Gary De Carolis

Gary De Carolis

Executive Director

Gary was the Executive Director of the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County for 8 years (2012-2020). Prior to this position Mr. De Carolis was the President of The Center for Community Leadership; Chief of the federal Children’s Mental Health Branch, SAMHSA; Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities; 3-term Burlington City Councilor, and author of A View from the Balcony: Leadership Challenges in Systems of Care. He also is the founder and lead tour guide of Burlington History Tours satisfying his deep love of the City of Burlington, VT!

Allie Mullin, Information Specialist at Vermont Recovery Network

Allie Mullin

Information Specialist

Allie Mullin is a graduate of Northern Vermont University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus in Human Services. As the Program Director and Aftercare Coordinator for a resident treatment facility in Vermont, she helped young adults navigate their mental illness by developing coping skills with a final goal of successfully living alone or going to college. Also, for years she has worked as a caregiver for the elderly. Allie is committed to bringing all communities the care and support they need. In her spare time, she knits scarves during the holiday season for veterans. From hiking to fishing to gardening/foraging and everything in between and beyond – she loves it all!

Peter Edwards, Conference Manager, Recovery Partners of Vermont

Peter Edwards

Conference Manager

Peter Edwards recently joined Recovery Partners of Vermont to serve as the Conference Manager for the “Recovery Is the Answer!” Conference in October 2022. Previously, he served as Deputy Project Director, who provided operational and administrative support to a federal communications contract and the project team. His work in the federal contracting field spans more than 25 years, supporting contracts and managing the full lifecycle of large programs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, Peter produced over 100 meetings throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, U.S. Caribbean, and Pacific Rim territories and republics. His strengths are in operations, planning, and logistical support, executing local, regional, national, and international meetings and conferences with up to 2,000 participants.

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Marielle Stokes

Director of Development – Fundraising

Marielle started her journey in fundraising, working as the Fundraising Coordinator for the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County in 2018. She then felt a calling to return to school and work towards an associate’s Degree in Business in hopes of someday establishing her own non-profit organization. Working at a recovery center made her realize how much of a need there was in our community for people in recovery to have a safe place to hang out and have fun without using drugs and alcohol. Her dream is to open a sober bar. As a person in recovery, she is also a single mom of three beautiful young children. She loves to exercise and enjoy nature with her Siberian husky, Jocco.

Amanda Nevius

Amanda Nevius

Director of Development – Grants

Amanda was born and raised in Windsor County but now lives in Boston where she moved for school and work. After completing her Masters, she worked for just over 10 years in academic health sciences libraries where she honed her research and writing skills. As a person in long-term recovery herself, she’s excited to be pivoting into grant writing for the nonprofit recovery community. In her free time, she reviews books, writes speculative fiction and poetry, gardens, and spends time with her husband and their talkative tortie.

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