Jay Sandys is Vice President of Organizational Development at CCA. In that capacity, he advises HR and senior leaders in multiple areas including employee relations, workforce risk mitigation, and organizational challenges. Jay provides advice and counsel on employee risk related to conflict management, performance management, harassment, substance abuse, workplace violence, and HR policy. He is also an experienced coach working with managers and leadership on a variety of matters. In addition, Jay designs and delivers workplace trainings on many topics including harassment prevention, manager development, mental health, and substance abuse.
Jay has considerable expertise addressing personal and organizational issues, developed through 23 years of clinical and management experience in a wide range of settings. Prior to his current role, Jay was Vice President of Operations at CCA where he managed CCA’s technology and administration, as well as the delivery of clinical services. Before joining CCA, Jay was the Manager for the Department of Social Work at a large New York medical center, where he directed a large professional staff and coordinated a variety of support and advocacy programs.
Jay received his Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from New York University. His dissertation on the evolution of EAPs traces the ways in which the advent of managed behavioral health care has had an impact on external EAPs. He received his Master of Social Work from Tulane University and his B.A. in English Literature from McGill University. Jay also received training in Executive Coaching at Baruch College. Jay is a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) authorized to provide and manage services required under the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.