Andover Youth Services
Dec 02, 2022
Tony Serio and Hayato Tsurumaki
Andover Youth Services

Anthony “Tony” Serio: 

Tony grew up locally in Belmont, MA before receiving his undergraduate degree in

Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Master’s Degree in Social Work from

Simmons University. Most recently, he worked for the Town of Lexington as the Assistant Director of

Youth & Family Services, where he provided clinical social work services for Lexington community

members under the age of 60. In addition to counseling, Tony facilitated seasonal program

opportunities for low-income community members, led a monthly community-crisis intervention team

in partnership with local police, health, and fire departments, provided free suicide prevention trainings,

and offered drop-in workshops, afterschool activities, and social events for Lexington teenagers in

partnership with Cary Memorial Library.


Prior to working for the Town of Lexington, Tony maintained several clinical positions within the field of

social work across various school, hospital, and behavioral health settings. These positions included

providing intensive case management at an inpatient residential facility, providing individual and

community-based counseling services via the Child-Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI), working as the

Clinical Coordinator of a DMH-funded residential program, and coordinating summer activities for a

therapeutic foster care agency. Through these experiences, Tony gained an array of clinical skills as well

as a depth of knowledge of the mental health system and available resources, which has further

enhanced his approach to working with youth and families. Finally, Tony’s hobbies and interests include

outdoor education, playing music, and cooking, which he looks forward to sharing with AYS on a regular


Hayato Tsurumaki

My name is Hayato Tsurumaki, new Assistant Director of Andover Youth Services. I have over 15 years of experience in the Recreation field, planning and implementing programs for toddlers through adults.

Most recently, I was the Recreation Supervisor for the Town of Lexington for almost the past 4 years. During my time there, I was responsible for overseeing our two aquatic facilities (pool complex with 4 pools and a reservoir), oversaw all our flag football and basketball leagues, managed all the field permitting for over 30 ballfields, and oversaw over 150 seasonal staff and volunteers.

I recently received my certification as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) to show my commitment to the field and to continue my growth, knowledge and network of fellow colleagues.

Growing up, I would always take part in many recreational classes, programs and various sports teams. Having the ability to participate in these programs, has fueled my passion to provide services for others. The thing I enjoy most about my work is fostering a fun, safe space for others to create new connections within the community and being able to provide similar opportunities that I was afforded when I was younger. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, coaching my son’s sports teams, watching college and professional sports, going to the beach, and going out to try new foods.

I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience to the Town of Andover, specifically to the youth in the community and hope to get to know everyone soon!