Michelle Mckenzie, MPH
Michelle is a Senior Project Director at the Miriam Hospital where she has done extensive public health research. She is also the Director of the PONI (Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention) Program at the Miriam. email@example.com
Elizabeth Olivera Manchester, Esq.
Liz is an Attorney and Director of Planned Giving at Providence College. She serves on the RICARES board in memory of her father, Jack Oliveira.. firstname.lastname@example.org
Luis M. Estrada
Luis is the Office Manager and a Paralegal at Sullivan, Whitehead & DeLuca in Providence. He is also the President of La Raza Unida in Rhode Island. He is presently working with high-risk groups of ex-offenders and has done many public speaking engagements at high schools and colleges. email@example.com
Jen Palo, MA, CPRS
Jen, a person in long term recovery, is currently the Health Home Team Coordinator at CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Jen has previously worked as a Recovery Coach and Data Manager for Anchor Recovery Community Centers, and as a coach in the Anchor ED program.
Board At Large
Felicia is the Founder and Executive Director of Esther's Well. The organization provides support services to victims of human trafficking and to commercial sex workers. She is a tireless advocate for women in recovery and is active with speaking engagements across the state to support women. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Michael FIne, M.D.
Dr. Fine comes to RICARES as part of his continued work in community health as he pursues Neighborhood Health Stations in Rhode Island to increase access and supports for healthcare to residents. Dr. Fine is the former director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, as well as HealthAccessRI, and founding practitioner of Hillside Family and Community Medicine.
Dr. Robin Montvilo, Phd
Robin is a Professor of Psychology ad Director of the Chemical Dependency Addiction Studies program at Rhode Island College. She is a researcher and the author of many published works.
Sam is a student and the founder and president of RICovery at Rhode Island College. The organization has formed a safe an open educational community for students in and around recovery to receive support from each other. Sam is dedicated to making college a better place for students in recovery. email@example.com
Steve, a person in long term recovery, has worked in the substance use field for over thirty years. He has worked in several modalities of treatment including outpatient, residential and opioid treatment. Recovery advocacy has been Steve's passion for over a decade. Steve was a board member, then board chair for the Faces and Voices of Recovery national organization from 2008 to 2014, and served on the board of Young People in Recovery (YPR).
Richard Corley, Esq.
Richard is sole practitioner at Corley and Associates, specializing primarily in criminal defense and some civil personal injury cases. Richard is current Legal Counsel to the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee, and a member of Warwick Zoning Board.
Ian has worked for over 40 years in the substance use disorder field as a case manager and a clinician. He was the Administrator of Community Services at the R.I. Department of BHDDH and is a past RICARES Executive Director. He Serves on the Board of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies and on the Rhode Island Chemical Dependency Professional Licensing Board. firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Smith BA
Monica, a person in long term recovery, comes to RICARES from Oregon and has over ten years of progressive operational and program experience in innovative non-profits where she has been responsible for developing and implementing systems, processes and programs with a relational focus. Prior to joining RICARES, she served as Operations Director at the Portland Homeless Family Solutions (Portland, OR). email@example.com