Rockland Recovery Treatment Centers was founded by Eddie McGrath, an alcoholic and drug addict who found recovery through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous after many years of struggle and relapse. Rockland Recovery began with the opening of the Rockland sober house in 2017; a second house was established in Dorchester the following year. Eddie is very passionate about recovery and is committed to not only helping addicts and alcoholics in early recovery, but to also meeting the needs of their families and loved ones. He is a member of the Family Restored Council and is also the founder and primary facilitator of the Family Restored’s “Addict in the Family Meeting” in Stoneham. Eddie also works as a certified Recovery Coach.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Joe Curran has worked in the field of substance use treatment for over a decade. Over that time he founded or helped co-found four organizations: 1) Addict in the Family, 2) Family Restored, 3) Silent Spark Counseling, and 4) Lighthouse Recovery. Addict in the Family is a support group for those affected by addiction. Family Restored is a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for people who would otherwise be unable to access treatment. Silent Spark Counseling utilizes holistic practices to help addicts in early recovery. Lighthouse Recovery is a sober living facility located in Portland, Maine. In addition to these ventures, Joe also has worked in the capacity of case manager and 12 Step Director. He has a certificate in Contemplative Spiritual Direction from the Alcyon Center in Seal Cove, Maine. Joe is very excited to share his talents and experience with those seeking recovery in the greater Boston area.
Director of Operations
Kayla’s interest in recovery is born in having first hand experience of the devastating effect of addiction in the family. She is especially interested in serving those closest to the addict as they tread the unfamiliar (or all too familiar) path to healing and recovery. Kayla has extensive experience working with non-profits, including the Old Colony YMCA and the Cardinal Cushing Centers. She has both a BA and an MBA from Babson College.
Director of Program Development
Piers Kaniuka has worked with addicts and alcoholics for over 25 years. He is most interested in how to best utilize holistic practices in the treatment of addiction. Piers is the founder of Resistance Recovery, an online recovery resource and consultancy business; he is also the co-founder of the Liberation Institute, a 501c3 dedicated to bringing recovery, wellness, and educational services to the inmates of the Maine State Prison. Piers served as the chair of the department of Transpersonal Psychology at Burlington College from 2013 – 2016; he is also core faculty at the Alcyon Center, a contemplative spiritual retreat in Seal Cove, Maine. He has Master’s degrees in Theological Studies and Counseling Psychology and is a certified yoga instructor.
Matt Howe has been a 12-Step practitioner for almost two decades. For the past 14 years, he has worked in addiction treatment as a counselor, program director, and spiritual director. He studied music performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and holds degrees in psychology and philosophy/religious studies (Plymouth State University, NH), and nursing (Rivier University, NH), and is currently completing his training as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. His primary areas of interest include contemplative practices, psychodynamic psychology, neurophysiology, existential therapy, and the works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Soren Kierkegaard, and Thomas Merton.
Bob Gallagher, LICSW
Bob Gallagher is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker ( LICSW). He joins the Rockland Recovery Team with 24 years of recovery and over 20 years of clinical experience serving people suffering from a wide range of emotional issues and addictive disorders. Over the course of his career, Bob has learned how to effectively utilize many modalities and strategies (collaborative, 12 Step, strength-based, dialectical behavioral, and motivational) to best meet the specific needs of his clients.
Bob has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University.
Allie was in and out of treatment programs for over a decade before finding lasting recovery through long term treatment and the practice of the 12 Steps. After residential treatment Allie lived in a highly structured sober living house for women. It was there, in the capacity of house manager, that she fell in love with working with addicts and alcoholics in early recovery. She then came to work at RRTC, first as a recovery support specialist and later as a case manager. Presently, she is working as our Admissions Coordinator. Allie brings tremendous passion and depth of experience to her work; she is a real asset to our community.
Corey has been in recovery for over a decade and has worked in the treatment field for most of that time. As a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, he is concerned that his clients find a meaningful approach to recovery that is tailored towards the individual’s needs. Corey has helped found several organizations including the Addict In The Family Support Group, the Family Restored, and Silent Spark Counseling. He has owned and/or managed several sober living facilities as well.
Corey is a certified Spiritual Director and is currently in a two-year training in Jungian Dreamwork. His work seeks to integrate Jungian psychology and contemplative practice into a holistic model of addiction treatment. Corey is very excited to join the Rockland Recovery team.
Rose Silva, LCSW
Rose Silva is a Master’s level social worker whose passion for recovery and helping alcoholics and addicts stems from her personal experience with recovery as well as her experience of losing numerous friends and much of her hometown to addiction. She is excited to join the Rockland Recovery team with over four years of experience serving people who are working through addiction, mental illness, domestic violence,and homelessness. Rose is most passionate about bridging the gaps in substance use treatment by integrating person-centered modalities and holistic practices, including meditation, yoga, music, and art.
Rose has a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Studies from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Salem State University. Rose is currently working towards licensure as a Licensed Certified Social Worker.
Nicole Wilkinson, LADC II
Nicole has been involved in the recovery community in the Greater Boston area for several years. Nicole earned her BS from Bryant and went on to attend UMASS Boston to obtain her certification as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Nicole’s purpose and passion is to help those suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism to find their own purpose and to help them navigate through the struggles of early sobriety. Nicole has experience in working to support individuals through the process of recovery. Nicole also has experience with family counseling, she understands that addiction is a family and community issue, not just an individual problem. Nicole has learned how to effectively utilize many modalities, 12 Step, strength-based, dialectical behavioral, and motivational, and always best meets the specific needs of her clients. Nicole helps her clients to focus on long term recovery and future focused goal fulfillment.
Adam is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor who has committed the last 6 years of his life to help those suffering from addiction. Prior to this he was a corporate executive in the hospitality industry. But it is in the treatment world that he has found his true passion. Using the 12 -steps as a foundation, Adam brings elements of biopsychology, holistic healing, and mythology into his therapeutic approach and facilitation. As a recovering drug addict and alcoholic himself, he has found that serving and helping his clients with the same affliction has brought a peace and balance to his life that he never dreamed possible. A student of psychology and English literature, offering others the opportunity to seek their true purpose in this life is the driving force behind Adam’s clinical presence here at Rockland Recovery.