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Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Board member:

  • Julianne DeAngelis, Retired from RC
Burbank YMCA Liasion
Burbank YMCA Liasion

Board member

  • Nina Conway, is the liaison for the Burbank YMCA Board of Directors.

Nina is a Nurse Practitioner and also lives in Reading. 

Town of Reading
Town of Reading

The Town of Reading helped create RC.

Board members from the Town include:

  • Mark Dockser, Select Board
  • Bob LeLacheur, Town Manager
  • Kevin Sexton, Board of Health Liaison
Reading Police Department
Reading Police Department

Reading Police was a founding member of RC. Since its inception, the coalition has been located at the police dept. and housed within the Detectives Division:

  • Board Members from the Department
    • Chief David Clark
    • Brian Lewis, School Resource Officer
    • Matt Vatcher, School Resource Officer
  • Collaborative projects include Reading Rx Round Up, Text a Tip, Data Analysis, Reading Juvenile Diversion Program and the Crisis Intervention Team. 
Reading Public Schools
Reading Public Schools
  • Founding member of RC
  • RC Members from the district:
    • Dr. Thomas Milaschewski, Superintendent
    • Tom Zaya, Assistant Principal of Athletics/Extracurriculars, RCASA Board Officer
  • Collaborative projects with RC include: Youth Risk Behavior Survey Process, Health Education, Policy Development, SBIRT, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and Professional Development.

Board member

  • John Halsey, a resident of Reading and longtime supporter of RC, former Select Board liaison to RC.
  • Laura Gemme, a resident of Reading and longtime supporter of RC.
  • Linda Snow Dockser, a resident of Reading and longtime supporter of RC. Former School Committee Liaison to RC. 
Reading Clergy Council Liasion
Reading Clergy Council Liasion

Board member:

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


Law Office of Brian Snell
Law Office of Brian Snell

Board member:

  • Brian Snell

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

Media Liasion

Board members include:

  • Joanne Senders, Freelance Reporter
Parent Liasions

Board members include:

  • Richard Abate, Parent Liaison
  • Sherri VandenAkker, Parent Liaison
Sober Living
Sober Living

Board member:

  • Rich Winant, Kelly Sober Home

Healthcare Sector

- Mary Giuliana, RN, School Nurse Leader

Youth Liasions- recruiting!

We are currently recruiting for student leaders.  If interested, please talk with Principal Boynton at RMHS or Headmaster Hickey at Austin Prep.

Check out the "Dear Mysty" series sponsored by the Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition
Serving Medford, Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield & Winchester
Dear Mysty...I'm feeling sad and tired
Dear Mysty...I'm feeling sad and tired




Got a question or concern for Mysty? Email


First pandemic? Yep, ours too!
First pandemic? Yep, ours too!

First pandemic? Yep, ours too! It’s hard to know the right way to handle things these days, but one thing remains important - you must take care of yourself so you can be there to care for your family!


Check out our website for lots of self-care tips and resources!



Check out our website for lots of self-care tips and resources!

Have you found something that works for you? Show us how you #ConnectAndCope with stressful times by sending us photos/videos with the hashtag!


Are you concerned about a loved one's drinking?

Are you concerned about your or a loved one's drinking? You can take this anonymous self-assessment to find out if you might be dependent or abusing alcohol, and get resources for help!

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