Executive Officers

Board Chair

Robert Ripp

Vice Chairs

  • Hon. Bruce Kennedy
    Sea Cliff Village Administrator
  • Eric Sherman
    BLC Textiles


Candace Dellacona, Esq.
Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law


Michael J. Danzi

Immediate Past Board Chair

Caryn M. Hirshleifer, Esq.


R. Brinkley Smithers

Director Emerita

Adele C. Smithers

Executive Director

Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC

Board of Directors

  • Laura Ahern, Esq.
    New York City Board of Corrections

  • William Baum
    Baum-Essex Mfg., Inc.
  • Maureen Brennan
  • Michael J. Brennan
  • Jeffery Capazzi
    The Jobin Organization, Inc.
  • Michael Cardello III, Esq.
    Moritt Hock & Hamroff, LLP
  • Brother Thomas Cleary, S.M.
    Chaminade High School
  • Francis C. Galluccio
    SFP Music, Inc.
  • Legislator Joshua Lafazan
    Nassau County Legislator
  • Kevin J. Lyons
    Opportunity Media
  • Michael Martino
  • John McCutcheon
    Kellenberg Memorial High School 
  • Barbara Posillico, LCSW
    Life Center Counseling & Health Services
  • Michael A. Quinland, Ph.D.
    Friends Academy
  • John P. Sheehy, MD, FAAP
    Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, P.C.
  • Joel Sikowitz, Esq.
  • Rev. Michael F. Smith
    Shinnecock Presbyterian Church


We've rebranded!

LICADD is thrilled to welcome FIST, GGT and Open Arms EAP into the LICADD family. During Recovery Month, more than ever, we need to work hard to remove the stigma of substance use disorder and give people the freedom and confidence to reach out for help.