LCSW

KarenKaren is the Director of the Social Services Department at Lighthouse International which incorporates the Dr. Lorraine Marchi/NAVH Client Assistance Program. Karen has extensive clinical and administrative experience in the field of social work and, prior to working at Lighthouse International, was the Director of the School of Social Work at Adelphi University’s Manhattan Center.  Karen holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from New York University and attended Boston University and Brooklyn College as an undergraduate.  She is also trained in and certified by the New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis (NYSEPH).  Karen has served on the National Association of Social Workers’ Education Committee, the City University of New York (CUNY) Human Services Advisory Board and on New York University’s Mental Health Advisory Board and Ethics Committee.  Karen oversees the day-to-day functioning of the Social Services Department and is committed to providing Lighthouse patients, clients and students with a wide range of services that meet their psychological, social and vision health needs.

 

Robert Brandt, LCSW

RobertRobert works exclusively with clients from the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) in his role as clinical social worker at Lighthouse.  Robert received his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Fordham University and has done post-master’s clinical training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), the Albert Ellis Institute and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) training with its’ founder, Dr. Steven Hayes.  Robert is also certified in motivational interviewing by the Harm Reduction Institute.  Robert has been employed at  St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers of NY, The Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Addiction Institute of NY and has expertise in treating addictive disorders.

 

Rosetta Chao, LCSW

RosettaRosetta Chao is the Senior Clinical Social Worker at Lighthouse International.  She works primarily with patients from the Low Vision Clinic and clients referred by the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH).  Rosetta earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Columbia University and is also certified in Aging and Mental Health by the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College.  Rosetta provides a full range of social services assisting patients and clients in coping with the impact of vision loss.  Rosetta is bilingual in English and Chinese.

 

Tamara Greeley, LCSW

Tamara joins the Rehabilitation Team in Westchester based out of the Low Vision Clinic. Tamara received her training in Social Work from New York University School of Social Work. She has experience working with people with disabilities including vision loss. She is also a consultant with the National MS Society and has a private practice. Tamara is trained and certified as a Focusing Oriented Therapist. In her position at Lighthouse, she works with CBVH clients individually and in groups

 

MSW Intern

Raquel Carrasquillo will be joining the Social Services Department in Fall, 2012 for the 2012-13 academic year as the Department’s MSW Intern.  Raquel is in her second year of the MSW program at Adelphi University School of Social Work.  Raquel will be providing clinical services to Lighthouse International patient and clients and is also fluent in Spanish.

 

 

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