Watch this short video to see Jenna's House, future home of NCVRC's Johnson satellite facility, along with other exciting news from our partners Jenna's Promise!
Welcome Laura Dewey & Dawn Tatro
as New Board Members!
Laura Dewey comes to the board with clinical and direct care experience for patients and their families as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and a Masters level psychologist. Laura has been in the field for over 10 years, clinically serving women, children and families and those struggling with substance misuse. In her career, Laura has provided treatment to women who were incarcerated, women who were parenting and/or pregnant receiving treatment in a residential setting, as well as providing care in an outpatient setting to those receiving medication assisted treatment (MAT). Laura is passionate about prevention, treatment, and recovery and is committed to the work and mission of NCVRC. She is excited to be a part of the board and to help serve the members of the Lamoille Valley community.
Dawn Tatro is the CFO and VP of GW Tatro Construction Co. in Jeffersonville, VT. She graduated from Champlain College with a degree in Accounting. After the unfortunate death of her daughter due to an overdose, Dawn and her husband Greg Tatro established the Non-Profit organization, Jenna’s Promise in February of 2019, which includes the creation of Jenna’s House- a community and recovery center and satellite location of the North Central Vermont Recovery Center, and Rae of Hope, which has a level three sober home for women, and a coffee shop that will help support clients in their programs and offer workforce development. Jenna’s Promise also offers financial assistance for recovery housing to those affected by opioid use disorder. Dawn is also a Certified Recovery Coach that specializes in helping families through the recovery process.
Recovery Center Staff Spotlight
Welcome Clarissa Marmolejo-Stitely As Our
New Finance Manager!
Clarissa comes to us with twenty four years of finance management experience working with a diverse number of companies and organizations. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, has worked with other non-profit organizations to obtain grants, and to maintain the financial stability and integrity of those organizations. Clarissa has the exceptional skills and experience needed to help us achieve our organizational goals.
As Finance Manager, she will manage all financial functions of the North Central Vermont Recovery Center including budget development, strategic planning, accounting, human resources, and assisting in processing grants.
Geoff Butler Emergency Department Recovery Coaching Program Supervisor
Working within the recovery field is important to me for many reasons. I have been working in the recovery field since 2014. As a person in long-term recovery from an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and working in a field that allows me to be open about my recovery gives me the opportunity to break down the stigma around OUD.
One of the best parts of my job is getting to spread a little bit of hope around and show that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Recovery can be a reality.
In my current role at North Central Vermont Recovery Center I am the supervisor of the team of Recovery Coaches who work in the Emergency Department at Copley Hospital. This grant-funded program dispatches specially trained recovery coaches into the ED to meet with people who have presented with a substance related issue. This service is available 24 hours a day. The hospital visit might be related to an overdose or chronic alcohol use or any number of other health issues as a result of substance use. We are given the space to help offer support and resources to people in their time of need. We not only listen to individuals, but we advocate for them as well. On any given call, a recovery coach might be assisting someone to get into treatment for the first time, or simply be there as an added support. I feel privileged to be working with such a dedicated team and know that the work we do is helping people right when they need it the most.