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MEET OUR TEAM

2nd Act is a recovery-friendly workplace that fosters support, wellbeing and growth of individuals in recovery through a focus on harm reduction, prevention, and evidence-based practices. The majority of our staff, board and committees are either in recovery from a Substance Use Disorder or have lived experience with addiction either as a family member or close friend of someone with a Substance Use Disorder. 

TEAM

Staff
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INTERNS, ADVISORS & VOLUNTEERS

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Our Cast

ACTORS IN RECOVERY

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Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Chair: Jessica Morrison (Newton, MA): Director of Development, Huntington Theatre Company; former Deputy Director of Development at the American Repertory Theater and Director of Development at Commonwealth Shakespeare. BFA, Boston University.

Board Vice Chair: Olivia Jenkins (Providence, RI): Recovery Housing Inspector with RICARES, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, community organizer, LGBTQ advocate, visual artist, performer.

Board Treasurer: Joe Kelleher (Newton, MA): Program Director, Hamilton House; supervisor for practicum students in the Addiction Counseling Certificate Program at UMass Boston, and business manager, The Gavin Foundation. BA in Psychology, College of the Holy Cross.

Board Clerk: Rachel Morgan (Harvard, MA): Early COAAST Outreach Coordinator; Human Factors Engineer at Eli Lilly and Co.; BS/MS in biomedical engineering; MS in systems engineering (Focus in human factors). 

Jennifer Johns (Twinsburg, OH): Executive Director at Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio.

Roger Oser (Boston, MA): Principal, Ostiguy Recovery High School, Vice-Chair for the Association for Recovery Schools and Co-Chair of the Boston Youth Service Network. BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from The Citadel. 

Khalil Saddiq (Chelsea, MA): Marine Corps veteran, Community Activist, Racial Equity Consultant, Life Coach, currently sits on a committee for the City of Boston to end city homelessness and is a passionate advocate for eliminating homelessness. Cambridge College BA Multidisciplinary Studies focused on early education. 

Bradly Widener (Pawtucket, RI): Director of Service & Experience at Trinity Repertory Company, Teaching Artist, Actor, BFA from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

Kate Kataja (Boston, MA): Board Relations Manager at GBH, former Assistant Director of Development for Trinity Repertory Company, former Artistic Associate at The Wilbury Theatre Group, former resident director at Burbage Theatre Company, BA in Theater from Emerson College, Arts Administration Graduate Certificate from NYU.

COMMITTEES

Governance, Finance, Development, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, and Recovery-Friendly Workplace

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