About Us

The Greener Pathways Team is comprised of committed, professional, non-judgmental individuals with a diverse background in the field of substance use and recovery. We are ready to put our education, certifications, degrees and lived experiences to work to assist you in finding the pathway to recovery that is right for you or to provide the additional assistance you need to maintain your recovery. We are here because we care and because we want to support you in any way that we can so you can live the life you deserve. Recovery IS possible and we can help.

Carl Quinn: Program Director

Carl Quinn

Program Director

Carl is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) and has 2 sons in long-term sustained recovery.  Carl joined Twin County Recovery Services in April of 2018 as the Assistant Program Director of the Greener Pathways Program and was tasked with expanding the program from Greene County into Columbia County.  Carl brings a long history of community involvement and commitment to helping people including being the Co-Founder and Past President of the Columbia County based Our Community Cares, Inc and Past President and Executive Director of Columbia County Pathways To Recovery. Carl hopes to help individuals not experience the same system shortcomings that effected his sons’ abilities to get connected to treatment when they were ready. He is a lifelong resident of Columbia County. His wife Laurie is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) and co-founder of the Valatie based Our Wellness Collective which is an OASAS certified recovery training provider.

Daniel Ward: Transportation & Outreach Coordinator

Daniel Ward

Transportation & Outreach Coordinator

Dan has worked in the transportation field for over a decade including being a certified Air Traffic Controller in the US Navy. Daniel has spent a large amount of time abroad traveling to over 15 countries and 42 out of the 50 states. This has given Daniel different experiences and perspectives from which he can apply to the diversity that exists within the recovery community. Daniel is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking not only in the workplace but in his personal life.

Nejhma Donovan: Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

Nejhma Donovan

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

Nejhma is Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), a person in sustained recovery and is active in the recovery community; both for her job and in her personal life. Nejhma has lived in both Greene and Columbia Counties. She has lived experience with treatment facilities, as well as recovery support meetings in the area and looks forward to using her experience to assist other individuals who are struggling to find and sustain recovery.

Kyle Buono: Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

Kyle Buono

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

Kyle is Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) and a person in recovery and has been since December 12, 2012. Kyle also is a Certified Fitness Specialist. He has found that a well-balanced life can help sustain long-term recovery. He hopes to bring that experience to the clients he works with. Kyle is also a father to a beautiful 9 year-old daughter.

Robert Hoyt: Certified Recovery Peer Advocate - Provisional (CRPA-P)

Robert Hoyt

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate - Provisional (CRPA-P)

Robert is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate – Provisional (CRPA-P) with Greener Pathways and has lived experience in recovery. He is also a life-long Columbia County resident and currently lives in the city of Hudson with his Fiancée. He is knowledgeable in the local hospital care and with residential treatment. When he is not providing Peer Services, you can find Robert focusing on health and wellness. His approach in life is to stay open-minded and empathetic toward others. And believes everyone should have an opportunity to recover.

Kate DiNardo: Certified Recovery Peer Advocate - Provisional (CRPA-P)

Kate DiNardo

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate - Provisional (CRPA-P)

Kate is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate – Provisional (CRPA-P), and an adaptive Administrative Assistant. She has lived experience with addiction who has found her own pathway to recovery. She is a committed single mother of a special need’s child. Family is very important to her and remains both a cornerstone and focus in her life. Traveling has become a passion of hers as well as showing love & respect to all living things. Kate is particularly fond of owls and succulents.  Kate provides compassion to everyone she works with. She believes behind you are challenges you’ve met, and before you lies new possibilities.  She hopes you always believe in the magic of a new beginning.