We are so grateful to have an incredible team of staff to help support the everyday happenings at The RECOVER Project. Learn more about them below…


Peggy VezinaProgram Director
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Larry ThomasPeer Leadership Coordinator & Recovery Coach
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James ShultisOutreach & Advocacy Coordinator
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James is excited to be a part of the RP team to provide support with recovery outreach and advocacy efforts across Franklin County. Working with community coalitions, organizations, activists, and individuals; James is determined to get the word out about recovery and what’s happening at the RP. Besides their RP work, James is a freelance educator / consultant. Some of their ongoing work is with the Commission on LGBTQ Youth. For more about James, visit: www.


Lynn Norwood, Family Support & Advocacy
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Lynn Norwood, a person in recovery, has been at RECOVER Project since 2007 offering recovery focused, trauma informed, Family Support and Advocacy. Lynn loves her work! But her  greatest pleasures are spending time with grandchildren, being in the great outdoors and practicing mindfulness one minute at a time.



Kaitlyn JohnPeer Leadership Coordinator
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Kaitlyn has been working at the RP as a Peer Leadership Coordinator for the last 3 years.  Her work at the RP is guided by her strong intuition and heart. Kaitlyn believes that humans have the ability to make healthy choices and grow with community support. Together with an amazing staff team, Kaitlyn helps grow leaders and provides a model for how to share that leadership. Through volunteer opportunities, peer connections, and the peer process — leaders emerge, grow, AND sparkle!


Pauline Jensen, Families RECOVER! Coordinator & Recovery Coach
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Pauline has been involved with the RP since 2011, first as peer then moving into a staff position in 2018 as the Families RECOVER! Coordinator & Recovery Coach. She brings enthusiasm; passion for working with others, especially families navigating recovery; and a lived experience as a mom in recovery to support her work. Pauline loves (in no particular order) hippos, her son Bodhi, and being creative. A quote Pauline loves is: I keep my head up to the stars and find my peace.


Abbi CushingOffice Manager
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Chris CotePeer Coordinator
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Peggy ArcePeer Coordinator
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Peggy has been with the RECOVER Project since 2008. She started as a member/volunteer, and has been working with the RP since 2011. She truly enjoys enhancing people’s quality of life by supporting peers and working as a team to help our recovery community.