Staff

The Turning Point Center staff

Located here in Chittenden County, VT.

Executive Director

Gary De Carolis

Operations Manager

Ken Johnson

Development Coordinator

Rik Fenton

Recovery Coach Supervisor

Christa Waters

Night Manager

Mike Weber

Weekend Manager

Beau Clark

Outreach Peer Support Worker

Cam Lauf

Outreach Peer Support Worker

Tara Campbell


Bios

Gary De Carolis

Executive Director

Mr. De Carolis has been the President and founder, Center for Community Leadership (2002-2013), a national consulting firm that specialized in issues of leadership development, policy creation and systems of care. Author of A View from the Balcony: Leadership Challenges in Systems of Care and various other monographs/guides/tool kits and columns, related to system change, strategic planning, leadership, and system of care infrastructure development. Mr. De Carolis has an extensive background in designing, building and administering community-based systems of services and supports with over 25 years of hands-on leadership experience at the federal, state, and local government level. He served as Deputy Commissioner for the Vermont Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities from 1988 to 1993; Branch Chief, Federal Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration from 1993 to 2002. He has received major federal/national awards in recognition of his outstanding service and leadership in human services, including two Vice-Presidential Hammer Awards for government innovations and the first National Wraparound Award for changing public policy to promote Wraparound. He served three terms on the Burlington, Vermont City Council.

Tara Campbell

Medication Assisted Recovery Worker

As a person in long term recovery, Tara came to the Turning Point Center in 2012 to volunteer. That month, Tara was awarded volunteer of the month for superb service and worked as a recovery support worker. In February of 2013 Tara attended the Vermont Recovery Coaching academy and started working as a recovery coach. Tara now works under a federal grant for Vermont Recovery Network helping other people with addictions that are on maintenance medication. Tara is dedicated to help people find their path to a rewarding and “full” recovery with a holistic approach. As a part of her job Tara does outreach with community service providers and works closely with the Hub and Spokes, treatment court and is the facilitator for the” Making Recovery Easier” group and co facilitates “Recovery: Living the Full Life”.
Tara takes great pride in giving back to people with addictions who struggle with this complex disease. When asked what this work means to her she said: “My heart bursts with joy when I see someone who was once hopeless show up at the center with a whole new outlook on their lives.”