Office Staff

Molly Clauss, Vice President

Molly has been with Save the Michaels since 2015. Molly is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA). Molly works collaboratively with Erie County, New York State, and NYS-OASAS to coordinate programs at Save the Michaels. She also coordinates the grants and funding that Save the Michaels receives through many different county, state, and private corporations and agencies. You can reach Molly at  [email protected] or by calling (716) 984-8375.

Janet Gaskin, Director of Case Management

Janet is the face of Save the Michaels for most of the families we assist with treatment placement. Janet is a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA). Her position as STM Case Manager allows Janet to work with city drug courts and Buffalo Opiate Court and then coordinate with treatment facilities all over New York State. Her compassion and attention to detail make her a natural fit for Save the Michaels.  You can reach Janet at   [email protected] or by calling (716) 984-8375.

Philip Luzio, Staff Photographer

Phil has been with Save the Michaels since its inception in June 2011.  He served as Vice President and now serves as Event Coordinator.  Phil served in the U.S. Military from 1966 to 1968 and is retired from the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority.

Suzanne Mix, Director of Family Support Services

Suzanne Mix, Director of Family Support Services

Sue comes to Save the Michaels from teaching in the Orchard Park school system. Sue considers her position at Save the Michaels a “calling” and a passion project, after assisting a loved one struggling with Substance Use Disorder. Susan understands how addiction can affect the family unit. Susan is responsible for organizing our recovery coaches, scheduling trainings, and linking our families with an appropriate coach. Susan also oversees our Peer Advocate program where she links individuals in new recovery with an advocate in sustained recovery. Sue can be reached at [email protected] or by calling (716) 984-8375.

Suzanne Mix, Director of Family Support Services

Tasha Punch, Assistant Case Manager

Tasha has been with Save The Michaels since August 2018.  She came to STM as a receptionist but is now training to be a case manager under Janet Gaskin. She is very passionate about helping others and making an impact in the world around her. Tasha can be reached at [email protected] or by calling (716) 984-8375.

Suzanne Mix, Director of Family Support Services

Angela Robertson, Court Representative and Insurance OMBUDS Representative

Angela started with Save the Michaels in October, 2018. As the STM Court Representative, Angela travels to different drug courts, and advocates for justice-involved individuals to get into treatment for their substance use disorder. As the Ombuds Representative for Save the Michaels, Angela works with individuals seeking access to insurance coverage for substance use and mental health disorders. Angela informs people of their insurance rights, and assists them when they are denied coverage. Angela is available for speaking engagements at businesses and community centers across WNY  regarding her Ombuds work. Angela received her training through the CHAMPS program in Albany: Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project. You can reach Angela at [email protected]  or by phoning (716) 984-8375.

Suzanne Mix, Director of Family Support Services

Taylor Wadsworth, Court Referrals Manager

Taylor began working with Save the Michaels shortly after obtaining her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University. As the Court Referrals Manager at STM, Taylor works with all the treatment courts of the NYS 8th Judicial District in 8 different counties, to coordinate treatment for individuals in various facilities all throughout New York State. Her passion for helping others is a driving force behind her work. You can reach her at [email protected] or at (716) 984-8375.

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