HOPE EXISTS FOR ALLBoard of Directors
Purpose – To provide governance of, oversight to, and funding for the operations of Montachusett Recovery Club.
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Matthew B. Wright | President & Director
Matthew B Wright is 37 years old. Born and raised in Westminster and now a Leominster resident, he holds a Bachelors of Science in Business from Nichols College in Dudley, MA. In long-term recovery, Matthew is an active recovery community organizer and advocate, a CCAR trained Recovery Coach and a Massachusetts Certified Peer Support Specialist. Matthew is the President of the Montachusett Recovery Foundation Corp., and was a strong motivator behind its creation. He is also the Director of the Montachusett Recovery Club. Matthew continues to do work at enhancing both organization’s mission and providing needed services to the recovery community.
Gary D. Johnson | Vice-President & Co-Director
Gary D. Johnson is the Vice President of the Montachusett Recovery Foundation and the Co-Director of the Montachusett Recovery Club. He grew up in Lancaster, MA and is currently living in Lunenburg, MA. He attended Lancaster Schools and graduated from Nashoba Regional High School in 1973. He was the Head Custodian for the Lancaster Public Schools for 25 years before retiring.
He has been in recovery since 2007 and has been an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous since then. His home groups are the Leominster Eye Opener and the Clinton Shamrock. He has a passion for helping others achieve sobriety and grow in their recovery.
James P. Adams | Treasurer
- North Central Mass Chamber of commerce (18 years)
- Rollstone Bank (9 years)
- Enterprise Bank (8 years). Title: SVP
- Past Chairman of the Board, Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg/Leominster (at this time I am a board member)
- Past Chairman of the Board, Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Past President, Nashua Valley Boy Scout of America (at this time I am a board member)
- Board of Directors, Leominster Education Foundation
- Board of Directors, Monty Tech Foundation
- Chairman of the North Central Mass Scholarship Foundation.
- Golf Committee, Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Service above Self Award, Mount Watchusett Community College (2011)
Distinguished Citizen of the year. Nashua Valley Council, BSA (2013)
Marcia Howe| Co-Treasurer
Born and raised in Leominster. Class of LHS 1966. Class of former Ward School of Business 1968.
I have two sons and one grandson.
Started out in retail banking here in Leominster and continued to work in banking when I relocated to Sarasota, Florida. I switch careers to Tennis Specialty Sales in our family business.
Moved back to my roots to my family home at Spec Pond in 2015.
Giving back to the Leominster community is very important to me in carrying on my family’s tradition. Proud to be part of the Montachusett Recovery Foundation Corp.
Stephanie Kolehmainen | Secretary
Stephanie Kolehmainen, married from Leominster has four (4) adult children and 2 grandchildren. When not enjoying family activities she seeks to help others. She is currently employed by Seven Hills Foundation working with individuals that have intellectual and developmental disabilities. She sits on the Board of Michael’s Run, The Michael Jay Amico Wallace Foundation for Mental Wellness. Stephanie has been in recovery for 7-1/2 years and works effortlessly with A.A. and other community organizations including being a Notary Public for 19 years.
Steve DelleChiaie | Co-Secretary
Born and bred in Leominster, MA graduating from Leominster High School with the class of 1972.
Recently retired after being in the work force since the age of 16.
I was introduced to Alcoholics Anonymous in 2001 and though I’ve had a few setbacks along the way, I have never looked back.
The recovery community in Leominster and neighboring towns has been the foundation of my personal recovery and that of many others.
I look forward to being a part of this community in a new way, namely, to help facilitate and maintain a place where recovery groups of any and all backgrounds can meet to support and encourage one another.
Ali-Rae Clark | Board Member
Ali-Rae Clark joined Montachusett Recovery Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2020. She is a certified Salesforce Administrator who currently works for a scientific research journal based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ali-Rae graduated from Framingham State University in 2010 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in Journalism.
Shana Daykin | Board Member
Shana Daykin has been a member of the MRC since 2020 and became a board member in the Spring of 2020. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology years back, however, she recently went back to school to become a Substance Abuse Counselor, and now works as a Clinician at a treatment facility. She has been a member of the recovery community for the past 13 years and truly loves the fellowship. Shana has a loving family who supports her in her recovery journey. Along with donating time at MRC, she volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of Lunenburg, The Senior Center of Lunenburg, and her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop as the Cookie Mom. Shana says, “Getting sober and finding true recovery was one of the best things that has ever happened to me.”
Brandice French, MSN, RN-BC, CARN | Board Member
Maedon Coburn | Board Member
Francis Nolivos | Board Member