Gary De Carolis

Gary De Carolis

Executive Director

Gary was the Executive Director of the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County for 8 years (2012-2020). Prior to this position Mr. De Carolis was the President of The Center for Community Leadership; Chief of the federal Children’s Mental Health Branch, SAMHSA; Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities; 3-term Burlington City Councilor, and author of A View from the Balcony: Leadership Challenges in Systems of Care. He also is the founder and lead tour guide of Burlington History Tours satisfying his deep love of the City of Burlington, VT!

Allie Mullin, Information Specialist at Vermont Recovery Network

Allie Mullin

Information Specialist

Allie Mullin is a graduate of Northern Vermont University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus in Human Services. As the Program Director and Aftercare Coordinator for a resident treatment facility in Vermont, she helped young adults navigate their mental illness by developing coping skills with a final goal of successfully living alone or going to college. Also, for years she has worked as a caregiver for the elderly. Allie is committed to bringing all communities the care and support they need. In her spare time, she knits scarves during the holiday season for veterans. From hiking to fishing to gardening/foraging and everything in between and beyond – she loves it all!

Peter Edwards, Conference Manager, Recovery Partners of Vermont

Peter Edwards

Conference Manager

Peter Edwards recently joined Recovery Partners of Vermont to serve as the Conference Manager for the “Recovery Is the Answer!” Conference in October 2022. Previously, he served as Deputy Project Director, who provided operational and administrative support to a federal communications contract and the project team. His work in the federal contracting field spans more than 25 years, supporting contracts and managing the full lifecycle of large programs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, Peter produced over 100 meetings throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, U.S. Caribbean, and Pacific Rim territories and republics. His strengths are in operations, planning, and logistical support, executing local, regional, national, and international meetings and conferences with up to 2,000 participants.

Sarah Karnes, Senior HR Professional, Recovery Partners of Vermont

Sarah Karnes

Senior HR Professional

Currently working for Asbury Senior Living In Kingsport, TN. Lived in Vermont from 1999 to 2013 and am moving back to Vermont in June. I am a mom of two kids, a dog, and a cat. I have been working in HR for 20 years and have learned and grown in all aspects of it. I’m a seasoned pro in the areas of training, legal, employee relations, payroll and benefits. Always keeping empathy, ethics and organization in mind, I try and bring the highest level of HR support. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, reading and snowboarding.

Sam Francis-Fath

Sam Francis-Fath

Senior Data Analyst

Sam Francis-Fath has worked as a data scientist, researcher, and business intelligence professional in the fields of health, medicine, and finance for the last 10 years. He was the data manager for the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance, and with the help of Alliance members, collected and organized much of the community data that informed the Governor’s Opioid Coordination Council at its inception. Sam continues to volunteer as a data analyst resource for the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County and other non-profit organizations working to help those in recovery. In his free time, Sam enjoys hiking, writing, and spending time with his family.

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