Senior Vice President of Operations
Brandy Vandermark-Murray started her career with Horizon Corporations in 2006 as a clinician. During her tenure she has served in several clinical and operational leadership positions throughout the organization. Brandy was instrumental in Horizon’s growth throughout WNY. Throughout her career she has taken on lead roles in opening and developing outpatient family recovery centers, detox and stabilization center and the expansion of our residential program in Sanborn NY. From 2018 -2021 she served as Vice President of Horizon Village providing executive oversight to clinical and operational programming needs for 196 residential beds throughout WNY.
Brandy currently services as our Senior Vice President of Operations. While she continues her leadership role in our residential service line, she has expanded her oversight to our OASAS and OMH outpatient programs, ensuring we provide opportunities for innovative clinical treatment and executive oversight to operational planning. In partnership with Horizon’s Executive team Brandy is responsible for strategic planning, advocacy and community education as it relates to community behavioral health needs.
Brandy’s expertise goes beyond Western New York as she has assisted with the implementation of new regulations in residential treatment and served as a consultant to various programs in New York State. Additionally she has presented at various state conferences providing training on leadership and clinical programming and implementation. She was awarded the Eileen Pencer Award for her outstanding contribution to the field of substance abuse by ASAP in 2019.
Outside of Horizon Brandy works as an adjunct professor at Canisius College in their Mental Health Counseling graduate department, sharing her passion of behavioral health and developing future counselors. Brandy serves on various community boards in WNY.
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. She resides in Amherst, NY with her husband and two children.