Leadership Team

Family Addiction Support Services

 

Deb Lewin
Executive Director of Operations
Deb co-founded PATH in 2014 after her journey with her son. She is certified in Narcan training, First Aid Mental Health, SMART Recovery as well as a trained Recovery Coach. Deb is also a member of the HOPE Taskforce in DuPage County. 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.


Jan Lynch
Assistant Director of Operations
Jan has spent the last 10 years as a PCW (Personal Care Worker) for the State of Illinois dedicating herself to provide support to mentally challenged adults.  Jan currently resides in Plainfield and has 3 children, one who struggles with substance use and mental health disorder (dual diagnosis) and is now in the recovery stage after a 15 year journey.  Jan joined the PATH team in 2016 and is a Certified Recovery Coach/CCAR.  Her goal is to offer family support, educate and inspire others that recovery is possible and aftercare is crucial.


Sheree Stilwell
Assistant Director of Operations
Sheree’s goal and passion is to help restore families impacted by substance use disorder through educating, providing resources and support. Addiction and mental illness has affected her family.  Sheree holds a MA in Leadership Studies; Organizational Behavior and a BA in Business Administration from Lewis University. She is certified in Narcan training, First Aid, trained Recovery Coach, Mental Health First Aid and SMART Recovery.  Sheree resides in Shorewood, IL with her husband and their grandson who they have adopted.  They have two adult sons.


Elisa Henley
Elisa was one of the founders of PATH and has been on the board and an officer since 2014.  She currently resides in Naperville with her husband and has 2 sons. Her family has been plagued for many generations by the disease of addiction. Her involvement in PATH has given her the tools necessary to cope and flourish.  Additionally, she has received training in Mental Health First Aid.


Leslie Kawar
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.


Tracy Johnson
Tracy resides in Frankfort, IL & is married with 4 children. Tracy found herself feeling lost, helpless & alone when navigating thru her daughters addiction. When the opportunity presented itself to become part of the PATH team she jumped at it. She wants to possibly avoid another parent or loved one feeling the way she did. She hopes to help educate her community & eliminate the stigma that goes along with addiction.


Roberta Kalish
Volunteer
Roberta resides in Naperville, IL and is married to her husband, Don. Together they raised four sons. Their youngest son died at the age of 29 from an accidental fentanyl overdose. PATH has turned out to be a place for her to find some peace and also an opportunity for her to reach out and help others facing this national epidemic.