Board of Directors


Rob Flower, Ph.D .    Professor Emeritus, Lemoyne College Doctorate in Philosophy, Syracuse University      "Terry (my wife) and I had been looking for a way to “give back” when the opportunity to get in at the ground level came up with Road2RecoveryCNY. Blessed to be in my twentieth year of recovery from alcoholism, we have an intimate appreciation for the pain and suffering brought into peoples’ lives by the insidious hold of addiction."

Rob Flower, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Lemoyne College Doctorate in Philosophy, Syracuse University

"Terry (my wife) and I had been looking for a way to “give back” when the opportunity to get in at the ground level came up with Road2RecoveryCNY. Blessed to be in my twentieth year of recovery from alcoholism, we have an intimate appreciation for the pain and suffering brought into peoples’ lives by the insidious hold of addiction."

Barry Weiss     "Over the past six years as the chair or co-chair of the Onondaga County Drug Task Force I have learned about the various treatment options available in this community, state and region. I understand now that treatment means different things based on the stage of their addiction and there is not one avenue for everyone who is seeking help. Being able to find new avenues for treatment is vital to how we address the opioid crisis. Road2RecoveryCNY offers a pathway for those who want to get on the right side of their addiction and I am looking forward to helping them develop this form of treatment."

Barry Weiss

"Over the past six years as the chair or co-chair of the Onondaga County Drug Task Force I have learned about the various treatment options available in this community, state and region. I understand now that treatment means different things based on the stage of their addiction and there is not one avenue for everyone who is seeking help. Being able to find new avenues for treatment is vital to how we address the opioid crisis. Road2RecoveryCNY offers a pathway for those who want to get on the right side of their addiction and I am looking forward to helping them develop this form of treatment."

Alexandra Punch, MPA    "As the daughter of a parent lost to addiction, and the Director of Drug User Health programming in CNY, I fully appreciate the struggle so many endure on the road towards recovery. My ultimate goal for joining Road2RecoveryCNY is to increase awareness of long-term, comprehensive treatment options that can saves lives-while creating a supportive, collaborative community for the families of those involved."

Alexandra Punch, MPA

"As the daughter of a parent lost to addiction, and the Director of Drug User Health programming in CNY, I fully appreciate the struggle so many endure on the road towards recovery. My ultimate goal for joining Road2RecoveryCNY is to increase awareness of long-term, comprehensive treatment options that can saves lives-while creating a supportive, collaborative community for the families of those involved."


Candidate Selection Board


Timothy Endy, MD, MPH  "As a clinical Infectious Disease specialist and researcher. I have been touched by our substance use disorder epidemic in several meaningful ways. The first by caring for patients in the hospital who have had devastating and traumatic infections as a result of their addiction. The second is with our own son's struggles with addiction. The power of my son's recovery has created my passion for helping others with substance use disorder who lack the resources to obtain help."

Timothy Endy, MD, MPH
"As a clinical Infectious Disease specialist and researcher. I have been touched by our substance use disorder epidemic in several meaningful ways. The first by caring for patients in the hospital who have had devastating and traumatic infections as a result of their addiction. The second is with our own son's struggles with addiction. The power of my son's recovery has created my passion for helping others with substance use disorder who lack the resources to obtain help."

Theresa Baxter, NP    " As a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Pain Management and Addiction, I believe that addiction must be regarded as all other chronic medical conditions - with long-term, comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Like many others, I have been personally and professionally affected by this disease and want to reduce suffering and improve life through the changes that long-term recovery can offer."

Theresa Baxter, NP

"As a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Pain Management and Addiction, I believe that addiction must be regarded as all other chronic medical conditions - with long-term, comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Like many others, I have been personally and professionally affected by this disease and want to reduce suffering and improve life through the changes that long-term recovery can offer."

Darlene Endy, MS, RD     "Watching my son battle his heroin addiction was paralyzing. I was helpless to stop him, and helpless to live my own life. When he finally became sober I decided to help other families find hope and healing like we had. My dream is that one day people with addiction will be treated with respect and compassion."

Darlene Endy, MS, RD

"Watching my son battle his heroin addiction was paralyzing. I was helpless to stop him, and helpless to live my own life. When he finally became sober I decided to help other families find hope and healing like we had. My dream is that one day people with addiction will be treated with respect and compassion."


Lorraine Padden, NP     "I volunteer for Road2RecoveryCNY because I believe that every human being deserves the best health possible. R2R provides funds that send some of the most vulnerable citizens for long-term treatment for substance abuse disorders."

Lorraine Padden, NP

"I volunteer for Road2RecoveryCNY because I believe that every human being deserves the best health possible. R2R provides funds that send some of the most vulnerable citizens for long-term treatment for substance abuse disorders."

Michael Tooley   "I volunteer for Road2recovery simply because this non profit helped me get to a place that saved my life, and to the other side of a hopeless state of mind. A big part of my life now, as a man of recovery, is giving back the gift that was so freely given to me. Being a piece of someone else’s journey to freedom brings me gratitude and joy.”

Michael Tooley

"I volunteer for Road2recovery simply because this non profit helped me get to a place that saved my life, and to the other side of a hopeless state of mind. A big part of my life now, as a man of recovery, is giving back the gift that was so freely given to me. Being a piece of someone else’s journey to freedom brings me gratitude and joy.”


Anne Glenny, MS     "My experience with Substance Use Disorder taught me how difficult it can be to work through the maze of finding affordable, quality rehabilitation programs. I am dedicated to helping those who otherwise could not afford treatment find the freedom and peace that comes with recovery."

Anne Glenny, MS

"My experience with Substance Use Disorder taught me how difficult it can be to work through the maze of finding affordable, quality rehabilitation programs. I am dedicated to helping those who otherwise could not afford treatment find the freedom and peace that comes with recovery."

Rhiannon Anunziata   “I volunteer because i believe this foundation saves lives! I know because i am one they saved. When i had no where to turn and felt hopeless they reached out and believed in me when no one else did! They go the extra mile to show compassion and love for those in need and I have never seen such self-less people! Love R2R!”

Rhiannon Anunziata

“I volunteer because i believe this foundation saves lives! I know because i am one they saved. When i had no where to turn and felt hopeless they reached out and believed in me when no one else did! They go the extra mile to show compassion and love for those in need and I have never seen such self-less people! Love R2R!”



Maria Sweeney  "I volunteer for R2RCNY because they offer an alternative to people who haven't been successful with the substance use treatment models available in our area. Providing funding, transportation and support breaks down barriers that prevent people from moving forward with their recovery. ❤️❤️❤️"

Maria Sweeney

"I volunteer for R2RCNY because they offer an alternative to people who haven't been successful with the substance use treatment models available in our area. Providing funding, transportation and support breaks down barriers that prevent people from moving forward with their recovery. ❤️❤️❤️"

Justin Endy   “I volunteer because it's money and time super well spent but everything goes to saving lives.”

Justin Endy

“I volunteer because it's money and time super well spent but everything goes to saving lives.”

Thomas Desocio   “I want to help give life to the place that restored mine.”

Thomas Desocio

“I want to help give life to the place that restored mine.”


 
Kevin Donovan   "As a person in recovery from Opioid Use Disorder my passion is using my experience to help others. I know how frustrating and demoralizing it can be trying to navigate through the complex systems of health insurance treatment providers. Resources are limited and especially lacking in comprehensive long-term care. This is a disease that affects entire families. Road2Recovery CNY provides much needed assistance to people with Substance Use Disorders and their loved ones. It’s an honor to be a part of the team and help in any way that I can."

Kevin Donovan

"As a person in recovery from Opioid Use Disorder my passion is using my experience to help others. I know how frustrating and demoralizing it can be trying to navigate through the complex systems of health insurance treatment providers. Resources are limited and especially lacking in comprehensive long-term care. This is a disease that affects entire families. Road2Recovery CNY provides much needed assistance to people with Substance Use Disorders and their loved ones. It’s an honor to be a part of the team and help in any way that I can."