The Turning Point Center of Addison County is pleased to welcome incoming Executive Director Jennifer Mayhew of Bristol, VT. Jenn assumed her role on November 16th.
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.
“We are so fortunate to have Jenn’s combination of energy, experience and passion to lead our center, especially as the pandemic has presented increased challenges for those in recovery” says board president, Will Porter.
The Turning Point Center of Addison County is a peer-run recovery center, offering a safe and substance-free environment to support individuals and their families seeking recovery from substance use disorder and/or other addictions. Our mission is to provide peer-based recovery support to all. We seek to enhance the spiritual, mental, physical and social growth of people in our community affected by substance use disorder and other addiction. In 2019 there were over 10,000 guest sign-ins at the center where staff are always adding new classes, workshops and events.
Due to Governor Scott’s recent Covid guidelines, the physical use of the Center is currently suspended, but the staff are available 5 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The center staff is available and ready to offer peer support, recovery coaching, and online recovery meetings. A listing of all services is available at www.turningpointaddisonvt.org or by calling 802-388-4249.