Tina Banas, MSW LCSW
Director of Development/Youth and Family Programs
Tina began her work at Family ReEntry in 2012 and has served in a variety of capacities including Clinical Director. She currently serves in a dual capacity role as Director of Development and Director of Youth & Family Programs. Tina is involved with private fundraising and marketing efforts to support the agency. She also provides administrative oversight for the daily operations and vision of the Youth Mentoring Program, serving youth at-risk of criminal justice involvement, and has oversight of IPV-FAIR (Intimate Partner Violence-Family Assessment Intervention Response), a DCF funded support to parents referred due to involvement with domestic violence. Tina is a member of the Juvenile Justice Mentoring Network, collaborating closely with the Governor’s Prevention Partnership and is a member of the Greater Bridgeport Mentoring Collaborative and the Local Interagency Service Team (LIST) focusing on Juvenile Justice issues.
Tina is an experienced social service professional with a demonstrated strengths in clinical social work, program and staff development, grant writing and relationship building. She has worked in a variety of family service agencies providing clinical counseling, case management and support services to marginalized children, adolescents and families. In addition, she has created internship opportunities and has participated in various community collaborations. Former roles include working within the MSW Program at Quinnipiac University as Field Education Coordinator and Adjunct Professor, and serving as Director of Early Childhood Behavioral Health Consultation for several Headstart locations within CT.
Tina received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fairfield University and her MSW from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She acquired her Licensure (LCSW) in 2009. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is a SIFI approved supervisor for master’s level social work students.