NCVRC appoints two new board members

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Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:10am -- Denise Sortor

The North Central Vermont Recovery Center (NCVRC) is proud to announce the appointment of Laura Dewey and Dawn Tatro to serve on their Board of Directors.

Laura Dewey, a Hyde Park resident, comes to the board with clinical and direct care experience for patients and their families as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and a Masters level psychologist. Laura has been in the field for more than 10 years serving women, children, and families and people struggling with substance use. In her career, Laura has provided treatment to incarcerated women, pregnant and parenting women in a residential setting, as well as people receiving medication assisted treatment (MAT) in an outpatient setting. Laura is passionate about prevention, treatment, and recovery and is committed to the work and mission of NCVRC. She is excited to be a part of the board and to help serve the members of the Lamoille Valley community.

Dawn Tatro, a Johnson resident, is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of GW Tatro Construction Co. in Jeffersonville. She graduated from Champlain College with a degree in Accounting. After the unfortunate death of her daughter due to an overdose in February 2019, Dawn and her husband Greg Tatro founded Jenna’s Promise. Among the achievements of Jenna’s Promise so far are the creation of Jenna’s House, a community center and recovery center that will serve as a satellite facility for the North Central Vermont Recovery Center; Rae of Hope, a level-three sober home for women; and a coffee shop that will help support clients in their programs and offer workforce development. Jenna’s Promise also offers financial assistance for recovery housing to those affected by opioid use disorders. Dawn is also a Certified Recovery Coach specializing in helping families through the recovery process.

“We’re thrilled to have these two talented, widely-respected, resilient, and compassionate women join our NCVRC family. They have each been great collaborators with our center and will make our center and all we do to serve our community better. They care deeply above the people we all serve and bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and drive to an organization that is already growing and thriving against all odds,” says Daniel Franklin, NCVRC’s Executive Director.

The North Central Vermont Recovery Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing an upbeat, welcoming, safe, and substance-free environment for individuals and families on their paths to lasting recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. NCVRC is celebrating its 10th year providing hope in the Lamoille Valley. You can learn more at https://www.ncvrc.com/