Leadership Team

Family Addiction Support Services

  Deb Lewin
Executive Director of Operations
After a challenging journey with her own child, Deb was inspired to create a safe space where families could connect for support and education. Deb co-founded Path to provide this opportunity to families, with the understanding that Substance use Disorder impacts more than just the individual. Deb is Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) Family Support Specialist, and a member of the HOPE Task Force in DuPage County.

Lauren McLaughlin
Director of Programming and Recovery Services
Lauren is a person in long term recovery celebrating 13 years in April of 2019.  Her mission is to help others who are struggling and their families with her experience, strength and hope. Her recovery journey has led her to a career in holistic health and she is the owner and a licensed acupuncturist at Joyful Balance Wellness, LLC, located in Naperville. Lauren has served the community in various positions with the Naperville Jaycees and the Naperville area Humane Society. 

Roberta Kalish 
Roberta resides in Naperville, Il and is married to her husband, Don.  Roberta has been a trained Stephen Minister since 2014 and has worked as Health Services Coordinator at Little Friends, Inc., for over 14 years. She ensured that the adults there received all the medical and dental services they needed.  Together, she and her husband raised 4 sons.  Their youngest son died at the age of 29 from an accidental Fentanyl overdose.  PATH has been a place for her to find some peace and an opportunity for her to reach out to help others facing this national epidemic.  Roberta is heading up our recently started PATH Grief Support Group.  Through her dedication to our mission, she has become an integral part of our operations team. 

Rena Humbert
Rena resides in Oswego IL. She became a member of PATH when her youngest son began his over 6 year journey of addiction. Her son did find recovery for almost 2 years until he relapsed, overdosed and died after learning he was HIV positive due to a dirty needle he used over two years previously. Rena is now committed to educating others about HIV and how to support anyone at risk for the virus. She is certified in Narcan training and a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem in Kendall County.  Rena is committed to helping anyone struggling with addiction regardless of their role in it.