Malory Shaughnessy, Executive Director
Malory Shaughnessy, MPPM, has over 35 years of advocacy and public policy experience. She has worked at all levels of government from legislative staff in the office of Congressman Tom Andrews in the early 1990s, to working on projects for the Maine Legislature’s Office of Policy and Legal Analysis, and serving as a Cumberland County Commissioner. As a Commissioner, she served as President of the Maine County Commissioners Association and represented Maine Counties on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties. She was also a founding member of the Cumberland Public Health District. Nominated to Chair the Maine State Sentencing & Corrections Practices Commission by Governor Baldacci, she worked to make positive changes to Maine’s sentencing practices. Malory received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service, and her BA in political science and economics from the University of Missouri. Malory serves on the Board of Visitors for the Muskie School of Pubic Service and the Board of Directors for the Maine Women’s Lobby.
Darren Ripley, Coordinator
The Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery (MAAR)
Darren Ripley, LADC, CCS, has been the coordinator for the Maine Alliance of Addiction Recovery since May 2012. During this time he has implemented a Telephone Recovery Support program run by peers/volunteers out of the office. He is a trained recovery coach and an authorized Recovery Coach trainer. Darren is also a trainer for Motivational interviewing. He has been a SMART Recovery facilitator since 2012 and was presented the SMART leadership of excellence award in 2013. Darren serves as a member of the following: The Governor’s Substance Abuse Services Commission, The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, Augusta Rotary Club, Faces and Voices of Recovery, and the Executive Leadership Committee of the Association for Recovery Organizations. Darren has been in long-term recovery for over 24 years.
Steven Cotreau, Manager
The Portland Recovery Community Center (PRCC)
Stephen Cotreau, LADC, is the program manager at PRCC. He oversees all daily operations and works closely with allies throughout the recovery community. In 2015, partnering with the Scarborough Maine Police Department, Steve helped launch Operation HOPE, an innovative new approach to the national opioid epidemic – which has placed over 200 people into treatment. Steve has been in long-term recovery for over 25 years.