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Jerry Jerry Otero is a New York City born and bred father of a high-school senior soon- to-be 18-year-old baseball playing son. He’s an active 52 years-old – spending his leisure time surfing, snowboarding and bicycling. He completed his undergraduate studies at City College of New York and his graduate studies at Adelphi University’s Derner Institute where he earned a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology. Jerry is trained as a psychotherapist, and has worked in a wide-range of settings (education, mental health, child welfare, homeless). He has a specialization in children and adolescent developmental issues and the treatment of addictive disorders. Jerry spent five years designing and supervising drug-prevention programming in Brooklyn’s public high schools. He’s was also the senior CASAC Training Instructor at Outreach Training Institute (OTI), and an adjunct lecturer in the addictions program at Metropolitan College of NY. Jerry is also known as Mista Oh!, the founder/director of Cre8tive YouTH*ink LTD (, a non-profit creative arts youth development organization based in NYC, which aims to reduce the negative effects of social inequity by engaging urban teens in the creative arts, sports, recreation, education and community service clubs. You can check out a recent project called the Art School Without Walls ( which revives the spirit of apprenticeship in the arts, by pairing urban teens with working artists in the production of significant works of art.

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