Karla Gallagher, Operations Manager
Karla first became involved with Friends of Recovery-New Hampshire, now HOPE for NH- Recovery, in 2012. She is a Graduate of Quincy College with a degree in Computer Science and has worked in Peer-to-Peer Support for 25+ years for an International organization whose focus is behavior change and weight-loss.
Karla is a Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) and comes from a family with a history of substance use disorders. She is passionate about changing people’s perception of addiction and giving back to the community to promote recovery.
Dave Cote, Media, Information, Data, Art
Dave has been living in long-term recovery since 1990. He is a husband, a dad, and attributes the success of his relationships to his recovery. After a few decades in photography, he enrolled in college and earned a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media in 2015. Along with his early struggles with substance misuse, he has overcome many serious health issues. As a recovery coach, he draws from his experiences to help others find their own recovery path.
Dave is also a life-long artist. (drcoteart.com) In between his other duties as Hope’s media/information, data, IT person, you can find him encouraging members to paint, draw, or create something. When it comes to art, the joy (and often the healing) is in the journey, not the outcome.
Bob Mortimer, Recovery Coach, CRSW
Bob is a person in long term recovery with a passion spanning decades of helping others to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction. This has been accomplished through peer support, individual and group educational presentations about the illness, and advocating for individuals when required.
Ashley Papatola, Peer Support
Ashley found her recovery in 2015 shortly before learning she would be a mother for the first time. After losing her own mother to substance abuse four days after the news of her new baby Ashley knew that her passion in life was to help others in recovery. She is now in the process of obtaining her CRSW and raising her four-year-old son. Another passion of hers is to offer more recovery support to the prison population. In her spare time, she enjoys sport shooting and hopes to one day shoot competitively.