I am honored to be the president of The Little Hill Foundation Board of Trustees, which is the leadership team for Alina Lodge and Haley House. The dedication and commitment of this Board is tremendous and inspiring. In 2012 we focused on large issues including governance, strategic plans and student safety policies. Now in 2013, we have new initiatives, new goals and a clear plan on how to accomplish them.
Our first priority is always the students and our clinical program. Led by Gerry Gunnels, our program remains strong and consistent. Alina Lodge’s clinical team is highly accredited and capable of handling the most difficult addiction cases. Since 1957, Alina has remained steadfast to the core principals of our program – the ‘tincture of time’, and the family program are the keys to what makes this program so solid.
To all of you who have supported Alina, I send out a great big thank you. Words cannot express what your contributions do to a life of an addict entering the doors of Family Hall. The testimonials that we receive are so motivating and inspirational - and as a parent of an alumna – I can relate to the heartfelt gratitude expressed. If you are considering contributing to Alina or Haley House, I encourage you to do so, it feels good to make a difference in a life of another.
Rita Cohen, President
Little Hill Foundation Board of Trustees
Back row: Mark Schwartz, Chuck Femminella, Bill Menges, Scott Henry, Tim Neely, Steve Berkowitz, Hart Roberts.
Front row: Wendy Kaufman, Marylou McCann, Kathy Tomkins, Susan Walsh, Alatia Bradley, Sally Shaw, Isabel Heinl, Michael Hornstein. Missing: Tim Case, Rita Cohen, Robert Parsley
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Charles J. Femminella
J. Hart Roberts
Mark Schwartz, M.D.
In 1981, Michael Hornstein was a student at Alina Lodge. After having failed three prior treatment attempts elsewhere, he has enjoyed continual sobriety since graduating from the Alina Lodge program.
Michael was on our Board of Trustees for over 20 years and served as President of the Board twice. He worked for 25 years for the Miami Dade school system and successfully completed a most fulfilling career in June 2008. From 1985-2000, Michael was a part time group therapist for the Broward County Commission on Alcoholism, which is one of the DUI programs in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Michael brings with him his expertise in administration, counselling and teaching. His background, coupled with his vast knowledge of the inner workings of Alina Lodge, makes him an effective Executive Director.