History of NHCORR  

A group of people who are passionate about quality recovery housing started NHCORR in 2017. They envisioned a voluntary certification board of recovery houses that would determine the minimum quality standards for ethically operating peer-based recovery residences focused on best practices of support for people in recovery. The volunteer board took a grassroots approach to start the organization. They followed National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) standards, reworked the language, and developed state standards for certification.

 

NHCORR hired its first employee, Executive Director Kim Bock, in January of 2020. 

NHCORR is an affiliate of National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR), a nonprofit dedicated to expanding the availability of well-operated, ethical and supportive recovery housing through its national standard for the operation of recovery residences.

Kristine Paquette

Executive Board Member

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Kristine is the owner of Homestead Inn Recovery Residence in Boscawen and has worked as a nurse in the field of substance-use disorder treatment at Hampstead Hospital and New Freedom Academy. She is one of the original leaders that worked with the National Alliance of Recovery Residences to start its New Hampshire affiliate, NHCORR, and secured its funding from the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Kristine also serves on the Governor’s Recovery Task Force and as a resource to the Merrimack County Recovery Court. At NHCORR, she has served on the Certification Committee, the Ombudsman Advisory Committee, and as a certification volunteer. Kristine is an indefatigable advocate for and friend of those in recovery.

Michelle Leclerc

Executive Board Member-Secretary

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Michelle is the director of Recovery Housing for Rise Above Sober Living in Nashua. She also supervises the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment program and oversees the technicians at Process Recovery Center and Integrate Recovery. Michelle is chair of the Certification Committee and is one of our most active volunteers. She is passionate about the effectiveness of sober living. Her personal experiences and expertise inspire all those who are in recovery, no matter that stage they are in.

Adam Moulton

Board Member at Large

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Adam is the owner and operator of the Reverence House in Laconia, NH. Adam has a background working in the treatment industry as an alcohol and drug counselor. Adam also has experience educating others about the disease of addiction, the brain, trauma, and human behavior as a whole. Adam worked in the Recovery field in multiple locations across several states providing him a broader understanding of treatment styles and approaches to the disease of addiction. Adam is exceptionally passionate and committed to sharing his knowledge and experience with struggling families while helping as many people suffering from Substance Use Disorders (SUD) along the way. 

Mallory Rinker

Board Member at Large

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Mallory is the owner and operator of Mallory K Social, a social media consultancy based in Manchester, NH. Her agency creates engaging social media experiences and high-quality content and designs. Mallory is a service-oriented and community-minded leader driven to impact New Hampshire and its recovery community members positively. She joined the NHCORR Board in 2021 and currently serves on the Fundraising Committee.

Steve Draper

Executive Board Member-Treasurer

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Steve is the owner of The Insurance Doctor LLC, in Manchester, and opened the first Liberty Tax Service in the state. He brings extensive expertise in liability and property insurance coverage to recovery residences. A friend to those in recovery, Steve is an active certification volunteer and served on the Certification Committee. A lifelong resident of New Hampshire and a volunteer with numerous organizations, he understands how important it is to support local communities.

Evan Draper

Board Member at Large

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Evan began his journey into recovery 6 years ago, and has since committed to working with individuals in early sobriety for the past 4+years. Evan is currently working towards his LADC certification to help others create and achieve short and long-term recovery goals. He is committed to helping individuals find their way and secure funds for Sober Living as they begin their journey of sobriety. He has worked as an inpatient and outpatient care coordinator

Ryan Gagne

Board Member at Large

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Ryan Gagne is the owner and operator of Live Free recovery housing. Ryan is experienced with family education, program coordination, and marketing. He is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional with over decade of experience helping individuals create models of Rehabilitation and help people recover from Substance Misuse Disorder. 

Jonathan Gerson

Board Member at Large

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Jonathan personally experienced the turbulent cycles of addiction. Despite this, he was able to develop a career in the legal field in the greater Boston area. After successfully completing a detox program in Boston, Jonathan stepped down to a structured sober living program in Manchester, NH. It was there that he found unity and recovery like he has never experienced before. Understanding the value of quality recovery housing from first hand experience, Jonathan was inspired to create Into Action Sober Living. His diligent efforts built a network of partnerships with the community, the state and private agencies alike; expanding their reach to those in need. 
“It is an honor to participate and serve an organization that works for an incredibly underserved and vulnerable population,” says Jonathan Gerson.

Anthony Salvucci

Board Member at Large

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Anthony serves as the Residential Director for Tabula Rasa. A retired firefighter, Anthony has always had a passion for helping others. He also serves as co-founder of the non-profit The Fraternal Order of Firefighter Military Veterans, which has successfully trained over 450 first responders in the peer support model. He strongly believes in the value of the social model of recovery, and the power of accountability. 

Brendan Cahalin

Board Member at Large

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Brendan Cahalin is an Attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender. He was previously a prosecutor with the Merrimack and Rockingham County Attorney’s Offices. In Merrimack County, he was assigned to the Merrimack County Drug Court program for several years. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Brendan struggled with Substance Use Disorder and mental health issues for years and eventually entered long-term recovery after attending the Plymouth House in Plymouth, New Hampshire. He is a husband and father of two children.

Board Meetings

Our public board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm. Unless otherwise specified, board meetings will be held at our office which is located at 2 1/2 Beacon Street in Concord, NH. For more info, email admin@nhcorr.org.

Kim Bock

Executive Director

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Kim explored her eclectic career from a general practice attorney, to a chemistry instructor at St. Anselm and currently as the executive director of NHCORR.

In her free time, she has volunteered for several organizations. Her contributions include the Diocese of NH as a finance committee member and title IV advisor, the Church of our Savoir as the treasurer and Canine Companions for Independence Northern New England as a foster parent to puppies in training to be service dogs. If you don't find her volunteering for one of these organizations, she may be enjoying  the day weaving.

Her passion of service to our community is expressed daily in her efforts to bridge the gap between recovery housing and those in need.

NHCORR Staff

Dawn: Certification Specialist, Book Keeper and Ombudsman

Moriah: Administrative Assistant

Henry: Best Practices Summer Intern