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The Connect2Recovery Team

Connect2Recovery is a person-centered, strengths-based program that puts the person in recovery from substance addiction and mental health disorders in the lead.  We believe that each individual has a unique path to recovery, and we use a supportive approach to help achieve wellness in all areas of life, as defined by the individual in recovery.  Our Recovery Support Navigators are case managers who will help navigate barriers to recovery.  They help connect members to resources for a healthy balanced life.  Recovery Coaches are peers with personal lived experience, who have been trained to compassionately support a person in recovery.  They are culturally sensitive advocates and role models who helps members make positive life choices and develop recovery-friendly social relationships.

Learn more about substance use services.

Please call 781-234-1650 or email Connect2Recovery@riversidecc.org to reach us.

 

Connect2Recovery Staff

Alan Meister, Program Director

I have over 20 years experience in the field of substance use treatment, with the last five specifically supervising peers and training recovery coaches.  My passion is to have a staff that treats each person as an individual, with dignity and respect, and works to assist those individuals to embrace an independent and healthy recovery.

Brianna Bowering, Recovery Coach

As someone in long-term recovery, I have seen how hard it can be to reach the help needed to achieve recovery goals. I believe in meeting people where they are, and treating them with the same respect that I would hope to experience. When we take people as they are, without judgement, and work with them to achieve their goals, we help combat the harmful stigma of addiction that perpetuates destructive cycles.

Jeff Gilbride, Recovery Coach

As a Recovery Coach my style involves an open-minded curiosity concerning alternative methods of recovery, based on my lived experience and beliefs. Alcohol, substance use, anxiety, depression and focus are areas of interest. Helping others is a way of helping myself and hopefully making the world a better place, one person at a time.

Roger Good, Recovery Coach

I have tremendous respect and compassion for those we work with. My focus is on substance use recovery and those who experience obsessive/compulsive behaviors like gambling. Every individual is different, and we believe that through a collaborative effort we can personalize a wellness plan for everyone.  It takes courage and commitment to enter recovery.  However, there is joy when sharing in the outcome. It allows all seeking long-term recovery “to live their best life.”

Madison Haskins, Recovery Support Navigator

I believe that every person living with mental and physical health problems deserves high-quality care. I am committed to working with individuals to meet their goals through a strengths-based approach to eliminate barriers to recovery. Because of my education in psychology and my personal experience as a loved one to people living with substance use disorder, I understand that substance use is a result of multiple factors that must be addressed to create lasting change.

Lewis Howe, Recovery Support Navigator

I was motivated to pursue a career in the recovery field by the dozens of folks who helped me during my early stages of recovery.  I remember how I felt when interacting with case workers, and what I was hoping to achieve.  My focus is on the needs of the people I’m serving,  and making my work with them as beneficial as possible.  I have a special affinity for helping those with alcohol problems, and letting them know that the place where you are today is not your destiny.”

Michael Leslie, Outreach & Development Coordinator

I am an individual in long-term recovery.  Since I got sober I have made it my goal and passion to help others who are currently struggling or are in early recovery.  I always meet individuals where they are at in the recovery process.  I believe that each person should be treated as a whole – emotional, social, physical, and spiritual.

Diana Pacella, Recovery Support Navigator

I am a person in long-term recovery.  I believe there are multiple pathways to recovery and that each person’s recovery journey is unique.  I approach this work in a meaningful way that is tailored to each individual’s needs.  I’ve learned to navigate larger systems to advocate for the best possible care when the odds seem stacked against the individual.  Recovery is possible for everyone!

Denise Stabile, Recovery Coach

I am a Recovery Coach focusing on the needs of older adults.  I have personally and professionally followed a successful path of recovery and I would love to share my knowledge and insight with this special community!  I have witnessed how the power of recovery truly enhances the quality of life for those who participate.  We need each other for support and connection and to break through loneliness and isolation. I look forward to working with you!

Rebecca Tobin, Recovery Support Navigator

My lived experience with substance use disorder is through watching and helping those close to me who struggle with substance use.  I want to see a change in how people see those who struggle with addiction and to help how they see themselves.  I have experience in mental health as well as substance use, and love working with adolescents and young adults.

Megan Trask, Recovery Coach

As a person in recovery, I utilize my lived experience to assist those struggling with substance use disorder.  I believe there are multiple ways to obtain or maintain recovery; what works for some may not work for others – and that’s OK!  I always strive to connect with individuals and establish trusting relationships so they can learn to lead more stable, sober and productive lives.

Katie Wentworth, Administrative Assistant

I like being behind the scenes as a support to the important work our Recovery Support Navigators and Recovery Coaches are doing.  I see myself as the first contact to make a personal and friendly connection with people who are seeking services.