So far we’ve introduced you to 3 of our 5 new staff members. You have met Lauren Johnson, LMFT, Justin Kennard, LCSW, and Kristina Hamilton, LCSW, who all offer free counseling services through FoF throughout the boroughs. Contact us to make an appointment with any of them.

Today we are happy to introduce you to Ryan Sheridan and Vanessa Fleury, who have joined the outreach team at Friends of Firefighters. We’re very excited for them to work with Katherine and Daisy in helping get the word out about FoF and our services! Please say hi next time you see them at a firehouse, an event, or here at FoF.


Ryan Sheridan


Ryan Sheridan, Outreach Coordinator:
 Prior to Friends of Firefighters, Ryan performed outreach to New York City high schools and managed recruitment programs as an admissions counselor. Ryan earned a master’s degree in American History from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree in History from Iona College.



Vanessa Fleury B&W
Vanessa Fleury, Outreach Worker: Vanessa graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a bachelor’s in International Studies. She is currently enrolled at Nova Southeastern University obtaining her master’s in Public Administration. She previously worked as an outreach specialist at Switchboard of Miami, the 24 hour Miami-Dade County crisis and referral hotline.