FOR-NY is delighted to welcome Allison Weingarten as its new Director of Policy, the position previously held by our Executive Director, Stephanie Campbell. In her new position, Allison will work to help engage leadership on community-based recovery supports, development of the policy agenda of FOR-NY and providing support to our local Recovery Community Organizations (RCO’s), Recovery Community and Outreach Centers (RCC’s), family support organizations, government agencies, other allied organizations and local, state and national organizations involved in the field of addiction recovery.

According to FOR-NY Executive Director, Stephanie Campbell, “Allison brings an impressive complement of experience and expertise to the position; and I’m confident that her knowledge of the legislative and budget process, combined with her education and experience working with community-based organizations will add tremendous value to the recovery community throughout New York State.”

Prior to joining FOR-NY, Ms. Weingarten served as an Empire Fellow at both the New York State Division of Budget (Nonprofit Coordination Unit) and the New York State Commission on National and Community Service. She was the Program Director for the Afterschool Enrichment & Summer Discovery Day Camp at the Queens Community House in Forest Hills, New York.

Allison’s achievements have resulted in several honors including being named one of New York State Nonprofit News’ “40 Rising Stars under 40” (2016) and New York State News’ “40 Rising Stars under 40” (2010). She co-authored a chapter on social work education as part of the book, Holistic Engagement; co-wrote and was awarded a three-year grant by the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development to reinstate afterschool programming for Queens Community House; presented at the Partnership for Afterschool Education’s Annual Conference and the AfterSchoolWorksNY Annual Training Conference.

Allison holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Masters in Social Work; Community Organization, Planning and Development from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

Please join us in welcoming Allison to FOR-NY.