Ryan was raised in Hudson NH by a wonderful family, no one would have suspected that Substance Abuse Disorder would shape his life. All activities, hobbies and life ambitions had fell victim to Ryan’s struggle with SUD and found himself in many treatment centers over the years. Finally March of 2008 the message of Recovery stuck with him and he has dedicated his life to helping other people find the freedom and happiness they seek through recovery from drug and alcohol addiction that he has found. Ryan believes completely in treating SUD by treating the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Since then Ryan has maintained and remained extremely active in his personal Recovery. He has also gone back to school for Criminal Justice at Great Bay Community College after only having a 6th grade education. His dream was to go back into the Correctional Facilities and develop models for Rehabilitation to help the people who are incarcerated for SUD related issues get the appropriate help they need. While in school took a job in SUD Treatment and fell in love with the work. Ryan started off by landing a role as a Case Manager, then fell into a Facility Operations Manager role where he worked his way into the Chief Operating Officer. Ryan also has experience being the Director of Admissions and Marketing where he established and maintained both local and national relationships with other Substance Abuse Treatment Providers. In October 2015 Ryan founded Live Free Structured Sober Living which provided highly structured supports and high levels of accountability for highly motivated residents. After seeing a need to have a higher level of care through the deaths around New England Ryan partnered with some like-minded folks and opened New England Recovery and Wellness in December of 2016. The Journey continues…
Steve Powell, MD, MPH, CPE, FAPA
Rebecca Rondeau, LICSW, Clinical Director, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has provided therapeutic services to individuals with mental health and addiction challenges since 2003.
Rebecca has always felt driven and committed to caring for those in need and at risk. Early in her life, she began her work by providing outreach services to at-risk youth in Boston, MA. At Clark University, where she majored in Sociology, Psychology, and Human Development, she realized her passion for work in mental health. She received her master’s degree in clinical social work from Boston College in 2004. Since then she has provided therapy services to people of all ages in settings from outpatient to residential. She cares deeply about working with families and connecting individuals to supportive systems. Her specialty is in trauma informed treatment with individuals struggling with both mental health and addiction. Rebecca enjoys teaching and training other providers, supervising new clinicians, and developing new programming.
She is excited to be part the team at Avenues Recovery Center working collaboratively to help others find their path to lasting recovery.
Rebecca lives in New Hampshire with her family.
Traci, a seasoned addictions professional has worked with children, adolescents, families and adults in various clinical and management roles since 1988. Traci obtained a Master's in Counseling Psychology in Addictions and Substance Abuse in 1991, and has been a licensed clinical mental health professional in NH since 2001.
Traci, and her therapy dog, Wyatt, find their passion in helping others find their own recovery centered lives. Traci has advanced experience in dual diagnosis and trauma focused treatment. Traci is a grateful beneficiary of animal assisted treatment and seeks to find ways to supplement traditional therapies with this valuable modality.
Jennifer is a dually licensed master's level clinician. She began her career providing direct care to children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses. In her desire to expand her impact in helping others, and seeing the immense impact of addiction on New Hampshire communities, she transitioned into the addiction field 6 years ago. She worked as a direct care counselor with adults and adolescents in group and individual counseling. Recognizing the need of an underserved population, Jennifer returned to school in 2013 to obtain her graduate degree where she continued to focus on treatment of individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Jennifer utilizes a solution focused approach to help individuals identify their own strengths and use them to propel themselves into a healthier lifestyle. She takes a holistic approach with individuals, working with them to develop a better sense of self worth. Jennifer is intuitive, empathic, and focused on helping clients achieve their goals, identifying the solution that works best for them and empowering them to take their first action steps.
Ken received a degree in Recreation and Leisure Services with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from University of Maine Presque Isle. He has been working as a counselor, teacher and recreation therapist since 1997. He has worked with child, adolescent and adult populations in a wide variety of treatment settings from acute psychiatric and detox to a residential substance use disorder recovery program to a wilderness based therapy setting to a veteran’s hospital. Ken has a passion for recovery and a deep faith in each individual’s ability to engage in a process of recovery. He enjoys helping people realize not only that they can but that they are worth it.
Nicole started off as the accounting manager and has crossed over into the clinical team as the center of all our case management & Finance needs. Born in Plymouth, MA. Nicole attended Cape cod community college for English & criminology and also is a licensed cosmetologist. A caregiver by nature Nicole makes our clients her top priority to make sure their needs are being met while also feeling valued and loved. Nicole runs a weekly hands- on life skills group; she enjoys helping to create attainable goals and watching people blossom into who they are meant to be. Nicole has always had a calling for lending a hand when someone was most in need; working in the treatment field for the past few years has filled her with a purpose she didn’t know was possible.
Kris Lang is the Office Manager for New England Recovery & Wellness. She has an Associate Degree in Accounting and Business Management. Kris has worked in the Mental Health Field for over 20 years. She assisted in the development of a Substance Use Treatment Program in the local community recently and found this to be her passion. Her goal is to use her many years of experience to help build and maintain New England Recovery & Wellness’s success and respect in the treatment community.
Lead Tech Supervisor
Matt Boyd has worked in the substance abuse treatment field in various capacities for more than four years. Matt has managed men's sober living programs in Portland, ME, and Manchester, NH and has worked at our Concord, NH facility for the past two and a half years. Since entering long-term recovery in 2014, Matt understands firsthand how difficult early recovery is and has devoted himself to helping others find their path to permanent sobriety. It is Matt's unparalleled passion and dedication to helping our clients that makes him such an invaluable asset to the Avenues team.
A native of western Massachusetts, Justin has worked in the substance abuse treatment field for the past three years at several different New England facilities and is also in long term Recovery himself. His extensive personal & professional experience working with people from all walks of life are part of what makes Justin so effective in dealing with our client population. An attitude of understanding, empathy, and love for those struggling with substance use, as someone who has lived it, make him an indispensable member of the Avenues team. As the head of the Intake Department, Justin's compassion can often make all the difference in setting the tone for someone taking their first steps on this path. He is a beacon of hope and a shining example of recovery that one hopes to meet when entering treatment.
Finding the right treatment program for oneself or a loved one can be a daunting task, especially in times of crisis. As an admissions coordinator, Dan ensures that every person calling in receives compassion, patience, and support, coupled with honest and accurate information on the treatment process. Dan understands that admissions is about much more than simply answering the phone and often involves working with the family, legal system, and other organizations to best assist the individual seeking help. In addition to his work at Avenues, Dan is working toward completing a bachelor’s degree at University of New Hampshire.