P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade is pleased to announce the recipients of P.A.A.R.I.’s 2018 Leadership Awards.
Since June 2015, P.A.A.R.I. has grown into a national movement of law enforcement agencies who believe in treatment over arrest and incarceration. P.A.A.R.I.’s third annual Leadership Awards serve as an opportunity to recognize the individuals who make this work possible.
“It has been an honor to work alongside the recipients this year,” Hunter McDade said. “These awards are just a small way to recognize their advocacy, leadership, and commitment to expanding access to treatment and changing the conversation about the opioid epidemic.”
Community members are invited to attend P.A.A.R.I.’s third year celebration, which will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at the Gloucester House, 63 Rogers St., Gloucester.
Tickets to the event can be purchased here. The event is open to the press.
Law Enforcement Leadership
Chief Peter Volkman, Chatham New York
Police Commissioner William B. Evans & Deputy Superintendent Winifred Cotter, Boston, Massachusetts
Chief Tom Bashore, Nashville North Carolina
Chief Joseph Cordeiro, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Chief Robbie Moulton, Scarborough Maine
Sheriff Kevin Coppinger, Gary Barrett, Community Relations Coordinator, and the entire Detox Unit team from Essex County Sheriff’s Department, Massachusetts
State Rep. Joe Kennedy III
Jim Cormier, New England HIDTA
Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Theken
Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health & Human Services
Advocacy & Community Leadership
Marty Ginivan and Christine Bobeck, Grace Center
Suzanne Graves, Evelyn Lilly Lutz Foundation, Beverly Hospital
Sarah Cloud, Beth Isreal Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth
Dr. Sarah Wakeman, Massachusetts General Hospital
Emily Haber, Massachusetts Service Alliance
Stephenie Jesi Memorial Scholarship