Stephanie Campbell, Executive Director
Stephanie joined FOR-NY as its Director of Policy in 2015 and brings extensive experience in education, policy and journalism to the organization. She holds an MA from Columbia University, an MS in Adolescent Education from The State University of New York at Albany, and an MSW and CASAC-T certification from New York University. Ms. Campbell has worked in the New York State Assembly and Senate and has done legislative advocacy at both the state and national levels.
Theresa Knorr, Director of Recovery Education & Training
Theresa comes to FOR-NY with 30 years of experience in counseling, coaching and case management, specializing in addiction & mental health treatment and recovery. She has been teaching, training & developing curriculum focused on wellness, staff and client self-care, relapse prevention and personal growth for more than 15 years. Prior to joining FOR-NY, Theresa was the Clinical Supervisor/Program Director of a chemical dependency residential treatment facility and is the owner of BALANCE Recovery Consultation | Tai Chi for Recovery. She is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor in Arizona and retired CASAC in New York. Ms. Knorr’s previous employers include Pahl, Inc., Hope House, Hudson Mohawk Recovery Center, Equinox and Transitional Services Association, Inc. – Hedgerow House.
Susan Murphy, Director of Communications
Susan is a senior communications specialist with more than twenty years of proven success developing, executing and evaluating integrated communications programs targeted to multiple and diverse audiences. Having served as Vice President, Corporate Communications and Senior Vice President, Public Relations at the national, nonprofit Ad Council, Ms. Murphy’s clients have included many of the best known national non-profit organizations and federal government agencies including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Highway & Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Autism Speaks, Feeding America, and the Red Cross, among others. Susan’s expertise includes brand marketing, crisis and issue management, strategic planning, editorial and speechwriting, publications, and strategic alliances.
Allison Weingarten, Director of Policy
Prior to joining FOR-NY, Ms. Weingarten served as an Empire Fellow at both the New York State Division of Budget (Nonprofit Coordination Unit) and the New York State Commission on National and Community Service. She was the Program Director for the After School Enrichment & Summer Discovery Day Camp at the Queens Community House (QCH) in Forest Hills, New York. Prior to working for QCH, Allison served as Legislative Director of the NYS Assembly Subcommittee on Workplace Safety under its Chair Assembly Member Rory Lancman (now, a New York City Councilman). Allison’s achievements have resulted in several honors including being named one of New York State Nonprofit News’ “40 Rising Stars under 40” (2016) and New York State News’ “40 Rising Stars under 40” (2010).
Allison holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Masters in Social Work; Community Organization, Planning and Development from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
Laurie Quinn, Office Manager
Laurie comes to FOR-NY with over 30 years of experience in the technology, office management and customer service arenas. Having owned and operated her own business for the last 20 years, Ms. Quinn has successfully provided managed services, technology training and web development for a varied customer base including local government agencies, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and the general consumer market. Her deep commitment to community service and civic engagement includes board positions with the Chatham Rescue Squad, MARC (Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers) and Rotary. Prior to launching her own business, Laurie held a variety of positions with Taconic Technologies, Syracuse Central School District and MONY (Mutual of New York).