Addiction Prevention and Support Advisory Panel

Meeting Schedule

2023 Addiction Prevention and Support Advisory Panel Meeting Schedule (PDF)

  • Members of the public are welcome to speak during the public portion of the meetings.
  • Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes.
  1. 2023
  2. 2022
  3. 2021
  4. 2020
  5. 2019
  6. 2018


  • Legislator Sarah S. Anker, Advisory Panel Chairwoman and designee of Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey of the Suffolk County Legislature
  • Legislator Steven Flotteron, Chairman of the Public Safety Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature
  • Legislator Jim Mazzarella, Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature
  • Legislator Leslie Kennedy, Chairwoman of the Health Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature
  • Legislator Trish Bergin, Chairwomen of the Seniors and Human Services Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature
  • Dr. Gregson Pigott, MD., Suffolk County Department of Health Services Commissioner
  • Rodney Harrison, Suffolk County Police Commissioner
  • Crislyn Jacob, Deputy Director of Suffolk County Probation Department
  • Dr. Odette Hall, MD., Chief Suffolk County Medical Examiner
  • Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Suffolk County Sheriff
  • Cari Faith Besserman, MS, CRC, CASAC-Master, Suffolk County Department of Health, Director, Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services
  • Ray Tierney, Suffolk County District Attorney
  • Robert McConville, Robert McConville, Past Commissioner of the Selden Fire District representing the Volunteer Fire & EMS Service of Suffolk County
  • Brian Peterson, OASAS Regional Coordinator Long Island Regional Office
  • Michael Flynn, Chief Operating Officer of Western Suffolk BOCES and panel representative for the Suffolk County Superintendent’s Association
  • Dr. Richard Rosenthal, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital Division of Addiction Psychiatry
  • Dr. Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC, Associate Director of Operations for Neurosciences at Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Janet Jackowski, LCSW, VP, Behavioral Health & Social Services, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital
  • Janine Logan, Vice President of Communications and Population Health, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, PhD, President/CEO Family and Children’s Association (FCA)
  • Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC, Executive Director of Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (LICADD)
  • Mary Silberstein, LCSW-R, CASAC, Chair of Suffolk County Communities of Solution and CN Guidance & Counseling Services
  • Anthony Rizzuto LMSW, CASAC, Executive Director & Founder of Families in Support of Treatment (FIST)
  • Patricia Ferrandino, LCSW, CASAC, Past President of the Quality Consortium of Suffolk and Representative of Family Service League
  • Pamela Mizzi, MS, CASAC2, LMHC, Director of Prevention at the Long Island Prevention Resource Center
  • John Venza, LCSW-R, LMHC, Vice President of Residential Services at Outreach of NYC and Long Island 
  • Steven Miller, LCSW, representative from Hope House Ministries
  • Robert Woods, Executive Director of the North Shore Youth Council (NSYC)
  • Veronica Carrier, member of the general public appointed by the Suffolk County Legislature, CN Guidance and Counseling


Resolution 1047-2021

Resolution 1194-2020