Since 1990, Randi Bregman has worked with Vera House, Inc., a not-for-profit human service agency which prevents, responds to and partners to end domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse. During her first eleven years at Vera House, she was the Coordinator of the Syracuse Area Domestic Violence Coalition. In August of 2001, Randi began serving as Executive Director of Vera House, Inc. Throughout 2005, after helping to effect a successful merger with the Rape Crisis Center of Syracuse, Inc., Randi served as Co-Executive Director in partnership with the Executive Director of the former Rape Crisis Center. In her current role as Executive Director, Randi is responsible for administration and financial management, supervision of staff, fundraising and fund development, community education and professional training and program development.
Randi serves as Chair of the Syracuse Area Domestic and Sexual Violence Coalition, providing leadership to a broad community coalition dedicated to victim safety and offender accountability. She is also on the Steering Committee of the Human Services Leadership Council of Central New York and serves on the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence Legislative Committee.
In addition, Randi has co-facilitated support groups for women who have experienced abuse and provided case management, counseling and advocacy for individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. She continues to answer Vera House’s 24-hour domestic violence/sexual assault hotline, the “gateway to the agency”.
In 1993, Randi developed a three-credit masters level course in family violence which she taught at Syracuse University’s School of Social Work for fifteen years. Randi received her masters degree in social work from Syracuse University in 1990.
Randi has received numerous awards in recognition of her work in the community including the Social Justice Award and Distinguished Alumna Award from the Syracuse University School of Social Work, BIZEVENTZ Non-Profit Executive of the Year, the District Attorney’s Award through the District Attorney’s Advisory Council and the Post Standard Achievement Award.
Randi has offered expert witness testimony on domestic violence in local criminal courts, federal criminal court, family court and for a federal civil rights case. She has appeared regularly on Syracuse area television programs and has been featured in numerous newspaper articles and radio interviews. Several of her op-ed pieces have been featured electronically and in print in the Syracuse market.