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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 Made Easy

Board of Directors


Ralph Swanson


Community Bank Branch Manager

Maya Hu-Morabito

Vice President

Lenny Liguori


Shawn Cunningham


Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of SASI


Edward Murphy, Esq

Partner at Magavern, Magavern, & Grimm LLP

Sara I. Taylor

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

Katelyn Connors

Program Manager of CAReS

Jeffrey Paterson


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

Margaret Varga

Director of Care Management & QAI

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

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.