PRCC MISSION & VISION
As a recovery community organization, PRCC’s mission is to provide support education and resources for people recovering from and affected by addiction, and to spread the message of hope throughout the state of Maine.
PRCC’s vision is that every person affected by addiction in Maine will have direct access to a local recovery community center that provides support groups, education, and individual resources to enhance their ability to heal, strengthen and grow in their recovery pathway, throughout all stages of their journey.
PRCC on Forest Avenue in Portland provides a safe haven for people in recovery and offers a home for meetings and activities devoted to recovery from substance use disorder and other addictions. PRCC is operated by staff and volunteers who are passionate about recovery, and every activity is designed to help people with their daily recovery efforts.
Our center welcomes all who are taking steps to recover.
PRCC offers peer support to individuals who use a variety of recovery pathways and we honor each person’s unique recovery journey. We know from experience that successful recovery from drugs and alcohol requires support from others.
We carry hope and support to those who recover and their loved ones in a community setting. By serving as positive community members, we demonstrate that recovery works to transform lives.
- PRCC promotes self-determination, equality, and respect for people in recovery.
- PRCC’s programs, services, and groups are member driven and open to all who wish to participate. Membership and programs are offered free of charge.
- PRCC honors, respects, and supports many pathways of recovery.
- PRCC recognizes the hope and possibility of sustainable recovery and that each person’s recovery journey is uniquely their own.
- PRCC promotes a holistic approach to recovery, which is infused in all programs, outreach activities, and partnerships.
- PRCC is committed to honest and ethical stewardship of resources and of our members gifts and service to the community.
- PRCC embraces families, friends, and allies, and views recovery as involving a broad circle of community.
- PRCC advocates and mobilizes the voices of people in recovery in defining solutions to addiction and strategies for supporting recovery.
- PRCC seeks to collaborate, share its experience, and assist other recovery community organizations in building equal opportunity state-wide for access to recovery resources and supports.
PRCC believes in the power of love and service as central to recovery.
We speak and act from the heart.
Your Recovery Center Team
Leslie leads PRCC’s mission and vision in the community, to help make recovery available for all.
Leslie has been in long-term recovery since 1989, and believes that the joy and freedom of recovery is possible for everyone when the right resources and support are available.
Prior to coming to PRCC, Leslie served in key leadership roles in nonprofit community health, mental health, advocacy, and residential treatment. Leslie lives in Portland and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, gardening, and singing.
Nancy manages PRCC’s programming, oversees peer recovery support services, and maintains the schedules as well as all recovery data for the center.
Nancy is a CCAR trained recovery coach, and also a CCAR recovery coach trainer.
Nancy has been in long-term recovery since 2005. In her free time, Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son Miles and walks with Murry, the PRCC mascot.
Nicole manages our Recovery Hub, which works with recovery community centers throughout Maine to support new and existing centers. The Recovery Hub also works to help build sustainable Recovery ready communities.
Nicole has been in recovery since October 2017, and she joined the PRCC family in 2018. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and live music.
Shannon has been in long-term recovery since 2015. She is filled with gratitude because she now has the opportunity to give back what was so freely given to herself.
Recovery Coach Coordinator
Erin is the Recovery Coach Coordinator at PRCC’s Maine Recovery Hub. She works with Recovery Community Organizations in Maine to coordinate Recovery Coach trainings and build a statewide sustainable recovery coach network.
She has been in recovery since May 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, the ocean, traveling and new experiences.
Matt is our Volunteer Coordinator, and also assists with Operation Hope. He has been in recovery since 2002.
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends and his dog Teddy, canoe camping and vacationing in Lubec in Downeast Maine.
Matt provides administrative support for PRCC’s Recovery Hub, which works with recovery community centers throughout Maine to support new and existing centers. The Recovery Hub also works to help build sustainable recovery ready communities.
Matt is a CCAR trained Recovery Coach as well as a CCAR Recovery Coach Trainer, and has been in recovery since June 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and performing and accompanying as a professional organist and pianist.
Operation Hope Liaison &
Recovery Coach Trainer
Justin is the Operation HOPE Liaison and also a peer support staff at PRCC. He has been part of the PRCC team since 2016 and engaged in a path of recovery, that works for him, since December of 2014. He is passionate about his work at PRCC because it gives him the opportunity to give back to a community that has played a vital role in his recovery journey. Watching people find their recovery paths is viewed as a great gift, through Justin’s eyes.
In his spare time, Justin loves being outdoors, either near the ocean or in the woods.
Stephen is very grateful for being in recovery since 1990. In recovery, his ‘best’ job was being the program manager at PRCC for 5 years. In 2017 he retired with his husband Danny and built their ‘dream’ home on Mount Desert Island. Retirement did not last long, as he began working as the Statewide Consultant for PRCC’s Recovery HUB in 2018. Stephen is a CCAR trained recovery coach and also a CCAR recovery coach trainer
Stephen feels blessed to be living in paradise and working for the best agency that ever was. “The people that I meet at the RCO’s have such passion and care for others, I can not be more grateful for the opportunity.”
Peer Support Staff
Liz is a part-time staff member at PRCC. She has worked in the recovery community for 20 years and at the PRCC since 2013. Liz hosts the H.O.P.E. group meetings here at the center.
Liz has been in long-term recovery since November 1986. In her free time, she enjoys art projects, poetry, and spending time with her dog and cats.
Peer Recovery Support Specialist
Andrea has been in long-term recovery for over 22 years and she has been a part of the PRCC team for over 4 years. For Andrea, working at the PRCC is a joy because she has the opportunity to meet all the wonderful people in the community. Andrea enjoys spending her time at the beach where she found her Higher Power
Peer Support Specialist
Michael is a part-time Peer Support Specialist, Recovery Coach and SMART Recovery facilitator here at the PRCC.
In his spare time Michael enjoys spending time in Greece, traveling, reading and physical activity.
Peer Recovery Support Specialist
Susie is a CCAR trained recovery coach and also a CCAR recovery coach trainer.
Susie has been in long-term recovery since 2012. In her free time Susie enjoys volunteering in her community and serving as a member of the board of directors for Crossroads. Susie also enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends.
Sarah Siegel recently joined PRCC to provide recovery coaching at Crossroads, she is a CCAR trained Recovery Coach and trainer. Sarah has been in recovery from Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder since 2007, and from working in the sex industry since 2003. She is an Interfaith Minister, Meditation Coach and writer. Currently, Sarah writes regularly for Recovery Journey Magazine. She has been published in other magazines as well and her writing focuses on healing from addiction, trauma, and from working in the sex industry.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys being with her three children, meditating and reading. She also enjoys public speaking, finding ways to tell her story of recovery and challenging the stigma around SUD.
Board of Directors
Dan Reardon, President — Dan Reardon serves as Constituent Service Representative for United States Senator Angus King. Mr. Reardon is a business executive whose work experience includes roles as President of G.H. Bass and Company, General Manager of the Enterprise division of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Chief Executive Officer of H.P. Fairfield, Inc. and as a Consultant to L.L. Bean with primary responsibility for the retail store expansion program. Mr. Reardon has also served as a consultant to the Muskie Institute, where he was responsible for evaluating and streamlining the distribution of child welfare services provided by various state agencies, and as Executive Director of Stone Soup foods, a social enterprise in the Portland Public Market.
Carolyn Delaney, Vice President — Carolyn has been in Recovery since February 1993 through a path of treatment, long term residential treatment and continues to remain active in the 12 step community in Portland.
She’s an IT professional with over 20 years of leading IT departments in a variety of industries. She is the founder and publisher of Journey – a printed magazine devoted to the Recovery Community providing local stories and resources for Southern Maine.
Carolyn serves as a volunteer with the Locker Project, the Maine Women’s Conference and is a past board member of Crossroads.
John Buro, Treasurer — John Buro has been working in the Addiction and Mental Health field for the last 9 years. He serves as Chief Operating Officer of Pine Tree Recovery Center in Portland. He has studied behavioral health in Southern Maine and Addiction Psychology through SNHU. Finding long term recovery through a 12-step retreat, John has been active in the Portland Recovery Community for the last 10 years. He has dedicated much of his time supporting families of individuals struggling with addiction. Taking a lead role in founding The Family Restored, he served as director of the organization, assisting families and their loved ones find support and treatment. John is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor and worked directly with treatment providers in Maine, New Hampshire and Florida. His passion is working with addicted individuals and their families.
Justin Fenty, Secretary — Justin is passionate about and invested in strengthening the greater Portland community. Being in long-term substance use recovery himself, he brings authentic perspective and real life experience into his position on the PRCC board. Justin is deeply connected to the sober community in the greater Portland area through sponsorship, fellowship, and service. Justin graduated Suma Cum Laude from USM with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. While a student at USM he was inducted Phi Kappa Phi, a national honors society for academics and Beta Gamma Sigma, an exclusive business honors society. Justin exercises his love of nature and adventure as an avid traveler, outdoorsman, Eagle Scout and certified Wilderness First Responder. He works as a commercial insurance underwriter and additionally serves on the board of directors for Camp Ketcha. Justin lives with his wife and two children in Brunswick, Maine.
Todd Goodwin recently became the Chief Executive Officer of John Murphy Homes in greater Lewiston Auburn area. Previously CEO of Broadreach Family Services. Todd is a nonprofit executive with over 25 years of diverse experience in the child welfare, mental health, addictions and disability services sectors.
Todd has served in a variety of senior and executive roles, including as Chief Executive Officer for Community Partners, Inc. He served as Board President for Milestone Recovery in Portland, Vice President for Thornton Heights Psychological Services in South Portland and is Immediate Past President for the Maine Association for Community Service Providers based in Augusta.
Dr. Jonathan Fellers is an addiction psychiatrist and a Maine native. He grew up in New Gloucester before earning his Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Virginia where he served as Chief Resident. He then went to Oregon Health and Science University for a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry and a postdoctoral fellowship at the MIRECC Portland VA Health Care System. Dr. Fellers returned to Maine in September 2015 to head up the new Integrated Medication Assisted Therapy Team (IMAT) at Maine Medical Center. His expertise is broadly sought after and he frequently speaks locally, regionally, and nationally. His work has expanded to include assisting MaineHealth with the implementation of a treatment model across their footprint.
Eric Saunders is an attorney at Bernstein Shur, with extensive experience over 40 years. He’s worked on appellate litigation, municipal law, ERISA, securities law, tax law, corporate and partnership law, health care law, and housing law. In his work, Eric focuses on counseling businesses on everything from governance to executive compensation. He is also a dedicated member of the law firm’s health care practice, for which he covers both the regulatory and transactional aspects, including mergers and acquisitions. Eric enjoys the outdoors, and also painting and woodworking. Eric has been an active member of the Portland Recovery Community for 25 years.
Leslie M. Clark, Ex Officio — Leslie serves as the Executive Director of PRCC. She holds a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She previously served as founding Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Portland Health from 2010-2017, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Counseling Center in Portland from 2001-2010. Leslie has been in recovery and free from alcohol and drugs since 1989. She is an alumni of the Institute for Civic Leadership Lambda class, as well as the Hanley Leadership Development Program. She also completed the Harvard Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives.
Become a Volunteer
Interested in sharing your experience to help others and keep our center going?
Volunteers at Portland Recovery Community Center are an integral part of our overall mission. We could not exist without them! We are founded on the premise of providing “peer-to-peer” recovery support and building community to provide a safe haven for people from every addiction recovery pathway. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help people from your community who are on a lifelong journey of recovery from addiction, and to spread the message of hope to others.
There are many ways to volunteer at PRCC.
Volunteers can work at the center as Front Desk-Visitor Service Volunteers, Special Services and Skill Volunteers, Cleaning and Grounds Volunteers, and Administrative projects.
Telephone Recovery Support Volunteers and Recovery Coaches provide direct support to people in recovery – we provide the training!
Starting a new group, speaking at events, and helping with fund-raising projects are also ways to volunteer at PRCC.