Board of Directors

The New York Center for Living was founded in 2007 on the belief that all individuals seeking treatment for mental health or substance use disorders may affordably access it. We provide access to high quality, affordable treatment at a fraction of the cost of similar treatment centers.

Elizabeth Rosenstiel Kabler

Elizabeth Kabler is a graduate of the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and Bennett College, New York.

Mrs. Kabler is President of the Rosenstiel Foundation and is a Fellow at the Rosenstiel School of Basic Biomedical Research at Brandeis University. She supports marine biology research at Miami University where her father, Lewis S. Rosenstiel, founded The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

She supports the arts through the Rosenstiel Foundation. She is a member of the Photography and Drawing Committees of the Whitney Museum of American Art, a member of the Chairman’s Council at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a board member of Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE).

Mrs. Kabler’s philanthropic interests include problems of adolescence, especially addiction and eating disorders. She has devoted her efforts to the National Eating Disorders Association and launched The New York Center for Living, a licensed out-patient rehabilitation center concentrating on the problems of adolescent addiction, which opened in the spring of 2008. She was a board member for over ten years at the Chapin School, only resigning to devote herself full time to The New York Center for Living.

One of Mrs. Kabler’s great passions has always been the theater. She is a member of The American Theater Wing. She is a Tony Voter and has produced Broadway shows. The Rosenstiel Foundation, in collaboration with the Director’s Company, has produced two successful plays: “Goodwill” (an adaptation of a Jane Smiley novella) starring Dana Reeve and “The Passion of Freida Kahlo” starring Priscilla Lopez, which moved to off-Broadway.

Ross Brower, M.D.

Dr. Brower is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has 40 years’ experience in the treatment of addiction in adolescents both in private practice and at hospital-based outpatient treatment programs at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His board membership comes from a dedication to offering the highest level of care to this population which often has co-occurring mental health problems and has been underserved for many years by the medical system. Dr. Brower is board certified in general and addiction psychiatry with a specialty in child/adolescent psychiatry.

Amy Burns

Ms. Burns has a passion for helping people, especially adolescents and young adults. During NYCFL’s formative years, she served as National Marketing Director, where she played a key role in developing and implementing a fully integrated marketing strategy. From brand building to advertising campaign creation, social media outreach to event organization, her foundational work continues to resonate, as does her continued service on NYCFL’s board. She currently resides in Florida where she is raising two sons.

John R. Latourette, Esq.

John Latourette is a senior partner at the law firm Dilworth Paxson LLP, where he chairs the Trusts & Estates Department. Dilworth has offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. John received his law degree from Rutgers School of Law and his LL.M. degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He is deeply sympathetic to the plight of those impacted by addiction and its accompanying health issues and is committed to affording those affected an effective and caring treatment.

Sharon L. Ullman

Ms. Ullman is active in philanthropic and government relations through her work as Chairman and CEO of S. L. Ullman & Associates, a private consulting firm and has been recognized for her achievements in that area.

Ms. Ullman has an extensive history of public service. She has been closely involved in the development of Project 9A, the Hudson River Waterfront, and the High Line. Her work has ensured the community’s vibrancy as a center for business, culture and education. Just a few of her efforts are reflected in her prominent leadership in the revitalization of historic Madison Square Park and the establishment of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership that contributed to this area becoming one of the city’s premier destination spots. Ms. Ullman’s work has been widely recognized and her many awards include being voted top 100 New Yorkers in 2001 and 2002, Congressional Record as well as the Tilden Humanitarian Award and Humanitarian of the Year Award – Concerned Citizen’s Speak. Ms. Ullman brings her considerable talent, skill, and humanity to her work as Board Treasurer at the New York Center for Living.