Michael Chiappone, LCSW
CHI Professional Development, Inc.
Michael's devotion to the social work profession began long before CHI Professional Development, Inc. Most of his career was spent at Hope House Ministries — a highly respected, not-for-profit agency. There, he first held the role as Director of Project Hope II — a program dedicated to addressing the chronic homeless population in the area. Later, he assisted in developing and implementing Hope Academy — a unique long-term treatment facility to treat individuals suffering from substance abuse. Currently, he serves as the full-time Coordinator at a SUD treatment facility in Suffolk County, NY.
His comprehensive understanding and practical knowledge in confronting and overcoming obstacles have earned him the prestigious Healthcare Hero award and the IRCares Scholarship Award. He has been blessed beyond measure and believes in passing along his good fortune through education, professional training, and advocating for social justice.
As an Adjunct Professor at the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook, he developed two college courses. The first was on the correlation between spirituality and healing from addiction, the second being self-care for the Social Worker. He also led a foundational course on Human Behavior and the Social Environment.
Thanks to his extensive knowledge and experience, Michael has been invited to sit on a variety of committees, including the Gordon Heights Clerical Council and the Suffolk County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Board Meetings, and the Suffolk County Opiate Task Force.
Michael has committed his life to engage others and assisting them in their journey toward becoming the best version of themselves.