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Julie Laurence, LMSW

Senior Assistant Vice President

Julie Laurence comes to LIP with many years experience working with girls and young women, with a focus on creating safe and nurturing, gender responsive communities, and youth leadership development.

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Erika Contreras
Queens Case Manager

Erika is pursuing a master’s in Psychology at Long Island University. She is inspired daily by the Latino community, and her goal is to help families and their teens succeed socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. She would like to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology and hopes to fulfill that dream soon


Emely Rodriguez

Case Manager - Washington Heights


My name is Emely Rodriguez. I previously worked  in an Article 31 Mental Health clinic. Where I have learned that working closely with at risk clients can have major positive impacts in their lives.

As a certified Mental Health First Aider, I want to use my knowledge to help others. 


Chasity Ortiz

Case Manager, Bronx

I was born, raised and live in the Bronx.  I graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelors in Social Work and have worked as a social worker at Life is Precious since 2014.