Allie is an internationally recognized subject matter expert, trainer, consultant, and speaker on policing and the opioid epidemic. In her role as Executive Director, Allie provides training, technical assistance, and strategic guidance to police to help them create non-arrest pathways to treatment and recovery. With over 14 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, Allie came […]
Vanessa Lopes- McCoy joined the PAARI team in March 2020 as a Project Manager, focusing on a new pilot project in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Vanessa graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine, hoping to become a Physical Therapist. During her time at Merrimack she fell in […]
As a PAARI Recovery Corps alumni and woman in long-term recovery, Ursel rejoined the PAARI team as a staff member in 2020. Ursel works alongside the Boston Police Department’s Street Outreach Unit as a Recovery Coach. Ursel has over 8 years of in-patient treatment experience and through PAARI she became certified as a recovery coach to continue […]
John W. Rogers Jr. served as a Plymouth Police Officer for 34 years retiring in December of 2018. During his tenure he served as Detective, Narcotics Investigator, Training Supervisor, and Detective Unit Commander overseeing general investigations and narcotics. He was promoted to Captain in December of 2008 where he was second in command of the […]
Tim Lentz started his law enforcement career at the age of 20 patrolling the streets of western St. Tammany Parish for the Sheriff’s Office. He proceeded through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office to the highest office of Chief Deputy. Tim retired after 30 years of service in 2013. After a brief retirement, the position […]
John Guilfoil is the principal owner of John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC, a full-service public relations firm that specializes in police departments, fire departments, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. He is the former Deputy Press Secretary to Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and a former staff reporter for The Boston Globe.