Office Staff

Molly Clauss has been with Save the Michaels since 2015. Molly is a trained recovery coach. Molly worked for 32 years as a classroom teacher at the Elmwood Franklin School in Buffalo, NY. Her new career at Save the Michaels allows Molly to work collaboratively with Erie County, New York State, and NYS-OASAS, and coordinate programs at Save the Michaels with all three entities. You can reach Molly at:

Janet Gaskin is the face of Save the Michaels for most of the families we assist with treatment placement. Her position as STM Case Manager allows Janet to work with city drug courts and Buffalo Opiate Court and then coordinate with treatment facilities all over New York State. Her compassion and attention to detail make her a natural fit for Save the Michaels.  Janet also oversees all the Family Peer Recovery Coaches at Save the Michaels, and is the liaison between coaches and families. Janet can be reached at, or by calling (716) 984-8375.

Nicole “Nicky” Salvatore is not a new face at Save the Michaels. Nicky trained to be an STM Peer and Family Recovery Coach in one of our first House of Hope training classes! Nicky’s position is “Family & Peer Coordinator.” Nicky communicates with all our recovery coaches, and sets up future recovery coach training. Nicky is a person living in sustained recovery, and she coordinates our STM Peer program. Nicky matches peers in recovery with our clients on an ongoing basis. Nicky also facilitates a social peer support group at STM. For more information, email:

Philip Luzio has been with Save the Michaels since its inception in June 2011.  He served as Vice President and now serves as Event Coordinator.  Phil served in the U.S. Military from 1966 to 1968 and is retired from the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority.
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PO BOX 55, Buffalo, NY 14207   716.984.8375