Our Mission

CANYS is a network of Councils throughout New York State that address problems related to alcohol, tobacco, drug use and gambling problems in our local communities, regionally and statewide.

Our Vision

Healthy people. Healthy Communities. Healthy World

2023 CANYS Board of Directors

  • President: Bill Bowman (Jefferson County)
  • Vice President/Membership: Jennifer Faringer (Monroe County)
  • Secretary: Amanda West (Warren/Washington Counties)
  • Treasurer: Larry Calkins (St. Lawrence County)
  • Maureen Campanie (Madison County)
  • Jim Conklin (Orange County)
  • Julie Dostal (Otsego County)
  • Shannon Ford (Genesee County)
  • Robin Mann (Erie County)
  • Timothy VanDamme (Ontario, Wayne, Seneca, Schuyler, Yates Counties)

CANYS: Our Legacy

Councils grew out of grassroots concerns about the problems of alcoholism and drug abuse in local communities.