KARLA GALLAGHER, EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATION
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.
ERIC DANCAUSE, DIRECTOR OF PARTNER RELATIONS
Eric is in recovery himself. He is passionate about helping those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder in the workplace and their families. Eric studied Financial Economics at Clemson University and the University of New Hampshire. He has over 15 years experience in business development, entrepreneurship, and sales and knows first hand the challenges one faces when struggling with SUD while employed or trying to re-enter the workforce in recovery. As our Director of Partner Relations, Eric works with the State’s employers to foster a Recovery Friendly Workplace, providing services and support to the employer, their employees, and family members. He wants companies to understand that having an employee in recovery is an asset, not a liability and his goal is to eliminate the shame and stigma associated with addiction so that everyone feels comfortable getting the support they need to achieve sobriety and maintain recovery.
DAVE COTE, MEDIA, INFORMATION, DATA
Dave has been living in long-term recovery since June 16, 1990. He is a husband, a dad, and a son. After 25+ years in photography, he enrolled in college and earned an Associate of Science in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media in 2015. Along with his early struggles with substance misuse, Dave has overcome many serious health issues including a double transplant and heart by-pass surgery. As a recovery coach, he draws from these experiences to guide others toward their own path to well-being.