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Who We Are & What We Do

We are the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery. 

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.

Our Accomplishments

  • Supporting the establishment of an adolescent treatment facility in Western MA

  • 23 years of Recovery Month Celebrations with national attention  Received a SAMHSA Award in 2011.

  • 13 Years of Celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month

  • Increased availability of Recovery Action Meetings to East Boston, Jamaica Plain, South Boston, Beverly, New Bedford, Lawrence, Springfield, and Worcester. We look forward to doing MOAR!

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

  • Collaboration with Community and Statewide Coalitions to Create Public Awareness

  • 20 awards for Community Contributions

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

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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’m inspired by the visible, vocal, valuable faces of voices in recovery.

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Donn Young

MOAR Operations Director

I am a person in long-term recovery and I do this work to expand services to individuals suffering from addictive disorders.  I am proud to be a compassionate voice amongst a staff committed to deliver MOAR advocacy and education for our greater recovery community.

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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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Keith Harrington

MOAR Communications Coordinator

I am a person in long-term recovery that hopes to be a positive voice for people who are struggling with addiction and addictive disorders.

I have worked professionally in communications since 1999 

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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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Julie Bunch

MOAR Regional Coordinator                                                             Boston & Northeast

​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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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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Athena Haddon

MOAR  Regional Coordinator                                                            Central & Western Massachusetts

I’m a person in long term recovery.  As the MOAR’s Central MA Regional Coordinator,  I’m committed to helping individuals find recovery and use their voices to end stigma and advocate for change. 

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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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Jacquie Maloney

MOAR A.R.E.A.S. Facilitator 

Hi my name is Jacquie, I work out of the Bristol MA area. I have been in recovery for 7 years and worked extremely hard to get to where I am today. I am certified by

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Julie Pike

MOAR Recovery Coach

I am a person in long-term recovery what that means for me is I haven't had a drink or a drug and over 27 years. I spent 20 plus years in prison. When I came home life had changed significantly from the time I 

John Fortes III, LADC1, MS

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MOAR Operations Support

As a person in long-term recovery and have been affiliated with the Massachusetts organization for addiction recovery (M.O.A.R) for 10 years, I am pleased to say that I am still part of the Moar team and looking forward to the continued 

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Leah Randolph LADC I, CADC Il

MOAR Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead

Ms. Leah S. Randolph is the Executive Director and Co-Owner of Commonwealth Mental Health & Wellness Center, located in Dorchester and Lynn MA. She was an enormous part of developing

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Josephine Simard

MOAR Recovery Coach

I’m a woman in long-term recovery who is humbled to be a Recovery Coach for MOAR.  As an individual who has experienced SUD, trauma and involvement in the Criminal Justice System, I am committed to representing the profound 

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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 in 7 years.  I love the work I do of freely offering to others what was so freely giving to me.

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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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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.

MOAR Board Members

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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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Emily Graef

MOAR Board Member

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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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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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​Tavis R. Carter, MS, LADC-1

MOAR Board Member