Office Staff

Molly Clauss, Vice President

Molly has been with Save the Michaels since 2015. Molly is a trained recovery coach. Molly worked for 32 years as a classroom teacher at the Elmwood Franklin School in Buffalo, NY. Her new career at Save the Michaels allows Molly to work collaboratively with Erie County, New York State, and NYS-OASAS, and coordinate programs at Save the Michaels with all three entities. You can reach Molly at  [email protected] or by calling (716) 984-8375.

Christian Gardner Save the Michaels Courts Coordinator

Christian Gardner, Courts Coordinator

Christian travels to Buffalo opiate court, plus Niagara Falls and Cheektowaga drug courts, to link patients and families with care and services through Save the Michaels. After personally witnessing gaps in health-care coverage families face seeking help for loved ones, Christian trained as a recovery coach in 2018 then joined the organization. His strong passion for battling the opiate epidemic and bridging the gaps families face seeking care is a personal priority and he also helps coordinate press coverage. You can reach Christian at 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. 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, Family Support Navigator

Angela comes to Save the Michaels of the World from a long career in the corporate environment.  Angela has been a volunteer as a Certified Recovery Coach at STM while advocating for her son’s struggle with Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD).  She understands and has experienced how the family unit is affected.  Angela’s passion for helping others is her driving force to help, support and navigate families that are experiencing their loved one struggling with SUD. Angela can be reached at [email protected] or by calling (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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