Allison Ross is the Assistant Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Families, a role that includes the oversight of Sanctuary’s crisis shelter programs, non-shelter services, the Clinical Department community outreach initiatives, African community initiative, post-shelter care services, and clinical administrative matters. Ms. Ross has also been a leader in establishing Sanctuary’s mentors program, a unique training opportunity for survivors of domestic violence to become community advocates. She earned her MSW degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, and is currently working towards a doctorate degree in Social Work from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services. In addition to her full time position at Sanctuary, she taught as an adjunct professor at Fordham Graduate School of Social Services lecturing on social welfare policies and at Medgar Evers College teaching social science statistics. She is a Field Instructor, providing clinical instructions and supervision to MSW and Bachelor interns as they complete their social work degree.