Our Team

Edwin Delvalle, MSW


Edwin Delvalle (he/him/his) is an Afro-Latino born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A Stony Brook University MSW graduate, Edwin desires to give back to BIPOC communities, advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, and address mental health concerns on personal and systemic levels. Edwin is well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, using a trauma-informed lens to support clients in navigating daily challenges. Edwin specializes in mental health concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, acute and complex trauma, and gender dysphoria. 

Full-time, Edwin works as an Ombudsman with the Administration of Children Services. He serves young people in secure detention facilities through advocacy efforts, policy and procedural reform, the facilitation of focus groups, program evaluation, and intensive leadership training. He hopes to provide one-on-one services, resources, workforce development, and reintegration support to marginalized groups. 

Taina D. Galarza

Psychotherapist In-training

Taína D. Galarza is a second-year Stony Brook University MSW candidate, looking to learn behavioral mental health best practices with the ultimate goal of addressing the racial and socioeconomic disparities apparent in psychedelic therapy and integration spaces. Taína seeks to use her coaching skills and her ability to motivate and focus colleagues for the successful completion of group work and overall improvement in collaborative efforts.  

During normal business hours, she's known as a force within NYC’s Emergency Management industry. Taína’s transformational leadership style and unprecedented ability to adjust to all operational needs, have facilitated some of the largest & most successful Humanitarian Service operations in the last 10+ years. Her legacy of professionalism, compassion, and inspirational motivation has kept her at the forefront of Social Services and Emergency Case Management during major crises & disasters affecting our most vulnerable.

Kimberly Omezi

Psychotherapist In-training


Kimberly Omezi is an MSW student at Stony Brook University's School of Social Welfare. Hailing from a semi-long line of social workers,  Kimberly is excited to interact with diverse groups of people, explore different social work arenas, and ultimately, learn more about herself in this process.  

During the day, Kimberly is a Supervisor at EAC Network's Queens TASC program, having been promoted from Domestic Violence Case Manager in the Brooklyn site.  Her focus is on assisting individuals with mental health concerns involved in the criminal justice system by identifying, diverting, and managing their care in alternatives to incarceration. Kimberly leverages her degree from SUNY Old Westbury in Politics, Economics, and Law, and her experience as the former Vice President of Clubs and Organizations, to enhance community outreach, education, and engagement.  When not working, Kimberly is usually spending quality time with her friends or singing at her church.

Elizabeth Zaiter, LMSW



Elizabeth Zaiter is a Latina and New Yorker raised in the Bronx. An LMSW and a graduate of Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work, her practice expertise focuses on issues of identity, belonging, and healing and recovery through purpose and meaning.

Elizabeth comes to ALMHA after working close to a decade at the Administration for Children's Service (ACS). She served as the liaison at the St. Barnabas CAC where she conducted forensic interviews and assisted the Bronx D.A., leveraging her Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College.  Prior to entering the social work arena, she worked as a Human Resource and Recruitment Specialist in the legal and financial services sector. When not working, Elizabeth is the proud mom to her pitties and an integral part of her church.

Denise Torres, LCSW


Denise Torres is a clinician with more than 30 years counseling experience who has developed expertise in trauma, ADHD, and issues of identity. As an administration Denise has overseen HIV, mental health, substance abuse, homeless, and domestic violence programming. Much of her work has focused on giving voice to marginalized and underserved communities, evidence-based practice, and integrating evaluation components to support quality, culturally syntonic services.

As the inaguaral Director, Denise leverages her experience as an educator at CUNY's School of Social Work and School of Labor and Urban Studies as well as SUNY Stony Brook University's School of Social Welfare. She has obtained more than 140 million dollars for health, housing, and social services providers. She has combined her interests to edit two books, author several chapters and articles, and is now concentrating on cultivating the next generation of clinicians. See https://www.tccnyc.org/ for publications and grants.