Athena Haddon, Program Director
Athena has been the Director of Spectrum Health System’s Everyday Miracles Peer Recovery Centerin Worcester, MA since August of 2008. She has 20 years of experience with recovery and is currently pursuing her LADAC/CADAC. For the past five years, she’s been dedicated working with the Worcester Criminal Justice System and Daybreak for D.A.W.N. - Developing Alternatives for Women Now, for C.A.R.D – Community Action Reduce Demand and a facilitator for P.A.V.E. - Prevention of Abuse and Violence through Education. Athena is committed to help individuals improve their day -to-day lives and help them to realize their goals and attain better quality of life. Athena is the recipient of the 2011 SAMHSA Voice Consumer Peer Leader Award. Athena has a recently received her CARC (Certified Addiction Recovery Coach) through the Connecticut Certification Board, Inc.
Billy Parks, Volunteer Coordinator
Billy Parks has been a Volunteer Coordinator at Everyday Miracles Peer Recovery Center since September 2009. He has 7 years experience with recovery and also works as a part time House Manager at a Local Men's Residential House in Worcester, MA. Billy has a recently received his CARC (Certified Addiction Recovery Coach) through the Connecticut Certification Board and is currently pursuing his CADAC/LADAC. Billy has a strong interest in furthering his education in which he feels will better able him to support and impact the lives of those in the recovery community.
Meghan Francis, Volunteer Coordinator
Meghan Francis was hired as a Volunteer Coordinator in November 2012. Meg is certified as a Holistic Wellness Coach, a “YogaFit” Yoga Instructor and a Reiki practitioner. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in Business Administration and hopes to go forth to achieve her CADAC/LADAC.
Renee Henry, Community Engagement Specialist
Renee Henry is a motivated Worcester State College Alumna with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Spanish. She also studied Grammar and Spanish Cinema at the University of Alicante in Spain. Because of her passion for TV/Radio broadcasting, she was an extremely active DJ of WSCW Lancer Radio and ran the station for 3 years as General Manager and 1 year as the Program Director.
She has worked in an assortment of fields, ranging from Restaurant Management to Immigration Law. The common components among all of her jobs have been always working with a diverse population of people, and having a positive impact on the people she serves. This new career as Community Engagement Specialist has provided her with resources to develop volunteer projects throughout Worcester, while utilizing her skills to connect the Recovery Center’s members with continuous opportunities for personal growth.