DVHRT Program Coordinator
Hope’s Door

Rosana Caceda is Hope’s Door Program Coordinator for the Westchester County Domestic Violence High Risk Team. Where she works alongside Westchester County DA’s office, Law Enforcement, Westchester Medical Center, and community partners on high lethality domestic violence cases.

Rosana provides victim centered counseling, trauma focused support, assessments, advocacy, and appropriate referrals to survivors and their families. She participates in Hope’s Door outreach presentations, and support groups. She brings more than 15 years of experience to her position at Hope’s Door.

Prior to Hope’s Door, Rosana trained and worked as a Forensic interviewer at a Child Advocacy Center in Nassau County. Rosana worked with children, adolescents, and adult cases of abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence. She collaborated and worked alongside Nassau County’s District Attorney’s office, Special Victims Unit (SVU), Social Services (CPS), Commercial Child Exploitation Unit (CCEU), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and Homeland Security.

Rosana has managed and supervised an Alternative to Detention program for adolescents. Rosana collaborated and worked with Westchester County probation offices, and Courts, for adolescents reintegrating into their communities from residential treatment facilities, and detention facilities.

Rosana also provided trauma informed services to refugee adolescent males in a residential treatment program. Throughout her career she has worked with diverse populations including families, children, immigrants, and refugees. Rosana is passionate on advocacy, education, unity, cultural sensitivity, anti-racism, and the empowerment of survivors.
Rosana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and Criminal Justice from Iona College. Rosana holds a Masters of Social Work, MSW degree from New York University, NYU.

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Program Administrator / DVHRT Coordinator
Westchester County Office for Women
Coordinator of the countywide Domestic Violence High Risk Team, an innovative program to reduce homicides and risk of serious harm in intimate partner violence cases; conduct quarterly site visits for all Office for Women contractors; advocate for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking; member of several County and State-wide task forces.
Past Experience:
District Director, Assemblyman/Senator George Latimer 91st AD and 37th SS
Responsible for all aspects of the functioning of the office, interaction with Albany, managing staff, outreach to the public and working with Mr. Latimer on all District projects.
District Director, Assemblyman Adam Bradley 
Responsible for all aspects of the functioning of the office, interaction with Albany, managing staff, outreach to the public and working with Assemblyman Bradley on all District projects.
Director, District Campaign Office, Congresswoman Nita Lowey
Responsible for accounting for all donations, working with her Campaign Chair, scheduling local fundraisers, making appointments with donors and scheduling staff to help with petition drives and ordering campaign literature 
MHA - Domestic Violence Desk in Family Court
Volunteered 2 days a week as an advocate working with victims of abuse, probabtion and court accompaniment                                      
Volunteer Counselor, NY Hospital Outpatient Program
Ran patient council and groups for outpatients with manic/depression and or eating disorders
Graduate of NYU BA Psychology/English
Community Service/Affiliations:
  • Caseworker/senior caseworker, DSS
  • Associate Director Northern District PTA
  • March of Dimes Westchester Division Board Member
  • Westchester Aids Council
  • Member of Rye Town’s Citizens Against Airport Expansion Committee
  • Steering Committee Member and Scheduling Chair for the creation of Rye Brook Village
  • Founder and Chairperson Rye Brook Youth Council
  • Rye Brook Village Trustee
Contact:  / (914) 995-1951

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Second Deputy District Attorney and Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division
Westchester County District Attorney’s Office

In that capacity, Mr. Green supervises the investigation and prosecution of all cases of domestic violence, child abuse, sex crimes, human trafficking and elder abuse in Westchester County and leads a staff of 30 professionals and support personnel in all aspects of their work on special victims’ cases.

Since joining the D.A.’s Office in 1987, Mr. Green has tried numerous cases involving sexual assaults of adults and children, sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence homicides, other homicides, child physical abuse cases, cold cases, cases of domestic violence and many other types of crime not involving special victims. During his 35-year career, Mr. Green has also presented hundreds of cases to the Grand Jury, argued before the Appellate Division and responded to scores of crime scenes of homicide and other crimes. Mr. Green reviewed or supervised the prosecution of almost every adult sex crimes case in Westchester County between 1999 and 2015 as Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau, and has been an advocate for countless victims of child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse and domestic violence and other violent crimes.

Mr. Green conducts extensive training on behalf of the WCDAO as part of the office’s continuing legal education program and at the Westchester County Police Academy, the New York State Prosecutors Training Institute and at numerous schools and community events.

Since 2010, he has been an Adjunct Law Professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law where he teaches an upper level seminar on sexual assault law. Mr. Green previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Purchase College at the State University of New York for 20 years where he taught classes he created in the areas of sexual assault law and the criminal justice system. Mr. Green has also lectured at many Westchester high schools and colleges (Iona, Pace, Mercy, Manhattanville, Monroe, the College of Westchester and Purchase), Pace Law School and at civic, PTA and other community organizations throughout Westchester County.

Mr. Green is a member of a variety of working groups active in the fields of child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and human trafficking. He is a member of the Westchester County Child Fatality Review Team, the Westchester Child Advocacy Center Planning Committee, and the Westchester County Multi-Disciplinary Team for child abuse. He is also a member of the Westchester County Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team, the Westchester County Domestic Violence High Risk Team and the Northern Westchester Risk Reduction Team- initiatives focused on lethality assessment and other high risk situations in domestic violence cases. He is co-chair of the Westchester Anti Trafficking Task Force. He is the longest serving member of the Subcommittee on Sexual Assault and Family Violence of the New York State District Attorney’s Association, and also is a member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, the New York State Elder Justice Working Group, the Westchester Medical Center Victim Informed Care and Trauma Recovery Task Force, and the One Love Foundation Coordinated Community Response Team. In 2020, he was invited to participate on the Governor’s Mid-Hudson Domestic Violence Regional Council and is co-chair. In 2021, Mr. Green was appointed to the New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Mr. Green is a contributing author/editor to the New York Prosecutor’s Training Institute’s Sexual Assault Prosecution Manual, 2014 edition and the author/co-author of several articles on subjects related to vulnerable victims’ issues.

In 2018, Mr. Green was recognized by the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, with their 2018 Champion Award.

In 2018, he was also recognized by the Westchester County Department of Probation and the Westchester County Office for Women, with the 2018 James Cannon Award for his dedication and leadership in the field of domestic violence.

Mr. Green is a graduate of the Horace Mann School, Clark University and Pace Law School.

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Project Director
Westchester County Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT)
Chief of Police (retired), Town of Pound Ridge Police Department, Westchester County, NY. Served as Chief of Police in the Town of Pound Ridge for 24 years, retiring after a 40-year law enforcement career on August 12, 2022.  
Chief Ryan has introduced numerous programs which have created working partnerships with the police and many aspects of the local community including senior citizens, local businesses, school districts, parents, students, faith-based organizations and numerous sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking service providers.
  • Project Director of the Westchester County Domestic Violence High Risk Team
  • Member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council representing the Westchester Police Chief’s Association
  • Chair of the Westchester County Police Chief’s Association Committee on Domestic Violence
  • Co-founder of the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force 
  • Chair of the Westchester County Police Chief’s Association Human Trafficking Committee and liaison to the County Anti-Trafficking Task Force
  • Consultant and Instructor to the Department of Justice Office for Violence Against Women Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Hope’s Door, a domestic violence / sexual assault / human trafficking service provider and victim advocacy organization
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Pace Women’s Justice Center Friends of Gail
  • Member of the Advisory Board for First Steps To Heal a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization specifically designed to provide immediate assistance to no/low-income domestic violence survivors who need to escape a violent situation
  • Member of the North East Westchester Domestic Abuse Alliance (NEW DAA)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees for the NEW Dawn Advocacy and Resource Center in Northern Westchester County.  The centers’ sole purpose is to provide trauma informed services to all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking
  • Member of the Westchester County Victim Informed Care & Trauma Recovery (VICTR) Taskforce
  • Instructor and consultant for training law enforcement, service providers and the general public on Human Trafficking and how it exists in our communities, indicators, trauma informed response and interview techniques as well as conducting investigations related to HT criminal prosecutions.
  • Member of the Municipal Board of Westchester Emergency Medical Services (WEMS), an advanced life support EMS coalition created by 9 Westchester communities to provide ALS Paramedic services to 9 towns in northern Westchester County.  
  • Founding Member of the Northern Westchester High Risk Team  
  • Director of the Westchester County Domestic Violence High Risk Team.
  • Consultant to Montclair University Global Center on Human Trafficking
  • Executive Director of the Town of Pound Ridge Office of Emergency Management

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Emergency Psychiatry Services Section Chief
Westchester Medical Center

Dr. Klepacz received her MD degree from Medical University in Lublin, Poland. She completed her postgraduate training in Psychiatry at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland and from Columbia University Teaching Hospital in NY.

She is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Klepacz completed Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at New York University, NY and also maintains her Board certification in Geriatric psychiatry.

Dr. Klepacz is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the New York Medical College, where she Directs Behavioral Sciences Courses for medical students. Dr. Klepacz is involved in multiple programs including a Resiliency Program and Career Development Program for medical students. She is also involved in an Asylum Program for immigrants. This is directed by medical students and Dr. Klepacz provides forensic psychiatric evaluations. In support of asylum, Dr. Klepacz received one- year training in “ Trauma and PTSD”, and she is involved in community outreach and training within the Behavioral Health Center and beyond. She created the “BHC and Me” project for Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital.

Dated: October 2022

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