Jennifer Mayhew, having a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Vermont, has a history of leading healthcare teams locally in Vermont, regionally, and for various national companies. She has spent most of her career working with hospitals and primary care providers in many aspects of the health-system that include Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Community Health Teams, the Hub & Spoke system of Opioid Use Disorder treatment which includes Medication Assisted Treatment.
Jenn has a passion for creating support systems for individuals and families seeking recovery. She feels very strongly that there is an infinite number of pathways to recovery and has a personal connection to family members who have been affected by addiction. For her, connection to community, connection to the natural world, and her faith have all been instrumental as a source of inspiration and healing.
In her free time Jenn enjoys long distance hiking: having completed the entire Appalachian Trail 2,200 miles, over 1,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, solo treks through Patagonia, and recently 150 miles on the Long Trail in Vermont. She loves winter mountaineering and ice climbing with her husband Owen and dog Jake.
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.
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.
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.
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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