Since 1980, we have provided the Staten Island community with comprehensive prevention and treatment services that promote the development of spirit, mind and body.

Our state-licensed outpatient program includes treatment services for adults and older teens, prevention services for at-risk youth, and counseling services for children whose lives have been affected by a family member’s addiction.

If you, a family member, or someone close to you is struggling with alcoholism or a substance abuse problem, don’t wait to call. If we don’t have a program that’s right for you, we’ll guide you to one that is.

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Leadership Staff

Jacqueline Filis, LCSW, CASAC
Executive Director


JoAnne McKernan, LCSW, MDFT 
Senior Program Director for Adult Services

Elizabeth Hernandez, LCSW
Program Director, North Shore Center 

Angela Russo, LMHC, CASAC
Senior Program Director for Youth & Family Services

Kendra Williams
Business Office/HR Coordinator

Susan DeAngelis
Quality Assurance Coordinator

Cindy Melera
Associate Program Director for Prevention Services

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Regina Marks
Executive Assistant

Kerri Quinn
Associate Program Director for Little Steps and Adolescent Services

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Adam Aboshihata
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Board of Managers

Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio

Robert Annicharico

Delco Drugs & Specialty Pharmacy

Steve Argentine, Vice Chairperson

A-List Flooring

Frank Aversa

Aversa Brothers

Craig Carter

Premier Partition & Drywall of NY

Michele Crupi

Barry's Auto Body

John C. Fitzpatrick

Lutheran Medical Center (Retired)

Courtney Gallagher

Amir Alishahi & Associates, P.C.

Sharon Guinta

Wagner College

Celia Iervasi

Casandra Properties, Inc. 

Deborah LaStella

Northfield Bank


Frank Martarella III, Vice Chairperson

ThinkDESIGN Architecture


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Geraldine Matthews

Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc. 

Brian McGown

Cassandra Properties, Inc.

John R. Merlino, Jr.

Merlino & Gonzalez


Rita Pirrone

Richmond County Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank


Anthony Rapacciuolo

PRCision & Giovanni's Trattoria

Jeanne Sarno

Empire State Bank

Peter Tesoriero

Accounting Firm of Peter Tesoriero, CPA

Mike Theodorakis

Vestis Auto


Dana Volini

Integration Charter Schools