FOR-NY is pleased to announce that Tammy Butler-Fluitt has joined the organization as a consultant, serving the Western New York, Central New York and Finger Lakes regions. In this new role, Ms. Butler-Fluitt will assist FOR-NY in building recovery capital and supporting the recovery community with a focus primarily on the delivery of education and training services and technical assistance/support to Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs). Ms. Butler-Fluitt is a Certified Recovery Coach, Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, and Recovery Coach Trainer.

According to FOR-NY Executive Director, Stephanie Campbell, “I’m delighted to welcome Tammy Butler-Fluitt to the FOR-NY team and confident that her extensive experience in building organizational capacity and achieving results, particularly in the behavioral health field, will go a long way toward building recovery capital in the thirteen counties across Western New York, Central New York and the Finger Lakes.”

Tammy has always wanted to make a positive impact on her community. As she tells it, “Some people talk about wanting to change the world, but for me it has always been about making a positive difference in my community. As such, I’m thrilled to work with FOR-NY to build and support the recovery community in New York’s Western, Central and Finger Lake regions.”

As a teen mom and one-time dropout, she credits a high school counselor with telling her that she could do whatever she wanted if she put her mind to it. She took that advice to heart and not only earned her high school diploma, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the State University of New York at Brockport, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College, and an Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College. She has served as a Youth Advocate at the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, Disability Services Supervisor at Community Place of Greater Rochester, Workforce Development Instructor at SUNY Brockport/Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, Project Director at the Center for Community Alternatives, Inc., and Project Manager at Finger Lakes Performing Provider System.

In addition to her new role with FOR-NY, Ms. Butler-Fluitt is Founder and Executive Director of Samaritan Women, Inc. a Rochester-based not for profit organization with a mission to provide social, physical, and emotional supportive services to empower individuals and transform the community-one family at a time.