MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JANICE SPINNEY, RPh: PRESIDENT AND BOARD CHAIR
Janice is the founder and president of our grassroots organization. She is the mother of four and grandmother of two. During the early days of the opiate epidemic she began to raise alarms as a local pharmacist watching the volume of prescription opiates rise 100 percent in just a few short years. When the opiate epidemic hit her own home and our community’s children started to die from overdose she felt the need to act.
Joining with like minded people she initiated groups and formed actions to bring attention to the opiate epidemic and the need for addiction services and supports for families and individuals seeking help here in the valley. Through her contacts with Memorial Hospital local, White Mountain Community Health Center, Carroll County public health and state stakeholders, Janice, along with a few very dedicated friends and colleagues developed programs for the past several years for recovery and support. Janice continues to run our Board of Directors and is the owner manager of Valley Independent Pharmacy.
Contact Janice at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSEMARY NORMANDIN: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Rose is originally from South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Along with being a Board Member she serves as the Director of Programs for MWV Supports Recovery. Rose Manages MWVSRC and the Endeavor House and inputs all financials. She serves as management for the tenants and staff. She represents MWVSRC when attending meetings for the town/county/state. Rose oversees the organization's requirements for Recovery Coach training, the peer support programs, and Outreach.
Rose came to MWVSRC looking for help for a close family member who was struggling with addiction. She attended NA and learned she needed to be a part of the family group meetings. She also attended F.A.S.T.E.R. Family support group and wanted to eventually run her own support group so Rose completed her Recovery Coach training and became certified so she could continue on to this career path choice to help others in need. Once Rose finished all requirements to become a certified Recovery Coach, she started working towards and completed her most recent certification to become a CRSW (Certified Recovery Support Worker).
Her mission is to always support people suffering from SUD. To have a voice for the ones battling this disease and to teach. And to guide society on the understanding and acceptance of Substance Use Disorder.
Rose is a busy wife, mother, grandmother and sister. A family oriented, artistic woman who loves adventures and finding peace within the outdoors.
Contact Rose at: email@example.com
ROBIN HAIN: SECRETARY
Robin serves as Secretary on our Board of Directors for MWVSRC and also serves as a Director of FundRaising Board Member for Suncoast Institute on Chemical Dependency and Shatterproof Advocate.
She retired from a 30 year career in sales management with Colgate-Palmolive Co. where she received seven awards for excellence in execution of corporate goals, team collaboration and exceeding sales vs quota.
Robin received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She has attended over 100 courses live and on line in the field of mental health and the disease of addiction since 2010. An active participant in Nar-anon and F.A.S.T.E.R trainer. Her personal focus on education and policies dedicated to stigma reduction and mental health treatment and housing security that support personal growth and sober living.
Robin’s key values are honesty and compassion. She seeks to secure the resources for growth and understanding for all.
An Author in her own right with her first collaborative book to be released mid September, 2021 with 32 Best Selling Authors from around the world called, “The Book of Joy”
She enjoys walking her dog Max, kayaking, skiing, yoga, traveling with her husband, and spending time with family and friends.
JUDY BOWES: BOARD MEMBER
Judi has been a Massachusetts resident most of her life with the Mount Washington Valley being her second home for the past 40 years. After her husband’s passing in 2015, Silver Lake in Madison became her permanent residence. Judi was a stay at home Mom for many years and it afforded her the time to volunteer in the Massachusetts school system. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and chaired several yearly fundraising events. During her employment she worked for over a decade at Acton-Boxborough High School where she started and managed their school bookstore for several years, she then worked directly with the principal, and then became the administrative assistant in the guidance counselors office.
Judi has seen first hand the need for such an organization as MWVSRC and feels strongly in their mission to provide support; to have a recovery program to those who need it. Her goal is to assist members of the MWVSRC in reaching some of their financial goals by volunteering and reaching out to the community to support fundraising events.
ALYCE TREGENZA: TREASURER
Alyce is a chairperson for the fundraising committee. She taught high school English and Creative Writing. Her interests are her family, music, and she enjoys gardening.