Vice President of Recovery Services and Community Partnerships
Roy Kearse, LCSW, CASAC is Vice President of Recovery Services and Community Partnerships at Samaritan Daytop Village, where he is leading the agency's efforts to create a recovery-oriented system of care and assist in our broader outreach efforts. Mr. Kearse has more than 30 years of experience in the field of human services, helping develop effective treatment in both substance use and mental health settings.
Mr. Kearse is a staunch advocate of services for recovering individuals, often highlighting his own recovery as proof of the merits of the recovery process. He has worked extensively over the past ten years to advance services for veterans.
Mr. Kearse previously spent 13 years as Samaritan Daytop Village’s V.P. of Residential Services. Prior to joining Samaritan Daytop Village, Mr. Kearse held positions at the Educational Alliance, including Assistant Executive Director. He is a licensed clinical social worker and a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counsellor (CASAC). Mr. Kearse served on the Credentialing Board of the NYS Office of Alcoholism, was president of the NYS Association of Substance Abuse Providers and a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Currently, Mr. Kearse serves as 2nd Vice President of the NYC chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Board Chair of Faith Mission Crisis Center, Chair of the New York State ASAP Veterans Committee, and Vice President of the NYS Certification Board, which certifies recovery coaches and peer advocates. A trained recovery coach himself, Mr. Kearse is active with Long Island Prison Ministries.
Mr. Kearse obtained a B.S. from York College and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. Mr. Kearse is married, resides on Long Island and is the father of five children.