Danielle is a native of Mount Desert Island, Maine. She moved to Addison County in August of 2016. Danielle completed her bachelor’s degree in Mental Health and Human Services with an Addiction focus through the University of Maine at Augusta in August 2017. She participated in a two-semester senior internship with WomenSafe in Middlebury as a domestic and sexual violence advocate. She has continued to work with Womensafe as a part-time advocate. She is currently employed at the Addison County Restorative Justice Services as the Court Diversion, Driving License Suspended, and Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program. She is in the process of achieving her Master of Art in Restorative Justice through Vermont Law School. She currently lives in Vergennes with her two-year-old daughter. They continue to enjoy exploring the natural beauty that Vermont has to offer.
As a native Vermonter, Nichole comes to us with 20+ years in recovery from opioid addiction and was a part of the first buprenorphine study in VT through UVM back in 1999, which led to the FDA approving Buprenorphine in 2002. With an extensive background in customer service, sales, and administrative work she brings to us a wide array of knowledge from many different trades.
As our Program Coordinator Nichole manages our Donor Platform Database including Fundraising/Campaigns & working with Volunteers. Also having a large focus on creating, promoting & attending new and diverse Support Meetings & Activity Groups. Being a genuine problem solver, Nichole will jump in to help wherever she is needed, be it computer tech issues, organizing harm reduction kits, creating spreadsheets for program tracking, and providing community resources.
In March 2021 she completed the Recovery Coach Academy and looks forward to supporting Coachees in the future.
When Nichole is not busy at TPCAC she prefers to lay low w/her husband, Matt, & their furbabies at their home in the beautiful town of Bristol. Truly enjoying life in the country after decades of living in the city. Being a lover of all animals (even insects), she is extremely passionate about animal rescue and protecting our wildlife, ecosystem & endangered species. You may also find her listening to music, playing keyboard, attending music festivals, or simply spending time in nature with her beloved Yorkipoo, Ginger.
Family Support Coordinator/CRC
Roberta Enright is a Vermont Certified Recovery Coach for individuals and families who are struggling with substance use disorders or addictive behavioral disorders. With her experience in the fields of healthcare, public service and education, she is well-versed in helping people through the change process. She is also a go-to for HR and training matters and enjoys taking on special projects around the office.
Outside the office, Roberta enjoys spending time with her family and working on creative home projects. She also enjoys getting her hands dirty in the garden and walking her dogs.
Allison Cherrier is an Addison County native. After going away to college, she returned to her home county and back into the community. She originally came to Turning Point through an internship and quickly fit right in, accepting a full-time position soon after. She provides coordination of services and has been certified as a Vermont Recovery Coach with further training coaching families and in the emergency department. She loves doing outreach and being in the community and is always eager to take on new projects.
In her free time, Allison enjoys spending time with friends and family and going on local adventures. You might also find her going for a run or a hike, playing music, walking a neighbor’s dog, or cuddling her cat.
Chip Mitiguy is a Recovery Coach who brings plenty of lived experience to his role. He has worked in law, teaching, the winter sports industry, manufacturing and as a healthcare recruiter. A native of Burlington Vermont, Chip lived in the Rutland area for more than 35 years and moved to Middlebury almost 3 years ago. He is the proud father of five children and four (wonderful!) grandchildren. Chip fills his time with recovery-related activities, reading and his yellow lab Suki! He appreciates any opportunity to witness another’s path in recovery, however that appears.
Talena Jestice is the bookkeeper and office manager at Turning Point Center of Addison County. With a background in bookkeeping and file systems implementation, Talena prefers to remain mostly behind the scenes, keeping things running smoothly from payroll to bill pay and thank you notes to file management.
On her days off, Talena’s inclination toward the quiet life persist. When not tending her plants or exploring her collection of stamps, you might find her on a trail hike around Middlebury.
Formerly living in Middlebury for five years and now living in New Hampshire working remotely, Justin Bouchard is the data specialist at Turning Point Center of Addison County. Justin identified Turning Point as a recovery home upon his arrival in Vermont, and began volunteering about a year and a half later. Valuing the culture of peer recovery, wishing to further his understanding of peer recovery work, and fulfill his desire to help others find recovery, Justin made the decision to move away from his career in carpentry and take a full-time position with Turning Point.
When not Recovery Coaching, getting new Recovery Coaches up to speed on our data system, providing tech support, or running his Open Door Group, you might find Justin spending time with his family, walking his dog, gaming, or on a pair of skates.
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