County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism & Addictions, Inc

Staff Management



Christopher Paige

Christopher Paige joined the County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism & Addictions Inc (COCOAA) as the Executive Director in August of 2016. Chris has spent the last 20 years working in the fields of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and employee assistance programs. These different work experiences will bring a wide range of knowledge to current and future happenings at COCOAA. Chris looks forward to working with the staff and board to continue the outstanding services offered by the council.

Chris holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica Rome. In addition, he is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), as well as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).

Karyn Grow

Karyn Grow is the Prevention Services Director for COCOAA’s Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Gambling Prevention Programs. She has been with COCOAA since 2000, providing a variety of agency services including chemical dependency treatment, coordination of information and referral services, and prevention program leadership and development. Her previous work experience included counselor positions at adolescent residential treatment centers including George Junior Republic and NYS Division For Youth at Auburn from 1984 to 1992, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Counseling at the NYS Department Of Correctional Services from 1992 to 1999 and Counseling and Behavior Management Services for the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department of Corrections from 1999 to 2000. Karyn holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Tompkins Cortland Community College and has completed the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Counseling Certificate Program at Syracuse University as well as the NYS Council on Problem Gambling Treatment of Compulsive Gambling curriculum. Karyn is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC-G).



Debra DelVecchio

Debra DelVecchio is the Clinical Director of the Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Program, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Problem Gambling Treatment. Debra has been with COCOAA since 1994, providing direct clinical services, program planning and development, supervision and outcome evaluation. Her prior work experience included positions as Program Director for Transitional Living Services in Syracuse NY from 1987 to1994 and Instructor for the Oswego County Drinking Driver Program from 1990 to 1994. Debra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC-G).



Debra Ritskes

Debra Ritskes is the Administrative Assistant for COCOAA, supervising business accounts, third party insurance and Medicaid billing. Debra has been with COCOAA since 1989. She earned her Associates degree from Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.

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