Executive Committee

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Anthony Ferrandino, LMSW, CASAC, was hired in 2007 as the Drug and Alcohol Counselor for the Northport-East Northport School District and was appointed co –chair of the Drug and Alcohol Task Force in 2010. Prior to joining the district, he was the Director of Phoenix House Adolescent Facility. He has been working in the field of addiction for over 18 years.

Sean Boylan is a Social Worker in the Northport-East Northport School Districts Alternative Program. He is the co-chair of the Northport-East Northport Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force.  He is a graduate of St. Dominic High School and received a 4 year basketball scholarship to Merrimack College.  Sean is a life-long resident of the Northport Community, he enjoys giving back by serving as a coach/mentor to the area youth.

Patti Bergbuchler is a Northport community member and a mother of two sons, one of which is currently in early recovery. She is an active member and the secretary of the Northport East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force’s executive committee. Patti volunteers her time assisting other members of the coalition coordinate and organize events to help educate the community on the increasing drug epidemic. She is always willing to speak with parents, by sharing her own story, as they deal with family members that are struggling with the powerful force of drug abuse/addiction.

Tammy Walsh, is a resident of the Northport- East Northport community. She is the mother of recovering addict, High School Math teacher, SADD advisor ,Five Moms (Stop Medicine Abuse) and Parent advocate.

STAFF

Nicole Carey, CASAC-T, CRPA, was hired as the Program Coordinator of the Drug and Alcohol Task Force in 2016. Prior to taking this position, she was an active community member of the task force and was the Director of Community Outreach for LIRA (Long Island Recovery Association),in addition she sits on the advisory boards for FIST ( Families in Support of Treatment) and THRIVE Recovery Community Center.   She lives in the community with her husband and three children.

Catherine Juliano is a graduate student completing her Masters in Social Work at Stonybrook University and was hired as the Program Coordinator of the Youth Coalition in 2017. Her work with adolescents began at Outreach House, where she taught Yoga and Meditation for Recovery and Relapse Prevention. She currently works at as a trainee at the Northport VA Medical Center. She is a former graduate of Northport High School.