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

What brought you to work in the treatment field?

Every person has an innate passion, or a life calling, and I’m built to serve those afflicted with addiction. Period. I don’t question why I was gravitated to this field anymore than I question why the sun rises each morning. I am personally and professionally drawn to this field and have made it my mission to be available to anyone who is in need of help. No matter what a person has done, or will do, I believe every person is deserving of a second chance and is entitled to a better life.

What is the most rewarding part of working for Blueprint?

There are so many rewards to working at Blueprint, but there is no better feeling than watching a person enter our doors scared, broken, empty, full of shame and hopelessness, and then seeing “it.” That one moment, where suddenly the light turns on, their eyes are no longer filled with despair and for a brief moment, there is hope. To watch a person let go of their false beliefs, take a risk and go from “I can’t do this, it will never work for me” to “I’m going to try, what do I have to lose” is the sliver of willingness that changes everything. It may not happen right away, but as the saying goes, “The ox is slow, but the herd is patient.” I’ll wait as long as it takes because I know the reward is worth it!

How is Blueprint Unique compared to other treatment facilities?

I feel valued at Blueprint and have been given the opportunity to craft in my position. As Program Coordinator, I have the ability to create a curriculum based on present issues or challenges and present a solution based on their individual needs. For example, if a client pulls me aside and shares that they are struggling with their body image, they can count on a gender-specific self-esteem group after our conversation. If the care team has noticed that a client is struggling with their family, we will focus on boundaries and acceptance. This is what makes Blueprint special. We don’t see limitations, only opportunities to get more creative and have a profound impact on how we engage and educate.

Christopher Cappuccilli

Operations Manager

What drew you into this field?

When I started working in drug and alcohol treatment I felt like it was a new and exciting employment opportunity to “try.” Then as I started to work with clients and other coworkers with a common goal of finding happiness and a purpose in life, I quickly realized that I had been training to work in this field my entire life.

What makes Blueprint Recovery stand out?

We have a family atmosphere that is unlike anything I have ever experienced.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the fire to live life come back into a client’s eyes after coming to treatment broken and lost. Being able to be a part of an organization that plays a huge role in someone’s second chance at life is a feeling like no other.

Therapist

Bill DeMars

Therapist LADC, CADC II

Behavioral Health Technicians

Margo Sandler

Lead Behavioral Health Technician

What drew you into this field?

We rise by lifting others. This principle had been taught to me early on in my journey of recovery. I was shown unconditional love and guidance to get to where I am today. Now, it is my passion and honor to help, support, and love others. My ability to connect with others has been a gift. My mission in life to be of service was chosen by God, and I am able to carry that out every day in this field.

What makes Blueprint Recovery stand out?

Blueprint Recovery Center stands out because of our intimate family dynamic. We are all inclusive and non-judgmental. There is a feeling of closeness and genuine care for each and every client. We have an individualized treatment plan for each client. We meet clients where they’re at, gain their trust and then are able to guide them and walk with them in recovery. We see success stories month after month from the most hopeless cases.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is simply showing up each day. Clients who may have never had someone to rely on, now have a whole family who shows up for them without fail. We come into work with reckless love and compassion for everyone around us, and they feel that. Being able to connect with clients and see them through whatever situation they are facing is tremendously rewarding. Clients come from the depths of hell, with their walls up. They slowly but surely find a sense of normalcy and purpose in our treatment center. The journey of growth and recovery is incomparable.

John Proscia

Behavioral Health Technician & Group Facilitator

What is your mission/what drew you to this field?

I was originally drawn to the field of treatment after overcoming my own battle with addiction. I had an overwhelming sense that there are so many men and women in need of help, and I wanted to be a part of guiding our clients towards recovery in the same way people helped to guide me. I specialize in helping our clients find their own spiritual path towards recovery by providing practical ways they can nurture their body, mind, and spirit.

What makes BPRC stand out from other treatment centers?

All of our staff at Blueprint Recovery Center truly cares about the well being of our clients. I have seen time and time again how our staff as a team has gone above and beyond to provide our clients with the best possible tools to assist them in their own personal recovery journeys.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the progress our clients make during their stay with us. Entering treatment broken and battered from addiction, and by the time they are graduating becoming empowered, inspired and hope filled individuals. It is a beautiful process to watch men and women take a hold of their recovery and radically change their lives.

matt bohannon staff photo

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 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! Learn more about Matthew and his story here.

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

What drew you into this field?

After going to treatment myself for substance abuse I wanted to be able to give back the same love and compassion that was shown to me throughout my treatment journey.

What makes Blueprint Recovery stand out?

I think what makes BPRC stand out is the family atmosphere among the staff. And that the staff genuinely care about the people that come through our doors. We want to see you do well and recover and we will do everything we possibly can to help you build the foundation to do so.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is to see someone come through our doors so broken, lost and beaten down by addiction and watch the light come back on in their eyes. To be able to watch the promises and gifts of recovery come true for someone that has lost everything to addiction is the most beautiful thing. And to be able to witness other addicts’ personal growth is more rewarding than any other job I’ve had before.

Kyle Fuhs

Behavioral Health Technician

Brittany Oliver

Behavioral Health Technician

What is your mission/what drew you to this field?

After years of active addiction that I thought would be the death of me, I had one ounce of hope left that I wouldn’t fall to the statistics, and went to treatment. My mission is to be of service to people who are just like me – people who are holding on to that one shred of hope they have left, and to possibly show them it IS doable, that every single one of our clients are beautiful and worthy of life and love.

What makes BPRC stand out from other treatment centers?

BPRC is a wonderful program that offers clients a safe place to work on themselves, staff who go above and beyond to show compassion and meet them where they’re at, and a unique approach to transitioning from treatment back into society.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is truly the connections with clients. Knowing that they feel safe and comfortable to allow me to see them at their most raw and vulnerable states, and hearing them tell me they appreciate me. Knowing I’m a small part of their journey to recovery is by far the greatest reward.

Arlee Curbelo

Behavioral Health Technician

Case Managers

Alicia Clark

Case Manager

Emily Haight

Case Manager

Transportation

Asa Bloomer

Transport Driver