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Mass Opioid Epidemic

Government Sector

Town of Reading
Town of Reading

The Town of Reading helped create RCASA and serves as the fiscal agent.

Board members from the Town include:

  • John Halsey, Board of Selectman
  • Bob LeLacheur, Town Manager
  • Andy Friedmann, Board of Health Liasion
  • Rich Hand, Reading Recreation Committee

Law Enforcement Sector

Reading Police Department
Reading Police Department

Founding member of RCASA

  • Board Members from the Department
    • Chief Mark Segalla
    • Michael Muolo, School Resource Officer
  • Reading Police Department houses the RCASA office
  • Collaborative projects include Reading Rx Round Up, Text a Tip, Data Analysis, and Reading Pre-Trial Diversion Program.

School Sector

Reading Public Schools
Reading Public Schools
  • Founding member of RCASA
  • RCASA Board Members from the district:
    • Dr. John Doherty, Superintendent
    • Adam Bakr, Principal of Reading Memorial High School
    • Lynn Dunn, RN, Director of School Nurses
    • Tom Zaya, Assistant Principal of Athletics/Extracurriculars
  • Collaborative projects with RCASA include: Youth Risk Behavior Survey Process, Health Education, Policy Development, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and Professional Development.

Healthcare Sector

Hallmark Health
Hallmark Health

Board Members from Hallmark:

  • Melissa Roberto
  • Michael Courage
  • Beth Lucey
Riverside Community Care
Riverside Community Care

Board members from Riverside include:

  • Brandi Ditch
  • Kelly Olsen

Business Sector

Law Office of Brian Snell
Law Office of Brian Snell

Board member:

  • Brian Snell

Brian also serves as a liaison between RCASA and the Reading Rotary Club as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

Barile Funeral Home
Barile Funeral Home

Board member:

  • Kevin Barile

Kevin also serves as a liaison between RCASA and the Reading Rotary Club as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

Faith Sector

Reading Clergy Council
Reading Clergy Council

Board member:

  • Pete Jeffries from the Church of the Good Shepherd is currently the clergy liasion selected by the Reading Clergy Council.

 

Substance Abuse Expertise Sector

Sober Living
Sober Living

Board member:

  • Rich Winant

Rich is also the President of the Massachusetts Association of Sober Housing.

Youth-serving Organization Sector

Burbank YMCA
Burbank YMCA

Board member

  • Brad Agosntinelli, Teen Director

Youth & Parents Sector

Parent Liasions

Board members include:

  • Richard Abate, Celebrating 10 years as a RCASA Board Leader!
  • Patrick Shannon, Board President
  • Sherri VandenAkker, Board Co-Secretary
  • Elaine Webb, Board Vice-President
Youth Liasions- recruiting!

We are currently recruiting for 2 new student leaders.  If interested, please talk with Principal Bakr at RMHS.

Media Sector

Media Liasion

Board members include:

  • Joanne Senders, Freelance Reporter

Coalition Partners on Regional Opioid Prevention

Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition
Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition

Coalitions/communities include:

Medford

Malden

Wakefield

Reading

Stoneham

Melrose

Winchester

Reading - North Reading Chamber of Commerce
Reading - North Reading Chamber of Commerce

RCASA is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

CADCA- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
CADCA- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

RCASA is a member of CADCA.

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), is the national membership organization representing over 5,000 coalitions and affiliates including RCASA, working to make America’s communities safe, healthy and drug-free.

Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Middlesex District Attorney's Office

Reading Public Schools is a member of the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth. MPY provides a range of resources and training opportunities for districts within Middlesex County.

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