Reina Batrony, M.A., LMHC

Adjunct Assistant Professor
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B.A., Universidad Iberoamericana
M.S.W., John Jay College (CUNY)


Reina Batrony is an experienced multilingual vice president of services with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry and with diverse focus areas in child welfare, juvenile justice, education, community advocacy and organizing, and health and mental hygiene. She joined The Foundling in 2010 as a therapist in the Bronx and has grown into different roles, with now over 12 years of experiences with program design and implementation, various evidence-based models, community engagement and creating ongoing program improvements to best meet the needs of those we serve. Batrony is a licensed mental health counselor who is fluent in English, French, Creole and Spanish. She is a member of the Foundling’s DEI Council as well as the NYS Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health DEIB Committee and Board Governance Committee.

Outside of The Foundling, Batrony is an adjunct professor and CBARE coordinator with Smith College SSW, teaching and advising second year graduate students on courses such as Community and Agency Practices, Racism in the United States: Implications for Social Work Practice and advising on Community-Based Anti-Racism Experience (CBARE). Batrony also serves as senior advisor for The Foundling’s Implementation Support Center (ISC), supporting different agencies, jurisdictions and others with change management and assessing opportunities for best outcomes for children and families using evidence-based interventions, and advising on opportunities with the Family First Prevention Service Act. Batrony is certified in diversity and inclusion with Cornell, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and received her Standard of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support certification in February 2022 from the National Family Support Network.