Communities Confronting Substance Abuse, Inc.

A New Jersey Not-for-Profit Corporation

Meet Our Founders


is the Executive Director of CCSA, an attorney by training and the mother of five (and grandmother of two). She continues to work for Moskowitz & Book, LLP, as a corporate and employment lawyer, while pursuing her passion to build and grow an organization that will continue her and her husband's work around substance misuse and addiction education, awareness and prevention.


is a 25+ year Teaneck, NJ resident, and serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Duff & Phelps, a global financial advisory firm.  Etiel and his wife, Lianne, are proud parents of five children (and grandparents of two grandchildren) and are deeply committed to continuing the critical work that they have embarked upon.

Lianne and Etiel are the proud parents of a daughter who is in recovery from addiction. With the support and encouragement of their daughter and other children, on April, 22, 2018, they brought their daughter's and family's situation to light at an awareness and education event in Teaneck which drew approximately 700 people from their immediate area.

Due to the incredible support they received from their community, they founded CCSA in the hopes of bringing about better outcomes for sufferers and their families. Through their family's struggles they have channeled their efforts towards eliminating stigma, creating greater community awareness around substance misuse and addiction, and increasing their focus on education and prevention through their work with CCSA.

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