Staff Bios

Dr. Sharon E. Harris, Ph.D, Executive Director

New York State Licensed Psychologist, Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and  Co-Chair of the Glen Cove SAFE Coalition. Past President of the Glen Cove Interagency Council. Credentialed act as a Substance Abuse Professional under the Department of Transportation to administer the City of Glen Cove Employee Assistance Program.

Ashley Ferrufino, MHC, SAFE Coalition Liaison

As SAFE Coalition Liaison Ashley Ferrufino provides support to both the School and Parent committees of the Glen Cove Coalition, facilitating prevention educations programs and events, attending strategic planning sessions of the Coalition and supporting the implementation of the committees stated action plans.

She is also available to SAFE’s Community Walk-In Program clientele who are in need of evaluation and referral services for alcoholism and substance abuse, crisis support, housing, employment, Department of Social Services liaison and community based referrals.

Ashley eared her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Old Westbury. She received a Bachelors in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. Prior to joining SAFE, she completed two internships at Seafield Services and Melillo Center.

Patti Averopoulos, Administrative Assistant to Executive Director

Patti Averopoulos is the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director, providing support on all aspects of the agency’s daily operations as well as coordinating meetings and strategic planning sessions for SAFE’s board and the Glen Cove Coalition.  Prior to joining SAFE, Patti provided temporary administrative/managerial oversight of medical office personnel, training of new staff including the permanent administrative manager, preparation and submission of payroll for a medical office in the North Shore LIJ health care system.