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Addiction Treatment Staff

Courtney Flood

Courtney Flood

Executive Director

Meet Courtney Flood, Greater Boston Addiction Center’s Director of Operations. As our Director of Operations, she takes on the responsibility of overseeing the entirety of the company. Courtney has been at the heart of the team since day one, and has continued to help us grow. She balances being a full time mother to two beautiful children, taking care of the clients we help, and staying vigilant in her own recovery. Courtney is in long term recovery through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, working with a sponsor and helping others. She attributes a healthy balance of self care through exercise and yoga with working with sponsees and continuing her own step work for her contented sobriety. Courtney brings more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, managing events and supervising a staff. She brings a meticulous eye for detail combined with a dedicated passion to help others which makes her the perfect person to head our offices. Courtney has an unparalleled work ethic, leaving no stone unturned, and never giving up. We are blessed and grateful to have her at the head of the table of our GBAC family.

Blaise Conway

Blaise Conway

Program Director

Blaise Conway is the Program Director of Greater Boston Addiction. Blaise has been with the company from the very beginning and oversees the daily ins and outs of the office at GBAC, while dealing with the community we help on a one on one level. For over a decade Blaise battled the demons of addiction, depression, and anxiety on his own, but after many attempts in various programs he found a solution in recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous a few years back. Bringing a fresh perspective from his own unique experience, he is able to help navigate what a lifestyle of recovery can look like for each of our clients. He acts a power of example to the people we help at GBAC and as an advocate of the LGBTQ+ Community.

Max Schade

Director of Operations

Max plays a vital role to our team here at GBAC as Director of Operations, as an alumni of our program from the very beginning through growing within the company. After struggling with substances he found his solution through GBAC and is one of our shining stars. He brings a personable demeanor to his interactions with the people he helps at Greater Boston Addiction Centers. After his own experiences, he wanted to give back and get into the recovery field himself. He enjoys snowboarding in the winter months and is a lover of all animals, especially his two cats. Max attributes a lot of his successes within his own recovery to the community he built while in sober living.

Kate Smith

Kate Smith, PhD LICSW

Clinical Director

Kate Smith is a licensed professional and has worked in the mental health and substance abuse disorder fields for over 10 years. Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University, graduating magna cum laude from her class. She attained her Masters in Social Work (MSW) at Barry University in an accelerated program, and is currently obtaining her Doctorate in Social Work. She has served as a therapist and supervisor in clinical programs for inpatient and outpatient services, as well as acute and sub-acute programs for substance abuse, mental health, and dual diagnosis. Kate has experience as a supervisor, consultant, speaker, and administrator. Kate believes that by offering a consistent quality of care to both the clients and families she serves, it makes the outcome much greater for success. Kate believes in the importance of the family in the recovery process and Greater Boston Addiction Center’s commitment to supporting the family throughout the treatment process.

Gabrielle Brown

Director of Admissions

Gabby is the heart of our team as our Admissions Coordinator. She is the person who meets and welcomes each one of our clients before they join the program. Gabby is a single mom in recovery acting as living proof that no matter how the odds are stacked that recovery is possible. She holds her role near and dear to her heart, combining her own experiences with her professional experience to act as a role model for the people she helps. Gabby studied psychology at Roger Williams University and loves to travel. He favorite destination is Sydney Australia. 

Lori Skorohod

Lori Skorohod

Primary Therapist, LADC

Lori is a primary therapist who has been working in the field of addiction for over 10 years. Lori got into the field of addiction after finding her strength in her own recovery. Lori brings a unique approach of mindfulness, alternative healing and yoga to her work with clients and is a strong advocate for self advocacy and self exploration. Through mindfulness based approaches and treating the whole person Lori guides her clients in finding their voice, battling their inner critic and being the change they wish to see. Beyond her work as a therapist Lori is a yoga teacher, lover of nature, mentor, mother and wife. It is through her darkness that Lori found her light and does her best to be the example for her clients along their journey towards change.
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Paul Stazesky

Primary Therapist

Let us introduce you to Paul Stazesky, one of our primary therapists at Greater Boston Addiction Centers. Paul joins our team with 19 years experience in human services helping those battling addiction. Prior to getting into the treatment field, Paul taught US history. He received a Bachelor of Arts in US history from the University of Delaware, graduating summa cum laude and also a Masters from Cambridge College in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on substance abuse disorders. Paul has been in recovery himself from alcohol and substances for more than 2 decades. Having personally battled addiction himself, Paul brings his own experiences and actual education to his approach in this work. He notes his recovery being the bedrock on which own life has grown and flourished. He is a proud father of two children who he loves to spend time with when he is at home. When Paul isn’t spending time with his children or busy at work, he likes visiting historical battle sites and location around the country or playing some kind of music and singing. Paul is definitely an asset to our expanding family here at GBAC!

Jade Eary

Jade Eary

Primary Therapist

Let us introduce you to Jade Eary, one of our amazing Group Facilitators. Jade joined Greater Boston Addiction Centers in February as an intern while completing schooling at Bristol Community College to achieve her LDAC. She brings her education in the field, combined with first hand, actual battles with addiction herself. Having over 6 years free of drugs and alcohol, Jade knows the troubles of overcoming substance abuse first hand. Utilizing various forms of recovery including attending Buddhist temple and yoga for her sobriety, she provides a dynamic approach to the clinical atmosphere for our clients at GBAC. Jade is a hard worker, juggling being a full-time mom with one on the way, being a newly wed, and taking care of her 2 dachshunds, and still makes time to finish her degree and help out at GBAC. We are lucky to have her with us!!

Theresa Styffe

Theresa Styffe

Primary Therapist

Help us welcome Theresa Styffe to Greater Boston Addictions Clinical Team!! A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Terry came to GBAC after working in the addiction treatment and community outreach field for the past four years. She is passionate about ending the stigma of addiction after seeing the struggles people close to her had to endure growing up. Terry brings an interesting and important perspective to her approach to recovery, by having had a birds eye view of how addiction can affect a family. In her free time she is busy spending time with family and friends and looking after her two dogs. GBAC is blessed to have this amazing addition to our growing family!

Angela Kelly

Primary Therapist

Angela joins our clinical staff at Greater Boston Addiction Centers as one of our Primary Therapists. After seeing the effects drug and alcohol abuse had on people she loved while growing up Angela decided to get into human services herself. Angela received her Bachelors in Psychology from Framingham State and is currently on her way to an LMHC from William James College in 2023. Angela prides herself in being able to help families, the same way hers was assisted through recovery programs. Growing up in a big family, Angela loves to spend time with her loved ones, laughing, or doing something active. We are so happy to have her on our side!

Amber Yanakopulos

Amber Yanakopulos

Case Manager

Amber Yanakopulos is the star Greater Boston Addiction Centers Case Management team. Amber completed our program in 2021 and built a beautiful life for herself as a strong woman in recovery. Amber attributes the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous and the sense of community she built at GBAC to her success in her own sobriety Before getting into the field, she received a Bachelors in Exercise Health Science and her Associates in Liberal Arts from Mercer County out of New Jersey. She is currently enrolled at UMass Boston to get her LADC. While putting herself through school, Amber was a personal care attendant and worked in the service industry, so she has always been devoted to the care of others. Outside of work she is a fitness enthusiast, frequently running and working out. There is no one who works as harder for our clients as Amber and we are blessed to have her!

Austin Clemmey

Amber Yanakopulos

Group Facilitator

Austin Clemmey is GBAC’s very own alumni from the very beginning, at almost two years sober and we couldn’t be more proud of her. She helps the community at GBAC as a Group Facilitator. Austin personally struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout her teenage years, but through the 12 steps process was able to turn her life around . She a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ+ as a proud trans woman in recovery and is a shining example of how beautiful life can become. She promotes healing through artistic creativity and self acceptance, while having a sense of humor and not taking herself too seriously. Austin brings a modern, new age approach mixed with old school Alcoholics Anonymous principle to her approach with the clients. We are very excited about having Austin with us at Greater Boston Addiction Centers.

Sean Leary

Sean Leary

Client Care Coordinator

Sean Leary is one of our hardest working Client Care Coordinators at GBAC. After graduating from Ithaca College in 2014 for TV Production and working in that industry for six and a half years, he realized he had a serious drinking problem and checked himself into rehab in April of 2020. He has been gratefully sober ever since. Now he wants to help other addicts & alcoholics and pass on the message. For fun, he likes to sing/ produce music and watch stand-up comedy. His favorite comedians are Bill Burr, Norm MacDonald, Bobby Lee, and Theo Von. His sense of humor and friendly attitude are his greatest attributes when helping the clients find their own way in this program.

Katerina Caulfield

Katerina Caulfield

Owner

Meet Katerina Caulfield, Greater Boston Addiction Centers Owner and Executive Director. Katerina is a brilliant woman, mother, and wife in addition to a successful business woman. As a Newton native, Katerina grew up in this community in a Greek-American household. In her late teens, early twenties she struggled and battled with addiction and experienced first hand the ins and outs of the recovery community. As a woman with long term recovery, Katerina had an idea during the lockdown of 2020 and with the help of her husband was able to bring her dream into fruition of opening a one of a kind substance abuse treatment center. In 2021, her dreams came full circle as Greater Boston Addiction Centers opened its doors and She became a mother to a beautiful baby boy. She brings hometown spirit, experience, and heart to this business. With a background in sales in the car business and in hair combined with years of exposure to treatment, she has a unique perspective and motivation to help men and women struggling with their own demons.

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Amber Yanakopulos

Amber Yanakopulos

Primary Therapist

Amber Yanakopulos is the star Greater Boston Addiction Centers Case Management team. Amber completed our program in 2021 and built a beautiful life for herself as a strong woman in recovery. Amber attributes the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous and the sense of community she built at GBAC to her success in her own sobriety Before getting into the field, she received a Bachelors in Exercise Health Science and her Associates in Liberal Arts from Mercer County out of New Jersey. She is currently enrolled at UMass Boston to get her LADC. While putting herself through school, Amber was a personal care attendant and worked in the service industry, so she has always been devoted to the care of others. Outside of work she is a fitness enthusiast, frequently running and working out. There is no one who works as harder for our clients as Amber and we are blessed to have her!

Angela Kelly

Primary Therapist

Angela joins our clinical staff at Greater Boston Addiction Centers as one of our Primary Therapists. After seeing the effects drug and alcohol abuse had on people she loved while growing up Angela decided to get into human services herself. Angela received her Bachelors in Psychology from Framingham State and is currently on her way to an LMHC from William James College in 2023. Angela prides herself in being able to help families, the same way hers was assisted through recovery programs. Growing up in a big family, Angela loves to spend time with her loved ones, laughing, or doing something active. We are so happy to have her on our side!

 

Donna Williams, M.Ed, CANS

Primary Therapist

With years of experience working with clients going through individual,relationship, and family issues, therapist Donna Williams has provided therapeutic services to clients as young as 5 years old to individuals in adulthood. Donna uses innovative techniques and approaches towards troubled teens, interpersonal relationship family and partner conflicts and professionals struggling with work-life balance. Her work also includes tremendous work with addiction. Donna completed her M.Ed from Cambridge College. Donna continues to host workshops at MAP and other institutions to address Diversity in Mental Health Counseling to eliminate the stigma of therapy and promote mental health awareness in the community.

Daniel Reardon

Case Management

Daniel joins our case management team with GBAC after deciding to make a change from working in the prison system for over 17 years as a correctional officer. He switched career paths to be able to help people before they get to incarceration. He uses both personal and professional experience in the field to get clients connected to resources to change their lives. Daniel is a husband and father to 4 children and South Shore native. When he is not helping our community get their lives on track, Dan enjoys spending his time with family, golfing and following the Bruins

Andry Almonte

Behavioral Tech/ Group Facilitator

Andry found the program at GBAC as a client in 2021, while finishing his master’s degree in Architecture at Wentworth. Architecture has always been an inspiration for him as an outlet to create better spaces for people with his master’s thesis on emergency housing. As a man in recovery Andry thrives on the front lines with our community, listening to their concerns and being a source of guidance. He is a Dominican American and New Jersey native who is actively involved in helping the LGBTQ+ Community in recovery as well.

Caroline Ebbs

Behavioral Tech/ Group Facilitator

Caroline joins our team with a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences with an interest in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. She found recovery for herself after struggling with her own mental health in the past, and has a passion to help others find and live in the solution. As a former client of the program with GBAC/GBBH, she brings an interesting perspective and is able to show love and compassion to the community helped at the center. Caroline loves art and photography, anything that allows her to express herself creatively. 

 

Celina Gaines

Primary Therapist

Please welcome Celina Gaines to our growing family as one of our primary therapists. She has been working in the mental health field for roughly four years. After obtaining her Master Degree in Forensic Psychology in 2019 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Celina moved to Boston to work as a crisis clinician before transitioning over to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department where she worked as a substance use counselor with the Medication Assisted Treatment Program. It was through this experience that Celina developed a deep passion for those working towards their recovery and believes that anyone can achieve and maintain long-term sobriety if they have the appropriate support network. Celina aims to be a strong advocate for her clients, providing them with the support and resources that they need throughout their recovery journey. We are proud and excited to have her help at Greater Boston Addiction Centers.

Matthew Cote

Primary Therapist

Matthew is an experienced mental health and addiction therapist who has been in the industry for seven years and work experience in three states to inspire and help others. Matthew’s journey began with his own struggles with trauma and addiction, which led him down a challenging path. Motivated by his experiences, he pursued an education in psychology and therapy, earning a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Matthew has dedicated his career to helping individuals who have faced similar battles with addiction and trauma. In his free time, Matthew is an avid alpine hiker, skier, and just someone who loves the outdoors. He serves as an inspiration to his clients and to the mental health community, showcasing how one’s own adversity can be a powerful tool for helping others heal and thrive.

Theresa Lepore

Group Facilitator

From Quincy MA. Graduated with a BS in Psychology from UMass Boston, working towards my MSW from Simmons. I enjoy hiking, traveling, and playing with my 4 year old son. I am in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and have had mental health struggles. Through therapy and the 12 steps, I have found recovery. I love to relieve stress with meditation. I have always been interested in the mental health field, as it is my pleasure to give away what was given to me in my lowest moments. I love to connect with clients in and out of the group, and can always be found with a smile and positive attitude!

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Celina Gaines

Primary Therapist

Please welcome Celina Gaines to our growing family as one of our primary therapists. She has been working in the mental health field for roughly four years. After obtaining her Master Degree in Forensic Psychology in 2019 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Celina moved to Boston to work as a crisis clinician before transitioning over to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department where she worked as a substance use counselor with the Medication Assisted Treatment Program. It was through this experience that Celina developed a deep passion for those working towards their recovery and believes that anyone can achieve and maintain long-term sobriety if they have the appropriate support network. Celina aims to be a strong advocate for her clients, providing them with the support and resources that they need throughout their recovery journey. We are proud and excited to have her help at Greater Boston Addiction Centers.

Matthew Cote

Primary Therapist

Matthew is an experienced mental health and addiction therapist who has been in the industry for seven years and work experience in three states to inspire and help others. Matthew’s journey began with his own struggles with trauma and addiction, which led him down a challenging path. Motivated by his experiences, he pursued an education in psychology and therapy, earning a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Matthew has dedicated his career to helping individuals who have faced similar battles with addiction and trauma. In his free time, Matthew is an avid alpine hiker, skier, and just someone who loves the outdoors. He serves as an inspiration to his clients and to the mental health community, showcasing how one’s own adversity can be a powerful tool for helping others heal and thrive.

Angela Kelly

Primary Therapist

Angela joins our clinical staff at Greater Boston Addiction Centers as one of our Primary Therapists. After seeing the effects drug and alcohol abuse had on people she loved while growing up Angela decided to get into human services herself. Angela received her Bachelors in Psychology from Framingham State and is currently on her way to an LMHC from William James College in 2023. Angela prides herself in being able to help families, the same way hers was assisted through recovery programs. Growing up in a big family, Angela loves to spend time with her loved ones, laughing, or doing something active. We are so happy to have her on our side!

 

Donna Williams, M.Ed, CANS

Primary Therapist

With years of experience working with clients going through individual,relationship, and family issues, therapist Donna Williams has provided therapeutic services to clients as young as 5 years old to individuals in adulthood. Donna uses innovative techniques and approaches towards troubled teens, interpersonal relationship family and partner conflicts and professionals struggling with work-life balance. Her work also includes tremendous work with addiction. Donna completed her M.Ed from Cambridge College. Donna continues to host workshops at MAP and other institutions to address Diversity in Mental Health Counseling to eliminate the stigma of therapy and promote mental health awareness in the community.

Ramos Da Silva

Primary Therapist

Ramos joins our team hailing from Brazil. Living in the States for the past two years, he has devoted his time to treating people struggling with behavioral health struggles as related to substance abuse disorder. Ramos has 18 years in the field, studying Psychopathy and Substance Abuse at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He is a devoted husband to his wife who relocated to Massachusetts with him in 2021. He is dedicated to his studies currently working on acquiring his PhD.

 

Lorraine LeBrun

Case Management

Meet Lorraine! Lorraine is a 1st generation Haitian-American, Boston native with a passion for helping people overcome their challenges and being a source of strength and wisdom for them.  She has been in the human services field for over 20 years. Currently as one of our Case Managers, while enrolled in the LDAC program at UMASS Boston. She completed CNA training and is studying to prepare to obtain her license. A trained chef, licensed pharmacy technician, I have certifications in auto technician, home health aid, and MAP certified, there is nothing she can’t do!. When she started to work in this field with troubled youth she realized the more she wanted to ” be the change that I want to see in the world”.-Gandhi. 

Andry Almonte

Behavioral Tech/ Group Facilitator

Andry found the program at GBAC as a client in 2021, while finishing his master’s degree in Architecture at Wentworth. Architecture has always been an inspiration for him as an outlet to create better spaces for people with his master’s thesis on emergency housing. As a man in recovery Andry thrives on the front lines with our community, listening to their concerns and being a source of guidance. He is a Dominican American and New Jersey native who is actively involved in helping the LGBTQ+ Community in recovery as well.

Theresa Lepore

Group Facilitator

From Quincy MA. Graduated with a BS in Psychology from UMass Boston, working towards my MSW from Simmons. I enjoy hiking, traveling, and playing with my 4 year old son. I am in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and have had mental health struggles. Through therapy and the 12 steps, I have found recovery. I love to relieve stress with meditation. I have always been interested in the mental health field, as it is my pleasure to give away what was given to me in my lowest moments. I love to connect with clients in and out of the group, and can always be found with a smile and positive attitude!

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