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…


Abbi CushingProgram Co-Director
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acushing@wmtcinfo.org | (413) 427-0198



Abbi has held various roles here at The RECOVER Project over the past 2 years, including Office Manager, Recovery Coach Supervisor, Assistant Director and now Program Director! She has been a member and volunteer here for over 10 years and is looking forward to her new role. She has worked in the community as a Recovery Coach and has many years experience and education in Business Management. Abbi enjoys helping others learn how to live their most authentic lives. However, her biggest joy in life comes from being the best mom she can to her daughter, Olivia.

Mary Kate Farley, Program Co-Director
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mfarley@wmtcinfo.org | (413) 774-5489 x101



Mary Kate is grateful to be back at The RECOVER Project now in the role of Program Co-Director! She began working at the RP in December of 2012 in a Peer Leadership Development role, and then got the chance to work in an Organizational Development capacity at the Consortium’s home office in Holyoke.  Before diving into full-time Peer Support work, Mary Kate had a career as a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and Reiki Master Teacher, and she is passionate about integrating mindfulness and somatic practices into healing the nervous system and finding freedom from addiction. During her free time, MK enjoys participating in community and finds joy performing with local singing and theatre groups. She especially loves spending time in nature, snuggling with her two beautiful fur babies, and learning and growing alongside her kid Giuliana, one of the kindest most loving people she knows.


Kara Cavanaugh, Recovery Coach Supervisor:
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kcavanaugh@wmtcinfo.org |(413) 774-5489



Kara comes to The RECOVER Project with a background in event and project management in corporate, legislative, and non-profit companies.  To move closer to her family, she relocated back to Western Massachusetts in 2013 from Boston, where she lived for nearly fifteen years working professionally, and studying interior design.  After moving to Greenfield, Kara became an active volunteer in the recovery community, which has become an important part of her life.  Kara also enjoys art and DIY crafts, all movies good or bad, learning about history, tries her best at yoga and baking. Most of all, Kara loves her family and friends and being at home so that she can cook for them all.


, Peer and Family Support
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| (413) 774-5489