Opioid Addiction and Recovery Committee



  • Four times a year

Opioid Addiction and Recovery Committee

The Southampton Town Board voted in July 2018 to create the Opioid Addiction and Recovery Committee to replace the 42 member Opioid Addiction Task Force that was formed in October of 2017 to address the Opioid Crisis.  The Task Force was assigned to come up with recommendations to the Town Board on solutions to the problem.  That Draft Report was presented at a Work Session in June 2018.  The Opioid Addiction and Recovery Committee will now work with the Town Board to help implement some of the recommendations.  The Opioid Addiction and Recovery Committee is comprised of 16 members of the community as follows: 6 health care professionals 2 Youth Service professionals 1 educator 1 community representative 1 representative from Narcotics Anonymous 2 family members of victims 1 law enforcement representatives 1 clergy member 1 high school student or recent graduate.  They are as follows:


  • Susan Sargent, Consultant, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Katrin Diana, Emergency Room Nurse, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
  • Kym Laube, Executive Director of HUGS, Inc.
  • Karen Martin, PH.D, Director of Prevention, Alternative Counseling Services
  • Linn Turecamo, Community Leader
  • Mark Epley, Executive Director, Seafield Center
  • Nancy Lynott, Director, Town of Southampton Youth Bureau
  • James Romagnoli, VP Security, Northwell Health
  • Dr. Dan VanArsdale, Addiction Specialist, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
  • Drew Scott, Family Member of Victim
  • Alfredo Merat, Narcotics Anonymous representative
  • Danielle Aliberti, Family Member of Victim
  • Fr. Constantine Lazarakis, Clergy
  • Chief Steven Skrynecki, Southampton Town Police
  • Nick Dyno, Superintendent, Southampton Public School District
  • Samantha Barrett, Hampton Bays High School Graduate

For information about services available please visit the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services at