Executive and Senior Leadership

Debra Pantin, MSW, MS

Debra Pantin joined Outreach in July 2018 as President and CEO – the second person to hold that position in the agency’s 39-year history. The industry veteran possesses more than 30 years of experience in the substance use and mental

John Venza, LCSW-R, LMHC

John Venza has more than 30 years of experience in substance abuse treatment, as a licensed clinical social worker and licensed mental health counselor.

Neil Sheehan

Neil Sheehan is Outreach’s Chief Operating Officer. With Outreach since 1982, he was handpicked by President and CEO Kathleen Riddle for the role. Since then, his impact has been felt across the agency’s programs, administrative growth and fundraising initiatives. Sheehan

Kathleen Riddle

Kathleen Riddle is President and CEO Emeritus of Outreach, the agency she co-founded in 1980 to bring specialized drug and alcohol treatment services to adolescents and other underserved communities. Through her progressive efforts, she grew the agency into one of

Alexis Gadsden, LMSW, LMHC

Alexis Gadsden has more than 40 years of experience with nonprofit, community-based service providers in New York. Her expertise in the substance abuse treatment and behavioral health fields has made her an integral member of the Outreach executive team since

Anthony Croce

As the Chief Financial Officer for Outreach, Anthony Croce oversees all accounting, IT, property and equipment, as well as interactions with contractors and government agencies.

Christine Casiano

Chief Administrative Officer Christine Casiano joined Outreach in 1992 as a grant researcher working on a NIDA project, and over the next two decades, grew within the ranks of the agency to her current position. Casiano oversees human resources and

Mary Brite, LMSW, CASAC

Mary Brite’s career in the health and human services field began and evolved exclusively at Outreach. Through her passion and dedication, she became Vice President of Long Island Outpatient Services in 2017.