- Master’s degree in Psychology from Columbia University
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology from Hofstra University
Areas of expertise
- Mental Health, Housing, and Substance Abuse Programs
- Residential and Homeless Prevention Programs
- Community based Health Programs & Coalitions
- Care Management
Romy Martin, Vice President of Argus and BOOM Health Home since 2016 brings 29 years of experience in the social services field. Having acquired her Masters degree in Psychology from Columbia University, her areas of expertise include mental health, substance use, HIV/AIDS as well as housing and homelessness.
Ms. Martin had the opportunity to develop, create and implement a Shelter Plus Care Housing Program for homeless individuals. Thereafter, she ran a homeless shelter for individuals who were HIV+ and had substance use issues along with mental health conditions. She then worked for a DOH AIDS Institute/ CMCM program. This program targeted HIV+ individuals who required intensive case management to stabilize their lives. Ms. Martin volunteered in 2002 and 2003 to be the Co-Chair of the Queens HIV Care Network Community Awareness Group as well as the Co-Chair of the NYC DOH AIDS Institute TAG Meetings.
“Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed down-stair one step at a time.” – Mark Twain
In 2009, Ms. Martin moved on to being the Director of Social Services for a Supportive Housing Program that houses 60 families who were formerly homeless and who suffered either from mental health, substance use and/or medical conditions. It was 2010 when the agency asked her to run the largest City funded homeless prevention program called HomeBase. Six years of homeless prevention brought her to Argus/BOOM where all of the above mentioned expertise are utilized in the Care Management program.