Amber Boldman has been in recovery since 2019 utilizing a 12-step program. She is an alumni of The Road to Hope. Amber is passionate about helping others who have been in similar situations as herself. She is member of the Huron County Mental Health and Addiction Services Board. She is currently attending the University of Phoenix to obtain a bachelor’s degree in social work. Amber enjoys crafting, doing DIY projects and spending time with her family; she can be found soaking up the sun, relishing in outdoor activities.
Molly O’Connell is the women’s program director at Becky’s House in Sandusky. Molly has been in recovery since 2013. She started her journey in Cleveland, where she lived in several sober houses throughout the years, after which she was the head of one for several years. She has a passion for helping others and to help them succeed in achieving their full potential. She has worked for the Road to Hope starting in 2019 where she previously was an assistant in the main office and a resident coordinator. In her spare time Molly enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as playing cards and reading. She honored to be a part of this organization and feels privileged to help other the way she was helped.
Jeffrey Kamms is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Road to Hope, a recovery housing program for individuals with substance abuse issues. Along with his staff, Jeff enjoys the challenge of bringing individuals from their dysfunctional living environments and fatal states of mind and body, to happier, healthier, motivated individuals and integrating them back into the community, and, more importantly, their family, as successful and committed members of the Twelve Step community. With over 20 years experience in recovery and over 11 years experience as Executive Director of the Road to Hope Inc., Jeff often finds himself drawing off the secret weapon that God has equipped him with: an unparalleled network of individuals and volunteers that profoundly step in and impact the lives of everyone involved. Jeff has a niche for reading the heart of an individual, and he often says "Even with all the procedures and formats that are out there, I will always love the personal touch of sitting down with each individual and having our hearts touch in a way that is unexplainable." Under Jeff's leadership the Road to Hope has grown from 1 house servings 6 individuals in 2007, to 2 houses in 2009 serving 12 individuals, to 3 houses in 2010 serving 20, to currently having a 12,000 square ft. facility and 2 houses serving 34 men and 18 women plus a meeting facility and event center serving countless individuals. Along with another location that is on the horizon in the near future. Jeff lives in Lorain county with his lovely, supportive wife Kristina and his 3 wonderful children. When not following his calling, Jeff enjoys camping, hunting, and building on his relationship with God. Jeff's motivation for life is something that came from an instrumental person in his life. Her name was Becky and she said this: "Nobody said it would be easy, but it will be worth it." Jeff can be reached at the email address listed above, he looks forward to hearing from you. God Bless!
Trevor Silverblatt is the Men’s Program Director at the Road to Hope in Elyria. Trevor has been in recovery since 2019 and is an example of how a structured environment, a 12-step program, and God can change one’s life. His determination to assist the community is motivated by his parents who instilled in him that helping others is an essential component to leading a life of contentment. Trevor believes qualities such as honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness are indispensable in recovery. “We have to change everything about ourselves!” As a resident of The Road to Hope, Trevor graduated with his Associate of Arts degree from Tri-C and is continuing his education at Cleveland State University. In addition to his employment at The Road to Hope, he runs and plays on multiple softball teams consisting of other men in recovery and has found other avenues to help others in recovery.
Aubrey Oliver was promoted to Assistant Director after two years of being the Women’s Program Director at The Road to Hope Inc. Aubrey carries with her 13 years of patient care experience in the medical field. She received her CDCA in 2016 and with that transitioned into the recovery field. Aubrey’s drive to working in recovery stems from her own journey into sobriety. Her journey began in recovery housing which adds to her belief and passion to support and guide residents in recovery housing with love, tolerance, personal experiences and hope. “Recovery housing brought me to the program and the program saved my life.” Aubrey is a lifelong Elyria resident having recently bought a house in the very community she gets to serve. Her drive and loyalty have been an asset to the residents and RTH alike. In her free time Aubrey enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as cooking and refinishing furniture. She is a diehard OSU and Cleveland sports fan. She knows giving back in the program and volunteering in her community is an essential part of recovery. Aubrey is a firm believer that God is good…ALL the time.
Melissa Zambataro is the Women’s Program Director for Genesis by the Lake . She has been in recovery since 2012 and has many years’ experience with sober living and treatment facilities. Her passion for alcoholics stems from her own struggles with alcohol and drug addiction. She started her journey in a sober house in Cleveland, where she found a God of HER understanding and the 12-step program. Melissa is passionate about the 12-step program and is an advocate for recovery housing, “the longer we stay, the better our chances.” Melissa is a former Avon resident and excited to be back in Lorain County helping and advocating for the women here. “I just want to give back and be of service,” she states. Melissa is a mother of three amazing boys who, always keep her busy. When she’s not working, she loves to sew and quilt. “I love patchwork and taking scraps of discarded material and making something beautiful again.”