Meet Courtney Flood, Greater Boston Addiction Centers Director of Operations. As our Director of Operations, she takes on the responsibility of overseeing the entirety of the company. At 37 years old, she balances being a full time mother to two beautiful children, taking care of the clients we help, and staying vigilant in her own recovery. Courtney has been in recovery for over four years through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, working with a sponsor and helping others. She attributes a healthy balance of self care through exercise and yoga with working with sponsees and continuing her own step work for her contented sobriety. Courtney brings more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, managing events and supervising a staff. She brings a meticulous eye for detail combined with a dedicated passion to help others which makes her the perfect person to head our offices. Courtney has an unparalleled work ethic, leaving no stone unturned, and never giving up. We are blessed and grateful to have her at the head of our GBAC family.
Lori is a primary therapist who has been working in the field of addiction for over 10 years. . Lori got into the field of addiction after finding her strength in her own recovery. Lori brings a unique approach of mindfulness, alternative healing and yoga to her work with clients and is a strong advocate for self advocacy and self exploration. Through mindfulness based approaches and treating the whole person Lori guides her clients in finding their voice, battling their inner critic and being the change they wish to see. Beyond her work as a therapist Lori is a yoga teacher, lover of nature, mentor, mother and wife. It is through her darkness that Lori found her light and does her best to be the example for her clients along their journey towards change.
Let us introduce you to Paul Stazesky, one of our primary therapists at Greater Boston Addiction Centers. Paul joins our team with 19 years experience in human services helping those battling addiction. Prior to getting into the treatment field, Paul taught US history. He received a Bachelor of Arts in US history from the University of Delaware, graduating summa cum laude and also a Masters from Cambridge College in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on substance abuse disorders. Paul has been in recovery himself from alcohol and substances for more than 2 decades. Having personally battled addiction himself, Paul brings his own experiences and actual education to his approach in this work. He notes his recovery being the bedrock on which own life has grown and flourished. He is a proud father of two children who he loves to spend time with when he is at home. When Paul isn’t spending time with his children or busy at work, he likes visiting historical battle sites and location around the country or playing some kind of music and singing. Paul is definitely an asset to our expanding family here at GBAC!
Please welcome Celina Gaines to our growing family as one of our primary therapists. She has been working in the mental health field for roughly four years. After obtaining her Master Degree in Forensic Psychology in 2019 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Celina moved to Boston to work as a crisis clinician before transitioning over to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department where she worked as a substance use counselor with the Medication Assisted Treatment Program. It was through this experience that Celina developed a deep passion for those working towards their recovery and believes that anyone can achieve and maintain long-term sobriety if they have the appropriate support network. Celina aims to be a strong advocate for her clients, providing them with the support and resources that they need throughout their recovery journey. We are proud and excited to have her help at Greater Boston Addiction Centers.
Let us introduce you to Jade Eary, one of our amazing Group Facilitators. Jade joined Greater Boston Addiction Centers in February as an intern while completing schooling at Bristol Community College to achieve her LDAC. She brings her education in the field, combined with first hand, actual battles with addiction herself. Having over 6 years free of drugs and alcohol, Jade knows the troubles of overcoming substance abuse first hand. Utilizing various forms of recovery including attending Buddhist temple and yoga for her sobriety, she provides a dynamic approach to the clinical atmosphere for our clients at GBAC. Jade is a hard worker, juggling being a full-time mom with one on the way, being a newly wed, and taking care of her 2 dachshunds, and still makes time to finish her degree and help out at GBAC. We are lucky to have her with us!!
Director of Client Services
Meet Blaise Conway, he is our Director of Client Services. Blaise oversees the daily ins and outs of the office at GBAC and deals with the clients one on one. For over a decade Blaise battled the demons of addiction and depression, but he currently has over 2 years in recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous. Bringing a fresh perspective from his own experience, he is able to help navigate what a lifestyle of recovery may look like for each of our clients. He lives his life through recovery and service work, sponsoring men and women in Alcoholics Anonymous and volunteering as a board member of The Mass Ave Project. We are grateful to have Blaise as a valued member of our family at Greater Boston Addiction.
Amber Yanakopulos one of our staff’s Recovery Support Specialists. Amber joins our team after completing our program and building a life for herself as a woman in recovery. Amber attributes the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous and the sense of community she built at GBAC to her success in her own sobriety Before getting into the field, she recieved a Bachelors in Exercise Health Science and her Associates in Liberal Arts from Mercer County out of New Jersey. She is currently enrolled at Salem State University to get her Masters in Occupational Therapy. While putting herself through school, Amber was a personal care attendant and worked in the service industry, so she has always been devoted to the care of others. Outside of work she is a fitness enthusiast, frequently running and working out. We are so lucky to get to welcome Amber to GBAC’s family.
Recovery Support Specialist
Please welcome to the team Sean Leary! After graduating from Ithaca College in 2014 for TV Production and working in that industry for six and a half years, he realized he had a serious drinking problem and checked himself into rehab in April of 2020. He has been gratefully sober ever since. Now he wants to help other addicts & alcoholics and pass on the message. For fun, he likes to sing/ produce music and watch stand-up comedy. His favorite comedians are Bill Burr, Norm MacDonald, Bobby Lee, and Theo Von.
Recovery Support Specialist
Meet Gabby Brown, a Recovery Support Specialist at Greater Boston Addiction Centers. Gabby is a 25 year old, young mother in long term recovery. While attending Roger Williams University, majoring in Psychology, she struggled with addiction herself, and after her own journey to sobriety, she decided to get into this field. Having worked in treatment for the last year and first hand experience with her own recovery, she brings raw and honest energy to GBAC’s growing family. She attributes her commitment to the 12 Steps and own self care practice as her strongest asset allowing her to be empathetic and humble in her approach to client care. Gabby balances being a fulltime mom to her son and an active member of her sober network outside of being a power of example for the women that she helps. We are blessed to have her on our team!
Director of Business Development
Greater Boston Addictions would like to introduce Nick Rand as a dynamic part of our family. Nick comes to us with committed to helping aline people in crisis with the services and resources necessary. He personally understands the struggle to overcome addiction, with more than a year in recovery through the 12 steps. Nick brings first hand experience, hard work, and determination to the table. As motivated as he is selfless, most of Nick’s free time, is spent helping men as a sponsor and just being available, when he isn’t enjoying time with his son. Nick makes a wonderful addition to our team, and as a role model in our community.
Owner & Founder
Meet Katerina Caulfield, Greater Boston Addiction Centers Owner and Executive Director. Katerina is a brilliant woman, mother, and wife in addition to a successful business woman. As a Newton native, Katerina grew up in this community in a Greek-American household. In her late teens, early twenties she struggled and battled with addiction and experienced first hand the ins and outs of the recovery community. As a woman with long term recovery, Katerina had an idea during the lockdown of 2020 and with the help of her husband was able to bring her dream into fruition of opening a one of a kind substance abuse treatment center. In 2021, her dreams came full circle as Greater Boston Addiction Centers opened its doors and She became a mother to a beautiful baby boy. She brings hometown spirit, experience, and heart to this business. With a background in sales in the car business and in hair combined with years of exposure to treatment, she has a unique perspective and motivation to help men and women struggling with their own demons.