Leadership Council


Comprised entirely of volunteers representing a diverse cross-section of Long Islanders concerned about substance use, the Leadership Council supports LICADD’s board of directors and executive director in advancing the agency’s programs, services and overall mission. Leadership Council members help strengthen LICADD’s existing programs, make suggestions about critical areas of need that should be addressed through future programs, projects or activities, and serve as an important link to community stakeholders interested in our work.


Leadership Council members include, but are not limited to the following: those touched by addiction; treatment providers; prevention specialists; small business owners and corporate executives; nonprofit professionals; law enforcement personnel; clergy and those representing faith-based organizations; educators; youth-serving professionals, members of academia; and community/civic leaders.

Prospective Leadership Council members must submit a letter of interest to the executive director or board chair and current curriculum vitae for consideration and approval at regularly scheduled board meetings. Recruitment efforts and appointments to the Leadership Council reflect the LICADD board of directors’ commitment to diversity. Click here for more information about joining LICADD’s Leadership Council.

Nancy Beckett-Lawless
Seafield CenterMaureen Borkowski, LCSW-R, CASAC,
Hazelden FoundationKaryn Browne

Gary C. Butchen
Bridge Back to Life

Thomas D. Croci
The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation

Alfred E. Devendorf, Esq.

Francis C. Galluccio
SPF Music, Inc.

Kathleen Garneau, LMSW, RN

David. T. Garvey

Mary Ann Gordon, LCSW-R
Addiction and Codependency Specialist

Patricia Hincken, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

Caryn M. Hirshleifer, Esq.

Carol M. Hoffman, Esq.

Massapequa Pain Management

Eugenia E. Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH
Unleash Your Full Potential Now!

Hon. Bruce Kennedy
Mayor of Sea Cliff


Jean Lahage Cohen
LI Mentoring PartnershipSandra Jo Lane LCSW-R, BCD, CGPRonald Manning, J.D.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Theresa A. McColgan
Rivkin Radler, LLP

Sean Phillips
Phillips Fundraising, Inc.

Claudia Ragni, CASAC, CPP
The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery

Jeffrey L. Reynolds, Ph.D., CEAP, SAP
LICADD Executive Director

Charles L. Robbins, DSW, LCSW
Stony Brook University

Jeanine M. Sanderoff, LMSW

Rosanne C. Slattery
LICADD Development Director

Duffy Spencer, Ph.D.
Productive People

Janice Talento
Drug Free Long Island

Rickard E. Terenzi, Ph.D., CASAC

Joan Ann Wasilewski, R.N.
Interventionist / Nurse Liaison


*List in formation 5/24/2013