Candidate Selection Board

The CSB is responsible for assessing candidates to see that they meet our criteria and readiness for treatment.

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."

Gabby Tooley


"I volunteer for R2RCNY because I would gladly love to give back to what has helped me so much."

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.”

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."

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.”

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. ❤️❤️❤️"

Mark Cavallo


“I volunteer for R2RCNY because I want to give back what’s been given to me. I’ve been put in the position to help others and share my story and experiences and there’s no better way than being able to be a part of the program that gave me the ability to enjoy a new life.”

Matthew Vandermark


Dan McMahon


“I struggled with addiction for more than 15 years. I volunteer for R2RCNY because they believed in me, when I didn't believe in myself. Today, with my newfound happiness, I find purpose in giving back and helping people who are lost like I once was. ”