Board of Directors

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Laurie Glathar

'Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.' – Carl Bard

Robyn Proud

"Recovery is not for people who need it. It is for people who want it."

Susan McMahon

“Being a parent of a drug addict I know first-hand how desperate and out of control your lives can become for both the addict and their families when living with the disease of addiction.  We were living the nightmare that addiction causes, trying not to give up hope and most importantly trying to save our son’s life.  That’s when we became connected to Ready2RecoverCNY, offering services without the stigma.  They gave my son a chance for a new beginning and confidence to start over.  He now has his life back and continues on his path of recovery.  I am dedicated to giving back, helping those suffering from addiction find the support and encouragement needed to succeed in long-term recovery.”

Borzou Razmjou

"If I can help one person to get on a right path."

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Colleen Buxton

Co-Executive Director

Colleen has been volunteering with R2RCNY since shortly after it was founded. She started as "just" a volunteer and soon became the Volunteer Coordinator and then Director of Volunteers and Community Outreach. Colleen works to ensure our community has the information needed to find help and find recovery for themselves or loved ones. Colleen loves volunteering at our fundraisers and reaching out to community members to ensure they know R2RCNY is a resource they can use.

Ed Gabriel

Ed Gabriel

Co-Executive Director

What do you do if you suffer from SUD, reside in Central New York, have a genuine desire to get help, and have tried and failed with locally available treatment options such as outpatient and time-restricted inpatient stays? And don’t have the insurance or resources for long-term inpatient 12-step treatment? Ready2RecoverCNY attempts to fill that gap by helping motivated young adults get on the path to lifelong recovery. The mission is to help save lives, one at a time, and I’m eager to play a part in fulfilling that goal.

Theresa Baxter

Theresa Baxter has been involved with R2RCNY since its creation. She worked closely with Tim Endy in the hospital, caring for patients with Opioid Use Disorder, and wanted to do more in the community to help people. She’s lived and worked in the community all her life, and has seen the devastation untreated Addiction causes, both personally and professionally. She’s happy to help however she can.

Anne Glenny

Anne has been a volunteer for R2RCNY since its inception in 2018. She has served as a Navigator, a member of the Candidate Selection Board, Co-Leader of the Family Recovery Program, member of the Resources and Connections team and is now happy to serve on the Board of Directors. Working directly with applicants as a Navigator has been especially rewarding. “Witnessing someone be successful in recovery and living a fulfilling life brings me such joy! I’m glad I can have some small part in helping to change lives, one at a time.”