We believe that the culture and staff at each of our facilities can be the difference maker for every individual in our care.

Each staff member brings a combination of education, training, professional certifications and hands-on experience. Approaching recovery work from a variety of disciplines and therapeutic modalities allows our teams to create a truly comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.

Many members of our team are in recovery themselves, and are excited to share the fulfillment they have found with you. We are real people in recovery, we have been where you are, and we are excited to help each individual find long term recovery.

Each member of our team will facilitate your success, and be on your side at every turn, serving as a resource and a role model to help you live clean and sober.

Executive Director

Jonathan Gerson

Executive Director

What drew you into this field?

As with so many individuals working in the treatment field, I got here because of my own recovery from addiction. My journey and experience are my credentials. Over the last 10 years I have worked in law, as a paralegal, becoming the department manager at a Massachusetts Law Firm. I always enjoyed the work, but I also felt as if I had hit my own personal ceiling within that profession. When Blueprint Recovery Center became a real conversation with myself and Andrew Pomerantz, I knew that my management and organizational skills, along with my recovery would work well with this project.

What makes Blueprint Recovery stand out?

I had been operating a sober living home for 2 years before Blueprint Recovery Center opened. With that involvement, I come across so many people struggling to find treatment. That is why Blueprint Recovery Center, and the mission of all Amatus Health facilities was so attractive to me – to place people into treatment, no matter what their resources are or by whom they are insured.

What is most meaningful when working with your clients?

I find that getting on the same level with the clients is the way I can most meaningfully influence them. Although I spend most of my time managing the facility, when I am able to sit down and talk to client, and let them I know, “I was once where you are”, I am able to build that transmission line that was so crucial for me when I began my journey.

Medical Director

Dr. Powen Hsu

Medical Director

Dr. Hsu is certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation through the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He also holds certification in addiction medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, having served his residency at Sinai Hospital and Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Clinical Director

Joanne Bickford, LCMHC, MLADC

Clinical Director

What drew you into this field?

I have 30 years of personal experience working with people dealing with addiction, and over 10 years working professionally in the field of substance abuse treatment. This is a second career for me after raising my children. I chose a profession I am passionate about and makes a difference in changing the lives of people who suffer with the disease of addiction.

What makes Blueprint Recovery stand out?

I am so happy to be a part of Blueprint Recovery Center. We have a great team that works well together bringing skills and talents to all aspects of running a great program. Everyone has personal and professional experience that makes the difference in delivering the solution of recovery.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

Watching the miracle of someone who admits and accepts the fatality of the disease of addiction and then commits to taking responsibility to heal and grow.

Business Development

Tim Heanult

Director of Business Development

What drew you into this position?

It took me 7 years to finally become a person in long term recovery. I want to be able to walk alongside those who are struggling to get out of the cycle of addiction and be an example for them.

What makes Blueprint Recovery stand out?

I come from a large, and very close family. So, in return when I applied and was hired at Blueprint Recovery Center I wanted to make sure that it had that family aspect within its staff, and not only that but to take that aspect and carry it to our clients. Blueprint Recovery Center to me is family oriented.

What is most meaningful in your work?

Given my position, I am able to speak with families, loved ones, and those suffering on a daily basis. Working with clients allows me to get the entire realm of what is truly going on in their lives. To me being able to open myself up and hopefully make an impact for that client through my experience, which in return, allows them to relate to me, is most meaningful.

Daniel Cotter

Outreach Coordinator

Program and Operations

Brittanie Coyle

Program Coordinator

Christopher Cappuccilli

Operations Manager

Therapist

Bill DeMars

Therapist LADC, CADC II

Behavioral Health Technicians

Margo Sandler

Lead Behavioral Health Technician

John Proscia

Behavioral Health Technician & Group Facilitator

Matthew Bohannon

Behavioral Health Technician

I have struggled with the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction for the past ten years. Having discovered a meaningful path to recovery, I strive to help others discover themselves and the potential that is within all of us. I was taught that pain is mandatory but suffering is optional, and with the tools we are given we no longer have to suffer; and it is my mission in life to pass that along to others. Blueprint Recovery Center is an organization that strives to help others to the best of our ability and is staffed with individuals whom are compassionate and driven. I am blessed to be a part of the team. I was a client whom Blueprint helped during my darkest times. It is because of the guidance I was provided and the work that I did on myself that I am given this gift to work to help give back was was so freely given to me. On a daily basis I am able to see the changes and strides are clients make and it fills my heart with gratitude and joy!

Rachel Albano

Behavioral Health Technician

I wanted to work in treatment after my first experience in rehab, where I saw the staff truly making an impact on the other clients, and particularly making an impact on me. I said to myself “I want to be there someday on the other side”. Having now had the opportunity to watch so many clients blossom and grow in their recovery while working at Blueprint, I have truly made it to the other side. Witnessing them come in broken and then put themselves back together, and to be part of that, is the most beautiful and rewarding experience. I am truly blessed to be part of the team at Blueprint.

Tara Starr

Behavioral Health Technician

Noella Nadeau

Behavioral Health Technician

Kyle Fuhs

Behavioral Health Technician

Brittany Oliver

Behavioral Health Technician

Arlee Curbelo

Behavioral Health Technician

Transportation

Asa Bloomer

Transport Driver