John Rooney

John Rooney, MS, CRC is CCNY’s Quality Improvement Manager.  His many years of professional experience in the field of Mental Health includes working with adults in residential, institutional and clinic settings. John’s past work also includes Compliance Specialist involved advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities, the development and presentation of training programs on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) and the provision of technical assistance to architects and building code officials regarding federal and state building code requirements for accessibility to the built environment.

In his role as Quality Improvement Manager, he will act as a system wide resource and work with service providers to assist in improving services to individuals with issues of serious mental illness and severe substance abuse disorders. The goal is to work with agencies from a quality improvement framework to facilitate effective practice through objective decision making in clinical practice utilizing national best practice standards, sound data and collaboration.


Certified Rehabilitation Counselor – Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt – UB TCIE
QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor – QPR Institute

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