Our Breakfast is named in honor of Father Peter Sweisgood, a past Executive Director of LICADD. Father Sweisgood was passionate about sharing the promise of serenity achieved by living a sober life. His larger than life charisma and enthusiasm drew people in to listen, accept help and promote the hope of recovery. We honor this good man for his dedication and have named an award — “Fisher of Men” — for his lifelong commitment.
Kym Laube is the Executive Director of Human Understanding Growth Services, Inc., HUGS, Inc., located in Westhampton Beach, NY. In this position she brings over 28 years of substance use prevention knowledge and expertise, leading the organization to provide a full array of prevention services. Having participated in the HUGS, Inc. Teen Institute program in 1986 as a high school student, Kym understands firsthand, the profound impact, lifelong influence and leadership skills the Teen Institute program provides to young people. From student leader to Executive Director in 2002, Kym’s mission has been to empower others to seek their full potential and become agents of change in the world. Kym offers dynamic and interactive keynotes and workshops for large and small groups with an uncanny ability to talk with and not at people. In 2017, Kym presented to over 25,000 individuals, young and old. Kym’s unwavering commitment to improving the lives of Suffolk County youth extends beyond her executive office and can be seen in the many leadership roles she holds. Kym is the President of the National Association of Teen Institutes and the Past President of the Quality Consortium of Suffolk County. She is a member of good standing in the NYS Association of Substance Abuse Professionals, Prevention Committee, Suffolk County Partners in Prevention, and served on the board of FIST-Families in Support of Treatment. In 2016, Kym was recently appointed to serve on NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Opiate Task Force. Most notable is her personal growth and recovery and commitment to push individuals to make the world a better place wherever they are. She lives in Westhampton Beach with her husband, two sons, and way too many dogs.[/mks_tab_item][/mks_tabs]
All funds raised will go towards LICADD’s 61 year mission of providing prevention education, counseling, support, referral to treatment and advocacy.