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Who we Are

MOAR was founded in 1991 to collectively meet with other addiction-oriented groups to build a coalition to support Licensing of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

We are mostly people in addiction recovery, who support a continuum of care that is inclusive of peer recovery support services.

Maryanne Frangules
MOAR executive director

Our Accomplishments

  • Supporting the establishment of an adolescent treatment facility in Western MA
    which led to building a continuum for youth and young adults.

  • 31 years of Recovery Month Celebrations with national attention. 

  • Received a SAMHSA Award in 2011.

  • 21 Years of Celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month.

  • Expanding availability of Recovery Action Meetings to East Boston, South Boston, Somerville, Brockton, Natick, Marlborough, Framingham, Walpole, New Bedford, Worcester,
    Springfield, and Holyoke. 

  • Policymaker and Public Education to support services for families and individuals.

  • Collaboration with Community and Statewide Coalitions to Create Public Awareness.

  • 25 awards for Community Contributions. 

  • Received Joel Hernandez Advocacy Award from Faces and Voices of Recovery at America Honors Recovery Celebration 2012.

 

Meet the Team

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Maryanne Frangules

MOAR Executive Director

I've been in recovery over thirty years. I do this work because I am inspired by the visible, vocal, valuable faces of voices in recovery.

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Julie Bunch

MOAR DEI Staff Lead

​I am a woman in long-term recovery, who is the MOAR Regional Coordinator for Boston and Northeast. I am inspired to replace the discrimination of addiction with the value of living in recovery.

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Trevor Dayton

MOAR A.R.E.A.S. Facilitator

As a man in long-term recovery,  I am actively involved in supporting the growth of peer to peer recovery, Recovery Centered Organizations and professional workforce development initiatives in the peer recovery workforce.  

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Stephanie Carlson

MOAR A.R.E.A.S. Co-Facilitator                                                      New Bedford

Stephanie Carlson is an AREAS co-facilitator in New Bedford. She has life experience in addiction and now  helps individuals seeking or are in recovery. 

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Scott Francis

MOAR Regional Coordinator                                                    Metro-West Massachusetts

My recovery journey started in 1995 with the support of my parents, family, and friends. However, it was not until 2006 when I learned about making a wellness recovery action plan, that I was

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Kirsten Doherty

SOAR Project Director

​I’ve experienced addiction as a family member but today I’m fortunate that they are in recovery and leading fulfilling and productive lives. A strong empathy and the desire to prevent more 

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John Fortes III, LADC1, MS

MOAR Operations Support

As a person in long-term recovery, I have been affiliated with the MOAR for over 10 years. I am pleased to say that I am still part of the MOAR team and am looking forward to the continued great work that this organization does for the recovery community.

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Jillian O’Brien, Esq.

MOAR Director of Operations

I believe addiction touches the lives of everyone and have committed my work to impacting change. I am an advocate on behalf of the recovery community and passionate about building leadership.

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Kim Krawczyk, CARC, CAMS

MOAR Recovery Coaching &                                              A.R.E.A.S. Supervisor

I have not used any substance of any kind since 08/08/2014. I speak out for the voiceless, the hopeless, and the forgotten so one day they can find their way into recovery.

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Darrell Wright

MOAR Recovery Coach

I am an individual in recovery who has not used any mind or mood altering substances since 2010.  I love the work I do of freely offering to others what was so freely giving to me.

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Jacquie Maloney

MOAR A.R.E.A.S. Facilitator 

I have been in recovery since 2014 and worked extremely hard to get to where I am today. I am certified by the MBSACC after completing all courses for recovery coaching.

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Mark Muhammad

MOAR Recovery Coach

​I am in long term recovery, and can relate to many of you. I am a recovery coach, who believes in all paths to recovery.

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Julie Pike

MOAR Recovery Coach

I'm a person in long-term recovery. For me, that means I haven't had a drink or a drug since 1993. I spent 20 plus years in prison. When I returned home, life had changed significantly from the time I went in,

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Hannah Page, MSW

MOAR Administrative Coordinator

Recent Masters graduate with years of experience in clerical work, psychology, and research. Looking to make a full-time transition into Social Work.

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Leah Randolph LADC I, CADC Il

MOAR DEI Chair

Leah is the Executive Director and Co-Owner of the Commonwealth Mental Health & Wellness Center, located in Dorchester and Lynn MA. 

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Noel Sierra

MOAR Regional Coordinator                          Southeastern Massachusetts

I'm a person in long term recovery and grateful to be the Southeast Regional Coordinator for MOAR. A quote that I live by is: "Nothing changes if nothing changes." - Arriba La Raza

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Nico Alicea

MOAR Regional Coordinator

Western Massachusetts

I am a person in recovery since December 24th, 2015. For many years I have worked as a recovery coach, recovery coach supervisor, and a member of the Massachusetts Recovery Coach Commission.

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Matt Gear

MOAR Regional Coordinator

Central Massachusetts

I'm a man in long term recovery who brings love and compassion to everything I do! I have the ability to be my own voice and my own advocate today. I'm a person who meets people where they are but never leaves them there! 

 

Board Members

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Trudy Avery

MOAR Board Member

​"Act as if what you do makes a difference. it does." As the mother of a son in recovery, I want to continue to make that difference.

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Della Blake, 

Black Addiction Counselor Education (BACE)

MOAR Board Member

My experience with addiction became my life's work.  Recovery gave my life a purpose and a path. Responsibility is one of my best characteristics.  I accept the responsibility to support,

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Kevin McCarthy, LICSW, MAPGS

MOAR Board President

Kevin McCarthy is a person in long term recovery that after 20 years in sales Management and training found his passion as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and recovery advocate. 

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Father Joe White

MOAR Board Vice President

Catholic Archdiocese Recovery Support Director.  He is, also, the parish priest for St Joseph’s Church in Boston. Father Joe is well known for his dedication to ministering to those in recovery.

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Joe Kelleher

MOAR Board Treasurer

Long history of dedication to recovery community and supportive associations. Currently works at Gavin Foundation in a financial administrative capacity

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Vicente Sanabria

MOAR Board Clerk

Vicente has been in the field of prevention for over 20 years working with community organizations to reduce adolescent drug and alcohol use.  He also has been on the board of MOAR for over 8 years.

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​Tavis R. Carter, MS, LADC-1

MOAR Board Member

Tavis R. Carter is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Addiction Recovery Specialist. He currently works at Vinfen Human Services in MA. He also is an Adjunct Professor for Springfield College.

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Vijay Dalal, MSW MBA LICSW

MOAR Board Member

Vijay brings a diverse background in Social Work, Non-Profit Operations, Program Development, Clinical Oversight and Financial Management as President/CEO of Granada House.

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Daniel Ginivan, 
CPS  Recovery Coach/ Certified Peer Specialist

MOAR Board Member

Danny Ginivan is a Certified Addictions Recovery Coach and an Approved Recovery Coach Supervisor in

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Chelsea Orefice

MOAR Board Member

Chelsea Orefice is a State Unintentional Overdose Researcher at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She has had experience working in the substance use field as a substance use prevention coordinator, working directly 

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Sarah Coughlin, LICSW, LADC-I,  Certified Recovery Coach

MOAR Board Member

Sarah Coughlin is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a certified recovery coach supervisor who has been