Northern Tier Providers Coalition

Northern Tier Providers Coalition

Northern Tier Providers Coalition is composed of chemical dependency programs (treatment and prevention) and community service directors of Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, Lewis, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties and the Akwesasne Reserve.  North Country addictions professionals historically have few opportunities for training, research and development because of the expansive geographic challenges that rural communities face.  To address these issues, we formed our coalition in 1990.

Our Mission

The Northern Tier Providers Coalition of Chemical Dependency Programs in Northern New York will advocate and work cooperatively to insure delivery of a comprehensive continuum of care within Northern New York including prevention, intervention and treatment.

Our Goals

To assure adequate funding sources to meet the needs of rural New York Alcohol and Substance Abuse provider agencies.
To assure up-to-date information regarding emerging issues, trends and programs with the field of addiction.
To assure a mechanism for providers to effectively communicate about growth and development issues in order to enhance the quality of care for our clients.

2017-2018 Officers

Chair:
Sharlee Tacchino, Canton-Potsdam Hospital
stacchino@cphospital.org

Committee Representatives:
Bill Bowman, Executive Director of Pivot
bbowman@pivot2health.com
Larry Calkins, Director of Seaway Valley Prevention Council
lcalkins@svpc.net

Secretary:
Larry Calkins, Director of Seaway Valley Prevention Council
lcalkins@svpc.net

Legislative Committee Representative:
Robert Ross, President/CEO of St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center
rross@stjoestreatment.org