Board of Directors

Terry Flower

“I am strongly committed to the mission of R2RCNY. I believe hands-on volunteer work along with time spent on fundraising events and donor development are what it takes to fulfill this mission. Success on our part enables our recipients to do the hard work required of them to recover from addiction in order to live a full and meaningful life.”

Timothy Endy, MD MPH

Chairman of the Board

"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."

Colleen Lagasse

"My daughter has struggled with addiction for the last 6 years, so I know the devastating effects that addiction can have both on the addict as well as their family and loved ones. The mission of Road2RecoveryCNY touched me and spoke to me on a personal level."

Tom Desocio

“As a recovering addict an alumni from the program I wanted to find a way to stay involved and give back to the place that saved my life. I’ve been on both sides of the fence and feel a strong desire to help shed positive light in a community that needs resources to fight the opioid crisis.”

Susan McMahon

“Being a parent of a drug addict I know first-hand how desperate and out of control your lives can become for both the addict and their families when living with the disease of addiction.  We were living the nightmare that addiction causes, trying not to give up hope and most importantly trying to save our son’s life.  That’s when we became connected to Road2 Recovery, offering services without the stigma.  They gave my son a chance for a new beginning and confidence to start over.  He now has his life back and continues on his path of recovery.  I am dedicated to giving back, helping those suffering from addiction find the support and encouragement needed to succeed in long-term recovery.”

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."