President of Cunningham Development Company, Inc. (CDC)
The Peggy Albrecht Friendly House gives me an opportunity to practice charity and compassion to women in great need.
Bill Cunningham-Corso, President
Realtor and Co-owner of B & B Portfolio Properties Group
I had heard of the miraculous stories of sustained sobriety from a multitude of Peggy Albrecht Friendly House alumni for over 22 years. However, I began my personal association with Peggy Albrecht Friendly House about 9 years ago after losing both of my brothers to the disease of alcoholism and addiction. I began attending the weekly Thursday dinner and women’s meeting. I found a renewed sense of purpose and hope the more involved I became with women who were desperately seeking sobriety, as well as, a new way of living.
My goal is to use my existing professional and personal relationships to increase individual, corporate and community support to assist Peggy Albrecht Friendly House in their efforts to help as many women as possible find treatment and conquer the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Babette Ison, VP & Secretary
Dr. Howard Samuels, PsyD
Founder & CEO The Hills Treatment Centers, Inc.
I have been clean and sober for 32 years from heroin and cocaine addiction. My dedication to recovery and my commitment to making sure that women are afforded a safe, non-judgmental space within which to transform their lives has led to me directly serving on the Board of Directors for Peggy Albrecht Friendly House; for it is only from this seat that I feel I have the opportunity to truly make a difference.
Dr. Howard Samuels, Treasurer
Mary Ann Murphy
As a sober woman with over 21 years of sobriety I feel it is my responsibility to give back to the community.
Peggy Albrecht Friendly House is a perfect fit for me. Being the oldest woman’s rehabilitation facility in the world, I would love to see us grow and stand out among the big institutions out there.
Producer and Co-owner of Scout Productions
The one and only Peggy Albrecht grabbed my hand at her regular Monday night meeting and said “dear we fellowship around here, will you please join me for dinner?” I said “Yes” and haven’t stopped saying yes to Peggy since. That was 7 years ago, and the privilege I have been given to be a part of her legacy is such a gift. The Peggy Albrecht Friendly House truly represents the heart and soul of simply helping those who need it, service with love, understanding and hugs, lots and lots of them.
Business Consultant, Film Producer and Marketing Professional
I am associated with Peggy Albrecht Friendly House because I believe in the importance of women supporting other women towards recovery. I support its growth and development because this is a great model that is vital to the recovery community.
My connection to Peggy Albrecht Friendly House is that I want to be of service to the Recovery Community and make sure there are non-profit organizations that the less fortunate can turn to where the motive is sobriety and not to be for making money.
Alan Schimmel Esq.
Philanthropist and Volunteer
I became involved with Peggy Albrecht Friendly House through a close friend who was on the board and invited me to attend a meeting where I walked away as recording secretary, which was about 25 years ago. For the last 5 years I have been chairing and co-chairing the silent auction for our Annual Luncheon. I am proud to be associated with Peggy Albrecht’s Friendly House and I am in awe of the miracles they produce.
As a sober person myself, I know how important it is to support our community and to give others the help I was given. Working with Peggy Albrecht Friendly House allows me to be of service for not just a cause but directly with women that I believe in.
I have a close and special relationship with our Board Chair Peggy which is a major reason for my affiliation with Peggy Albrecht Friendly House. I am also passionate towards helping woman reach recovery. Now that I know more about Peggy Albrecht Friendly House, I continue to strongly support the house. I believe that women in need should have a safe place to go. Peggy Albrecht Friendly House is a great model and I would like the house to expand to more locations to help women in need.
I stay grounded by focusing on the reward of helping people. I am proud to sit on the Board of Directors for Peggy Albrecht Friendly House as well as the Board of Directors for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit organization founded to fill a void in the cultural landscape of our community. I donate my time and resources to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, which provides family law and domestic violence assistance to low-income families in Los Angeles.
I am associated with Peggy Albrecht Friendly House because I am committed to the rehabilitation and growth of women who are attempting to rebuild their lives despite the devastation that addiction can cause. This organization is the best in the business. I believe in the mission of the house and will do all I can to help bring it to fruition.
Morgan Mallory Esq.
Lawyer and Principal of R. Michael Collum, A Law Corporation
I have been on the board of Peggy Albrecht Friendly House since 2013, and served as interim board president during 2016. My view is that being of service benefits the service providers, the recipients of that service, and the community at large.
Michael Collum Esq.
Peter C. White, CFP
Senior Vice President, Investments for Morgan Stanley
I have been on the Board since 2000 and was Board President for 3 years. I got involved with the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House because some of my friends were involved with the house. Also, I learned more about Peggy Albrecht Friendly House when I was helping my sister seek recovery.
Entrepreneur and Author
My passion for the work done by Peggy Albrecht Friendly House…and my bond with Peggy …extends back many years when my daughter, Catya, was a resident. Our family witnessed first hand the excellent work done with women struggling with recovery. Cat experienced strong… and a long period of sobriety after leaving Friendly House but sadly after many years her disease once again took hold and we lost her in 2002. As a mother I was devastated but convinced even more of the importance of the work done at Peggy Albrecht Friendly House. I am committed to working with Peggy Albrecht Friendly House to save our daughters, mothers, sisters and friends.
Attorney at Law Office of Wendy L. Slavkin
I have been involved with Peggy Albrecht Friendly House, in different capacities, for the past several years. Peggy Albrecht Friendly House’s historic mission, to help woman recover from the deadly disease of alcoholism and addiction, is extremely close to my heart. I am honored to be a part of this life changing and life-saving organization.