Alissa Horn, a speech-language pathologist by training, is currently pursuing her MSW at Fordham University. Previously, Alissa served as a case manager for Chai Lifeline, an international non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the non-medical needs of seriously ill children, their families and communities. During her 7 years with Chai Lifeline, Alissa saw first hand the importance of peer support in caring for a sick child.
Through her experience in the Jewish community, Alissa recognized that there were few support systems available for parents of children with mental health issues. She developed Project Ometz with Rabbi Ari Zahtz to help meet the needs of these families. Alissa will assist Project Ometz Advisor Martin Galla, LCSW, with client intake, Parent Mentor Volunteer (PMV) training, and PMV assignment.