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Alison Webb

Alison Jones Webb, a public health specialist and recovery advocate, is the author of Recovery Allies: How to Support Addiction Recovery and Build Recovery-Friendly Communities. She has spoken at numerous professional meetings and is a certified prevention specialist and recovery coach.

Amy Paradysz

Amy Paradysz is a recovery ally and freelance writer and editor from Scarborough with more than 20 years of experience. She can be reached at

Barbara Sullivan

Barbara Sullivan taught middle school in Maine for 25 years where she designed a middle school substance abuse curriculum for grades 6-8. Barbara has presented at professional conferences on the topic of alcoholism as a family disease. She is currently working as a Prevention Specialist for FCD Prevention Works, a division of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Beth Ellis D’Ovidio

Beth D’Ovidio is a public relations/communications professional with extensive experience writing compelling content for PR, marketing, and social media. She has 20 years of experience in developing and implementing successful media strategies, plans and campaigns.

Casey McClurkin

Casey McClurkin, BFA(TM) started her recovery journey from alcoholism on September 24, 2012 in Denver, CO. She is a Behavioral Financial Advisor and self-proclaimed money nerd. She is passionate about budgeting, debt reduction, and saving.

David Lee

David Lee is a career coach with Heart at Work Associates and a workplace relationship consultant. He is the author of the “Dealing with a Difficult Co-Worker: The Courageous Conversations at Work Series.”

Deborah Train

Deborah Train, owner of Everyday Inspired Life, is an International Coaching Federation certified professional coach.

Elaine Shamos

Elaine Shamos, MPH, has 30 years experience as a public health professional and is the former director of Dartmouth’s Women’s Health Resource Center. Glenn Simpson, LCSW, CADC, has a private practice specializing in substance use disorder, and couples therapy. They are working together on a book for couples in recovery.

Elizabeth Hamill

Elizabeth Hamill found the Weiss Method to quit nicotine and from that experience, trained in Germany to become a Weiss Method Certified Practitioner. As a Certified Life Coach, she is passionate about helping others reach their highest potential by overcoming the impediments that hold them back.

Emma Simard

Emma Simard is a writer and editor living in Midcoast Maine with her cat, Frankenstein. When she isn’t writing or proofreading, she’s in her stained glass studio making suncatchers or on the hunt to find the best biscuits and gravy in the state.

Gabrielle Gilbert

Gabrielle Gilbert is an endlessly curious freelance writer, poet, and visual artist waking up in Southern Maine.

Greg Marley

Greg Marley, LCSW, is the Senior Clinical Director of Suicide Prevention at NAMI Maine.

Hamilton Baiden

Hamilton Baiden is CEO of Youturn Health and a person in long-term recovery. He oversees the company’s long-term strategy and growth and is committed to helping others on their recovery journey.

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