Deb co-founded PATH in 2014 after her journey with her son. She is certified in Narcan Training and Mental Health First Aid. Her goal is to educate families and let them know that they are not alone. Deb resides in Naperville with her husband and 5 children.
Tosca is a single mother with two adult sons, one of whom struggles with addiction. After many years of dealing with this disease she has found much comfort in sharing her experiences, heartaches and joys with others whose children struggle with the disease of addiction. She feels strongly that by helping others and healing ourselves we can deal more effectively with the challenges of our children’s disease.
Elisa currently resides in Naperville with her husband and has 2 sons. Her family has been plagued by the disease of addiction. Her involvement in PATH has given her the tools necessary to cope and flourish. In addition to PATH, she volunteers for the Partnership for Drug Free Kids as a Parent Coach. Additionally, she has received training in Mental Health First Aid.
Nancy is a paralegal, married with two adult daughters, one of whom is in recovery and lives in Plainfield. She also volunteers as a certified Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for DuPage County for abused and neglected children. Her passion is research on the disease of addiction and spends free time researching about any new and cutting edge treatment and information that will help family members.
Leslie resides in Naperville, is married and has three children. She joined PATH when one of her sons showed evidence of opioid addiction. She has since become very active in the group, organizing fundraisers and building relationships with community treatment centers. She is focused on the need to support those affected by addiction through information sharing, education and recovery tools. Leslie has successfully completed the SMART Recovery Training Program and looks forward to facilitating meetings.
Corey is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Pastoral Counselor with experience counseling individuals, couples, families, and groups in private practice, as well as inpatient and outpatient, hospital- and community-based behavioral health treatment programs. He holds a MA in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University‐Chicago. His diverse clinical background includes counseling and program management in a medication‐assisted treatment program for individuals struggling with heroin addiction at Family Guidance Centers in Aurora, Illinois. He has also worked at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital in Naperville, Illinois providing crisis intervention and assessment services before transitioning to a role in the office of Marketing and Business Development responsible for coordinating community outreach and provider relations. Corey currently provides counseling services in private practice at Plainfield Counseling Center, is a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor, and a regular speaker, presenter, and trainer on a variety of behavioral health topics.