Anthony Ferrandino, LCSW, CASAC | Co-chair
Anthony Ferrandino has worked in the field of addiction for over 20 years. He began his career as the Director of Phoenix House Adolescent Facility. In 2007, he was hired as the Drug and Alcohol Counselor for the Northport-East Northport school district. He’s proudly served as the elected co-chair of DATF since 2010.
Sean Boylan, LMSW | Co-chair
Sean Boylan is a Social Worker in the Northport-East Northport School Districts Alternative Program. He is a graduate of St. Dominic High School and received a 4 year basketball scholarship to Merrimack College. Sean is a life-long resident of the Northport Community and enjoys giving back by serving as a coach/mentor to the area youth.
MaryEllen Moll | Secretary
MaryEllen Moll joined the task force after retiring from the Northport-East Northport Public Library, where she served as Head of the Community Services Department. Through the coalition’s educational work, as well as by sharing the story of her own family’s experience with the disease of addiction, she hopes to help reduce the stigma that prevents many from seeking the support and treatment they need.
Rod Miller, LMSW | Treasurer
Rod Miller is the Executive Director of Youth Directions and Alternatives (YDA), a local non-profit community and youth agency serving youth and their families in the Elwood, Harborfields and Northport-East Northport school districts. The YDA is long-standing and valuable partner of DATF.
Catherine Juliano, LMSW | Project Coordinator
A life-long resident of Northport, Catherine (Cat) Juliano is a Northport High School alumna who received her BS from SUNY New Paltz and her LMSW from Stony Brook’s School of Social Welfare. She began working with adolescents in 2014 at Outreach House I, a substance abuse treatment facility where she taught yoga and meditation for recovery and relapse prevention. She initially joined DATF as a volunteer, inspired to be part of an organization dedicated to creating a healthier, safer community. In 2017, supported by a federally-funded SAMHSA Drug Free Community Grant, Cat was hired to develop DATF’s first-ever youth coalition.
Erica Lynch | Youth Coordinator
Erica is a life-long Northport resident, Northport High School alumna and currently attends Stony Brook’s School of Social Welfare. She is excited to create a safe and comfortable space for our youth to connect and grow. Erica believes that we must empower our youth as they’re the foundation of our future!