LICADD Mourns the Loss of Michael Schaffield

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 more than 58 years, LICADD has successfully delivered evidence-based programs designed to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction. LICADD offers crisis intervention, screenings, referrals to treatment and family education workshops to help Long Islanders struggling with the effects of addiction. Through our Open Arms EAP, LICADD has provided targeted solution focused support to companies throughout the Northeast.

LICADD is Long Island’s premier non-profit agency providing life-saving alcohol and drug prevention and intervention services to at-risk children, individuals, and families across the region. With offices in Mineola, Ronkonkoma and Riverhead, LICADD conducts evidence-based prevention programs, community outreach initiatives, and a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents and public policy advocacy.

More information about LICADD’s services is available online at www.licadd.org or find us on Facebook.

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CONTACT: Cynthia Doerler
LICADD Director of Philanthropy
516-747-2606 cdoerler@licadd.org

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