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Led by Experience

The Recovery Options Made Easy Board of Directors closely works with other peers, local officials, community partners, businesses, and others to weave together beneficial programs, support services, and experience-led advocacy for individuals across New York State.

Recovery Options is honored to introduce our Board of Directors. Click the member to read their biography.


Maya Hu-Morabito


Katie Connors

Vice President

Shawn Cunningham



Sara I. Taylor

CEO of Positive Steps & Managing Director of Taylor-Jones Event Management Services

Julie E. Barber

Clinical Vice President of Behavioral Health Services for People, Inc

Jeff Paterson 



Ellen J. Carl

Assistant Regional Utility Engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation

Michael J. Billoni

President and Chief Operating Officer of Billoni Associates

Edward Murphy, Esq

Partner at Magavern, Magavern, & Grimm LLP

Ralph Swanson

Mortgage Banker, Community Bank, Past Chair

Leadership & Management Team

Shannon Higbee


Jacqueline Emborski


Michael Buckpitt


Rachel Wilson

Director of QA/QI

Jennifer Levesque

Director of Licensed Programs

Toni Taylor

Director of Housing & Peer Services

Shannon Riley

Director of Housing & Peer Services (North)

Colleen Hutchinson

Director of Peer Training & HR Liaison

Kaeli Baxter

Program Manager – Chautauqua County

Lonnie Patterson

Program Manager – Erie & Niagara Counties

Karen Callahan

Program Manager – Monroe County

Darcy Dwaileebe

STRAWW Program Manager

Chelsey Peterson

Program Manager – Allegany & Cattaraugus Counties

Stephen Uhrich

Director of Information Technology

We’re Ready
for You

From a helping hand to finding a home, ROME is ready to get you on the right path for success. Contact us today to see how the services in your county can help to be the change you seek. We know change is never easy, but we’re here when you need us.