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 her Master of Art in Restorative Justice through the Vermont Law School. She currently lives in Vergennes with her seven-year-old daughter. They continue to enjoy exploring the natural beauty that Vermont has to offer.
Arran is a proud native of Portland ME., where he found recovery from substances. In 1999 he moved to Oregon. In the almost 18 years he lived there he met his wife, they had a son, and he received an English degree from the University of Marylhurst. While living in Oregon Arran spent summer vacations with his wife and son in Vermont, visiting his wife’s family in Addison County. Oregon offered many opportunities to work in and volunteer with social service providers, he also continued his adventures in recovery. Arran moved with his family in 2015 to Addison County. He spent the next several years working with Addison counties at risk and unhoused. Arran’s passion for safe spaces and recovery led him to Turning Point. First as a participant in recovery meetings and then in his current position as a recovery coach and development and fundraising coordinator.
Training and Family Support Specialist/CRC/MHFA
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.
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.
Mary is a Recovery Coach for the center as well as the Porter Emergency department program. She is in long term recovery and is interested in medicated assisted therapy. Mary lives with her husband Parker and cat Truffles in Shoreham, VT. She is also an avid horsewoman.
Kelly O’Keefe is a Recovery Coach, with strong ties to the Addison County community. In addition to working full time as a Medical Assistant for one of Addison County’s local MAT programs, Kelly is actively pursuing a Behavioral Science Degree at the Community College of Vermont. Kelly is well connected within the recovery network, as well as the various local resource programs.
When Kelly is not working, you will find her enjoying time with her family. She enjoys art, swimming, gardening, and cooking. Whether it be playing in the rain, or soaking up the sunshine, Kelly finds joy in all aspects of life, and has a passion to spread that insight to others.
Johny has been actively involved in the Turning Point community since he moved to Vermont in 2018 to be a resident and novice priest at the Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community in Cornwall. He co-facilitates the Mindful Recovery group at Turning Point and has substantial experience as a recovery coach. Along with his work at Turning Point, he is the program manager for a weekly community meal in Rutland and plays and sings original music several times a month at Project Independence.
Raised in Chicago, Dane Wilson is a student at Middlebury College and a recovery coach at our center. He originally became involved with the center through summer volunteering in 2021. After visiting the center and meeting our great staff and participants, he quickly went to the VRCA to obtain his coaching certification. With personal experience and academic investigation in SUD, he was eager to join our team and support the community.
Outside of his work at the center, he spends a lot of time exercising, studying, and cooking. Say hello to him if you see him shopping for avocados at the local Shaw’s!
Phoebe Barash has been a resident of Addison County for most of the last 45 years. Professionally
Phoebe has served in the education community and as a mediator. Recovery from addiction has
touched Phoebe in many ways personally and professionally. She has seen firsthand the power of peer
to peer support and the power that has to give people hope and purpose. Phoebe has seen that a way
to give back to the recovery community in Addison County is to serve as a Recovery Coach and provide
hands on support for the important work being done right here in Addison County.
Hutch is a Vermont Recovery Coach with continued education coaching families and youth. They are an active member in their own personal recovery as someone living with mental illness and years of sobriety. In the most recent years Hutch has worked with children in after school programs and currently still an employee for Common Ground Center with the various camps they offer.
Outside of their work life Hutch spends time with their dog Onyx. They are part of a summer softball league, an avid disc golf player and they enjoy hitting the slopes during the winter months. When stuck inside, they are crafty, working on everything from homemade cards to paintings. Hutch has friends and family that play an active part in their life.
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