Executive Board

President – Bud Ballinger, PhD

Bud Ballinger earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University in 2000. While in graduate school, he worked in a maximum security psychiatric prison hospital and a juvenile detention facility. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in 1999-2000 at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse. Following internship he accepted a full-time position at Madison County Mental Health Department and worked for eight years as the coordinator of forensic services. The duties of this position included serving as the Mental Health liaison to the courts, corrections, and law enforcement, providing or supervising evaluations and treatment for sexual offenders and other mandated clients, and supervising the team responsible for the sex offender treatment program. Dr. Ballinger opened a part-time private practice in 2007 and at the end of 2008 left full-time employment with Madison County to enter full-time private practice providing consultation, forensic evaluations, and courtroom testimony. The majority of his cases involved assessing sexual offenders and making treatment and supervision recommendations including recommendations regarding civil management under Mental Hygiene Law Article 10. In 2013, he was hired by the NY State Office of Mental Health to develop an intensive prison-based sex offender treatment program in Marcy, NY. He continues to work in the prison-based program, which treats high-risk sexual offenders who are likely candidates for civil confinement. He has served on the Advisory Board for the Madison County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Madison County Youth Board. He has served on the Alliance Board since 2010 and on the NYS ATSA Board since 2011. He is the current president of NYS ATSA.

Vice President – Jennifer Cinicolo, LMHC

Jennifer Cinicolo, LMHC earned her Masters in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She currently works in an outpatient setting with adult male and female offenders at Empire State Forensics in Hartsdale, NY. Jennifer has worked with Empire State Forensics since 2013 specializing in the evaluation and treatment of adult males and females who sexually offend and juveniles who exhibit problematic sexual behavior. Clientele includes Article 10 SIST respondents, individuals serving on local and federal probation, college students accused and found responsible for sexual misconduct, and non-justice involved clients such as minor-attracted persons.

Jennifer has been an active conference committee member since 2016 and is currently on the board of the Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and serves as the Vice President of the New York Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Jennifer looks forward to many years of participation in the organization working towards the prevention of sexual violence. Jennifer can be reached at JCinicolo@EmpireStateForensics.com

Treasurer – Larry Menzie, LCSW

Larry Menzie, LCSW received his Masters Degree in 1994 from Columbia University. He has been in the field of social work since 1990 working with a variety of underserved populations. From 1994-97 he was a Team Leader at the largest Single Room Occupancy program in NYC. From 1997 to 2008 he was a Parole Officer with the New York State Division of Parole. As a Parole Officer he covered various precincts and supervised a specialized case load of substance abusers. He has also served as the primary Employee Assistance Program Coordinator covering the Downstate area. While a Parole Officer Larry also worked as a Social Worker in the Emergency Room of Elmhurst Hospital providing a variety of services. In 2003 he co-founded Queens Counseling for Change. He is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, joining the NYS Board in 2009 and has specialized training in the area of treating and preventing sexual violence. As a board member for NYS ATSA he has worked to educate and raise awareness regarding the chapters work throughout NYS with professional and community groups. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Chapter. Larry assisted the NYC Department of Probation in redeveloping their approach to the supervision of sexual offenders and assisted in the development of a specialized Sex Offender Court Part in Queens County. As the President of the Alliance he has worked to create new committees, foster relationships with other organizations, update the bylaws, along with creating a long term plan to sustain and support the organization as the field of sexual violence treatment/prevention continues to transition. Larry is the Director of Queens Counseling for Change, overseeing administrative and clinical services to a diverse population seeking services related to sexually inappropriate behaviors.

Secretary – Chris Farrell, LCSW

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Past President – Richard Krueger, MD

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Conference Co-Chair – Shoshanna Must, PhD

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Conference Co-Chair – Kelly Bunt, LCSW

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Board of Directors

Gilian Tenbergen, Ph.D

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David Wallace, LCSW

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Frank Cangiano

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Timothy Wisniewski, PhD

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Dina McManus, LCSW

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Bill O’Leary, PsyD

Bill O’Leary, LCSW-R, PsyD. has been in the mental health field since 1991 where he worked as a socio-therapist in an RTF with emotionally disturbed adolescent females (many of whom were victims of sexual abuse). He then went on to work at St. Mary’s RTC (now known as Mercy First). While there, he worked many positions ranging from child care to director of program services. During that time, he began working with adolescent offenders. In 1999, he received his MSW from Adelphi University and began his own consulting business named People Talk, Inc. Through consulting, Bill has taught for SUNY Stonybrook, Fordham University, Buffalo State, rookies for the New York Giants, and thousands of students via bullying and sexual harassment workshops in schools. Bill has also taught for NY City ACS specializing in Common Core, Sexual Abuse, and investigations. Currently, he still teaches on a consultant basis, is a media consultant, and works extensively as a forensic therapist with law enforcement cases.

Justyna Rzewinski, LCSW

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