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Honors on Graduation Day

Dave Roden, Deidre Stamos Lonza receive award
Photo credit: Prevention Links

Congratulations to New Hope’s Deidre Lonza, LCSW, LCADC, Senior Director of Operations and Dave Roden, LCSW, LCADC, Vice President & COO who were honored by The Raymond J. Lesniak ESH Recovery High School in Roselle, NJ!  Deidre and Dave are this years recipients of the prestigious Pam Capaci Hero for Recovery Award presented by Morgan Thompson, CEO of Prevention Links.

Mr. Thompson noted “Deidre and Dave have demonstrated unwavering dedication as part of one of the few adolescent residential treatment programs in the state.  They have tirelessly advocated for the well-being of youth struggling with substance use disorder, ensuring they receive the support they need. We are grateful for their collaboration with the Recovery High School in educating parents and families about our program when students require additional treatment. Their commitment extends to maintaining academic consistency for our students during their treatment journey and beyond — we truly could not ask for a better partnership.”


School principal, Dr. Syreeta McClain said “We deeply appreciate the outstanding commitment of Deidre Stamos Lonza and David Roden, who stand out as compassionate professionals providing high-quality care during a time of crisis in youth mental health. Their dedication to the youth of New Jersey is truly commendable.” 

The Raymond J. Lesniak ESH Recovery High School provides a supportive environment for the pursuit of a high school diploma while continuing the recovery journey.  The school was made possible through a unique public-private partnership between Prevention Links — one of the state’s leading non-profit organizations focused on substance use prevention, the award-winning Union County Vocational-Technical School District, and Simon Youth Academy. This comprehensive program encompasses academic success, health and wellness, recovery planning, mentorship, and family involvement.

For more information about the Raymond J. Lesniak ESH Recovery High School, please visit their website or contact: 

Samuel Montanez
Phone: 908-793-9800 ext. 3