Elizabeth Bryden, LCSW
Elizabeth Bryden, LCSW
Vice President, Programs

A key member of executive leadership team, Liz also provides direct oversight of several major programs at The Village. These include the residential treatment programs, extended day treatment, foster care, adoption, and family preservation and reunification. She also oversees training and compliance, and serves as our Safety Director.

“I came to The Village to develop and implement programs that truly help kids and families by doing whatever it takes to help them achieve their goals,” Liz says.

Prior to coming to The Village in 2002, Liz served in various roles, including chief operating officer of Walker Home and School in Needham, Massachusetts, which provides intensives services to emotionally, behaviorally and learning disabled students and their families. She has also volunteered in a psychiatric hospital for children in New York.

She serves on the Adoption Subsidy Review Board at DCF. A licensed clinical social worker, Liz earned her master’s in social work from Rhode Island College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester in NY.

What quote best captures your personal philosophy?
“Failure is not an option.”

What is something unexpected that most people don’t know about you?
I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

What do you most want clients of The Village to know about you?
I want them to know that I am here to serve them and that there is hope that life can get better.