Board of Directors

The Next Step is now a part of Hope House, Inc. and is served by the Hope House Board of Directors. The former Board of Directors for The Next Step through 2019 was as follows:

President: Karen Carpenter Palumbo
Vice President BJ Costello, III
Treasurer Vince Fenlon
Members: Carol Makowski
Jan McEneny
Dennis Zimmerman
Mary R. Valek

Hope House‘s The Next Step’s mission is to serve women suffering from addictions, to restore their dignity and self worth, and to send them forth with a confidence that will change not only their lives, but all those who feel their touch.

None of this just happens. Led by talented and committed individuals who serve as Board members, administered under the leadership of a knowledgeable Executive Director, and staffed by caring, competent individuals, our vision is implemented daily for our women.

We now have secured a new home, with the financial partnership of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. We look forward to creating many happy memories and serving women well.

You are welcome to join our efforts as a volunteer, as a resident or as a friend.

Thank you for visiting our website.

Karen Carpenter Palumbo
TNS Board President