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."

 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."


  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."

 

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."

  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."

  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."  

  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."


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