Vice President of Horizon Village
“It is an amazing opportunity to be able to work with patients and their families, to watch families and people heal and recover every day. People invite us into their lives at times of crisis and periods of hopelessness and I am grateful every day to work for an organization that understands and respects this responsibility that is given to us.”
Brandy Vandermark-Murray started her career with Horizon Corporations in 2006 as a substance use counselor. During her tenure she has served in several clinical and operational positions in both outpatient and residential programs within the organization. Brandy assisted in opening many of Horizon’s new facilities over the past 8 years including the outpatient family recovery centers, Terrace House stabilization and detox programming and most recently the expansion of programming at the Horizon Village Campus in Sanborn. As Vice President of Horizon Village Inc., she oversees all clinical and operational programming in a residential capacity.
Brandy’s expertise goes beyond Western New York as she has assisted with the implementation of new regulations in residential treatment and acted as a consultant to various programs in New York State. Additionally she has presented at state conferences with OASAS on residential redesign and clinical best practices. She currently works as an adjunct professor at Canisius College in their counseling graduate department.
Prior to coming to Horizon, Brandy worked with Crisis Services and YWCA assisting women impacted by domestic violence. She has a Bachelors’ Degree in Political Science, Women’s Studies and Criminal Justice from Canisius College and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Canisius College. Brandy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. Brandy is also the mom to therapy dog Oxford.