Change is coming to the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County.
Following the completion of a 40-bed open access detox and stabilization facility, Anegla Sullivan is stepping down as leader of the organization.
“It’s healthy for an organization to have change,” Sullivan said in an interview with FingerLakes1.com following the announcement. She’s served as executive director for 12 years.
The Council’s Assistant Executive Director Stacy Cangelosi, LMSW, will assume the role of Interim Executive Director while the Council’s Board of Directors launches a search for Sullivan’s successor.
“The last time we talked, we talked about the Open Access Detox and Stabilization Center, which has been a seven or eight year labor of love,” Sullivan continued. “I need to rest. It was particularly difficult keeping that going through COVID, and all kinds of changes.”
Pointing back to the healthiness of leadership change, Sullivan added that she never wanted to become the person who never made it to retirement or didn’t get to retire or enjoy it. “I’m not quite sure what’s next [personally], but I really do feel like I’ve worked really hard for 12 years to position the organization to be ready to do what’s next. It’s a great team.”
Listen to the full conversation with Anegela and Stacy in the video or audio players in this post.