It is the staff at Recovery Revolution that makes our program vibrant and successful. Recovery Revolution operates by using a team approach. Many times our Recovery Support Staff are the first face that new people to recovery see.
It is imperative to have a welcoming and knowledgable staff to answer questions, complete screenings, and work alongside our active clients. They are also individuals that go out in the community and assist with events and help reduce stigma.
Recovery Resource Coordinator – A Clean Slate
Meshell began at A Clean Slate in 2014 when it opened in September. She graduated high school at the “Academy of the Arts” in Brooklyn, NY. Her daily tasks include walking alongside others in recovery and assisting with local resources. Meshell stated “Helping others has always been a passion of mine. When I began working with the resource center that passion and dream became a reality. I enjoy encouraging individuals to connections within the community and the treatment pathways to find their recovery and hope. I have worked with other community organizations and outreach programs while coordinating events here at the resource center, and at off-site venues.”
“I enjoy welcoming the public into the center and seeing them engage in our resources thereby helping them to empower themselves in life. The real joy in my work is reuniting with someone that I’ve assisted, and I love to see that light resonating within them. There is a glow that surrounds them reminds me that I am in the right place…and that I helped make a difference.” One of her favorite quotes is “Nothing changes if nothing changes.”
Patty Dearie came to the RR team in 2014. She started out part-time and has worked her way to the Office Manager position. Though she completed the Certified Recovery Specialist Classes while employed at a Sober Living House, Patty didn’t have much experience in the field. When asked her favorite quote, she said, “Live by Faith, Not by Fear.”
When asked about her work experience with RR, she replied, “I immediately began loving my job from the beginning. One of the things that stood out to me was from the moment I walked through the door, I felt comfortable. Everyone that works here goes above and beyond to help those suffering from an addiction. No one is ever turned away that truly wants help, even if they are unable to pay. RR makes it possible for all to get the help they need. A great example solidifying what a great place RR is to work for – most of the staff employed at RR have been here for many years and plan to retire from this organization!”
Dale L. Harris
PT Administrative Assistant
PT Coordinator at A Clean Slate
Dale attended Morris County College, Randolph, NJ and holds an AA degree in Liberal Arts, Major Journalism. Dale began with RR as a Coordinator at A Clean Slate Resource Center in 2018 and came on board to Recovery Revolution in early 2019. Dale can be seen working at A Clean Slate Resource Center, and at RR as an Administrative Assistant working in our front office. Dale became a Certified Recovery Specialist in 2018. Dale works on many projects, events, and marketing tasks with RR and A Clean Slate’s social media pages. Dale’s favorite quote is “There is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem.”
Dale enjoys being a part of the RR team and is looking forward to the future here. She brings her passion of encouraging others to work every day. “I enjoy bringing the many community organizations together and seeing them come together for the common good of recovery. I have worked extensively with volunteers and believe in the recovery capital in individuals, and see the potential in those who work on enhancing others’ lives through service work.”
Elizabeth Cruz joined the RR team in 2015. She brings experience working with insurance companies and understanding billing claims. Although Liz helps in many ways on the admin team, her primary role is to assure proper billing and working with insurance companies.
Liz is also very talented at crafts and shares her talents by assisting with making baskets for our fundraising events. Her favorite quote is “Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.” Liz stated, “I like working at RR because everyone here is friendly and caring. They are truly trying to make a difference in peoples’ lives. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family outdoors and create one of a kind crafts.