Until 2015, FOR-NY consisted of a volunteer Board of Directors committed to raising awareness and support for Recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs throughout New York State. Today, with the support of a professional staff, the Board remains dedicated to advancing the FOR-NY mission and guiding the continued growth of the organization.

  • President: Joseph R. Turner, J.D., Vice President & Co-Founder, Exponents Center for Personal & Professional Development, Inc., New York City
  • Vice President: Debra M. Rhoades, LCSW-R, CASAC, Associate Executive Director, Hope House, Albany
  • Secretary: Laurie Lieberman, MPA and BS in Human Services, Director of¬†Recovery Services, Samaritan Village, Briarwood
  • Treasurer: Susan LaPorte, J.D., Law Guardian and Legal Aid Attorney, Ulster County Family Court, Glenford
  • Richard Buckman, LCSW-R, CEAP, SAP, CETII, President, Long Island Recovery Association, Nassau & Suffolk Counties
  • Jackson Davis, CASAC-G, CRPA, Director, Center for Community Alternatives, Inc. Rochester
  • Chacku Mathai, CPRP, Director, NAMI STAR Center
  • Dona Pagan, CASAC-GS, NCAC 1, CRPA, Exponents/Center for Personal and Professional Development, New York City


In Memoriam

  • Past President, Charles J. Devlin, Vice President of Substance Abuse & Development, Brightpoint Health, New York City
  • Past President, Laura Elliott-Engel, MA, CASAC-G, LMHC