Who We Are & What We Do

Our Mission:

To organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public

about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions

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.

Meet our staff, our Board Members and learn about our History, Mission, our Vision and our Message.

Become a Member!...and so much MOAR.

Our Values

Our Concerns

Our Objectives

Our Approach

Milestones

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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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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Scott Francis

MOAR Regional Coordinator                                                                 Western 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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Athena Haddon

MOAR  Regional Coordinator                                                            Central 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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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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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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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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Peter Poon Kwong, MBA

MOAR Marketing-Administrative                                                       Coordinator

“I am a fierce ally to the recovery community. I do this work to honor the bravery, strength and commitment of individuals 

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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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John Fortes III, LADC1, MS

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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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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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 

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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.

MOAR Board Members

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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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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 tp continue to make that difference.

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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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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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Emily Graef

MOAR Board Member

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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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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 Substance Use Prevention Coordinator for the city of Springfield, MA. She works directly with youth, educating minors about the dangers of underage substance use. She holds a degree in the Engineering Sciences

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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 

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Tom Delaney

MOAR Board Member

 I started working in the Drug and Alcoholism field in 1970 and retired in 2010. My work was at the Community, State, National, public and voluntary