The FAN Genesee County chapter was organized in response to the many families that are being affected by a loved one's drug addiction in this county. Home to the city of Flint, a city that is well known for its high crime rate and widespread drug problems, Genesee County families have welcomed this chapter with open arms. The county is comprised of 11 cities and 13 townships. Often times, the families are left behind to suffer through this time alone, ashamed and stigmatized. We strive to provide the family, friends and recovering person a place to come together and realize that they are not alone, that addiction is in fact a disease and this disease can be managed if we all do our part.
Our purpose is to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription narcotics, to reduce the stigma, and to support those affected by addiction. Our mission is to save lives by empowering individuals and communities through education, to prevent and someday eradicate addiction. Through our Real People Sharing Real Stories, we reduce the stigma attached to addiction and create an open forum for families and professionals to receive valuable insight. By partnering with insurance companies, medical professionals, legislators, the legal community, public safety, schools and other help organizations, we hope to facilitate change in the way addiction is viewed and treated.
Judge Mark Latchana
President Term Exp. 12/20
Judge Latchana was elected to the 67th for a term that began January 2011. Prior to being elected, Judge Latchana served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for five years and was in private practice for 8 years. He attended Michigan State University 1994 and Wayne State Law School graduating Cum Laude in 1997.
Judge Latchana is a member of the Davison Chamber of Commerce and the Davison Optimist Club. He has presided over the Genesee County Adult Felony Drug Court and Adult Felony Urban Drug Court programs since the beginning of 2012. He views each and every session of drug court as an opportunity to change the course of the participants' lives and to learn more about addiction. Judge Latchana is committed to helping those that suffer from addiction. It is by helping those who break the law to feed an addiction that we can protect society from the effects of drug addiction.
Vice President Term Exp. 12/20
Haley Bukoffsky has been on the FAN board since 2016. She is a clinical therapist for individuals and families impacted by addiction. Her primary areas of expertise are cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, family education, and support. Haley believes in client-centered treatment and supports multiple pathways to recovery. She is also the owner of Great Lakes Recovery Mission, an initiative to help address gaps in therapeutic services and housing for those working on sobriety. Haley’s program includes individual and group therapy for those in the housing program, from both clinical and holistic approaches.
Haley earned her Master of Social Work through Michigan State University and her undergraduate degree at Saginaw Valley State University. Her professional experience includes working as a case manager, therapist, group facilitator, clinical supervisor, and managing a crisis unit. Haley and her loving husband Joshua reside in Clio, Michigan, where they are devoted parents to their three beautiful daughters and fur-babies. Haley and her husband enjoy spending their time volunteering at the Salvation Army ARC.
Secretary Term Exp. 12/20
Bio coming soon.
Daniel Martinez, BA, CADC-M
Treasurer Term Exp. 12/20
Daniel was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. In 1992 he moved to Saint Joseph, MO, where he worked as a Forensic Dual Diagnosis Counselor for the Saint Joseph State Hospital (currently named the Northwest Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center) until 2004. In 2004, he transitioned to Fenton, Michigan and became employed by Insight Recovery Services as an Addiction Counselor for the probation and parole population. In addition, he provided services at Catholic Charities followed by New Paths, Inc. until 2011. Presently he is employed by the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center as director of rehabilitation services.
Director Term Exp. 12/21
Angie became involved with FAN after discovering her son was a heroin addict and had been for about a year. Her family was torn apart by this disease, she felt embarrassed and alone. Finding FAN helped her to get the support her family needed to move forward. She hopes to help bring that support to other families going through this.
Director Term Exp. 12/20
Debbie recently felt led to join the Genesee FAN board because her family had been affected by the disease of addiction. FAN helped them find recovery over a year ago. She wanted to help educate others and help end the stigma about this disease. It does not discriminate. It can start innocently with drugs prescribed by doctors. Another mission for her serving on this board is to share the "Hope" she has found though God's word and uniting with others who have faced some of the same struggles. She has been blessed to be married to her husband Mark for 31 years. They have a son, daughter, son in law and 3 beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys volunteering at her church and community. She has also worked at Kroger in Swartz Creek for 10 years.
Director Term Exp. 12/19
Randi became involved with FAN Genesee County after becoming an Angel for Hope Not Handcuffs Macomb County. She was searching for information and guidance on how to handle her son’s heroin addiction. After her first meeting at FAN, she found out she was not alone, they helped her to breathe again. The group helped Randi learn how to care for herself, which also assisted her in her relationship with her son. She learned how to love without enabling. She is now a Certified Interventionist and a Certified Family Recovery Coach. She transitioned to Hope Not Handcuffs in Genesee County once they launched in June of 2017 and became their Online Assessment Coordinator. She is very passionate about promoting recovery for our loved ones while fighting against the stigma and shame of addiction. "Together we can stop empty chairs at our tables. Recovery happens!"
Director Term Exp. 12/19
Wilma joined FAN in 2016 after learning that her son had been addicted to meth and cocaine for many years. After becoming aware of his addiction, she found that she had no idea where to turn. Then she discovered that FAN spreads the message that there is support for the disease of addiction and that the stigma needs to be removed. She is a graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing and has worked for 49 years as an RN at St. Joseph Hospital, Flint and Genesys Health Systems in Grand Blanc. She is currently retired.
Dr. Michael Danic
Anesthesiologist, Genesys Medical Center
Executive Director,Surgical Center at HealthPark
The Serenity House of Flint
Coordinator, 67th District Drug Court
Peer Recovery Coach/Case Manager, Sacred Heart
Peer Recovery Coach Genesee Community Health Center