LICADD Mourns the Loss of Michael Schaffield

June 13, 2012 —

Michael and Dee Schaffield

The LICADD community mourns the loss of dear friend and Board Director Michael Schaffield, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 10, 2012.  Michael was a cherished member of the LICADD family and was instrumental in developing the organization that exists today.  He served as Board Chairman (2003-2005), Nominating Committee Chairman, and was one of the founding members of LICADD’s Leadership Council.  Michael was a pivotal member of the LICADD Strategic Planning Committee, and as such, he helped to create the vision for the future of LICADD.  We will miss his keen intellect, his dedication, and compassionate spirit.  Current Board Chair Bill Baum reflected the sentiments of the LICADD community when he said, “I am profoundly grateful to have had the honor to work with Michael and hope to continue his work on behalf of families struggling with addiction.”  The Board of Directors, Leadership Council and Staff would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to Michael’s beloved wife Dee, his son Brian, and his daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Click here to make a donation to LICADD in memory of Michael.


For over 58 years, LICADD has successfully delivered evidence-based programs designed to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction. LICADD offers crisis intervention, screenings, brief interventions, referrals to treatment and several family education workshops to help Long Islanders struggling with the effects of addiction. Through our Open Arms, EAP Program, LICADD has provided targeted solution-focused support to companies all along the East Coast, serving over 60,000 employees and their families.

For more information please call (516) 747-2606 or visit us on the web at www.licadd.org and Facebook.

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CONTACT: Angela Brooks, LICADD
516-747-2606 abrooks@licadd.org

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