Gary De Carolis
Interim Executive Director, Vermont Recovery Network
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!
Fawn Montanye recently moved from upstate New York, joining the Vermont Recovery Network as Executive Director/Network Coordinator. Fawn offers professional and experiential knowledge of recovery oriented systems of care, non-profit management, quality assurance and regulatory compliance. As an individual in sustained recovery, she is committed to seeing everyone in recovery maintain what they have worked to achieve by helping to ensure that peer-based recovery community centers thrive in their communities. Fawn is a natural connector; she enjoys cultivating new relationships and seeing everyone succeed. Her goal is to be part of the creation of a community rooted in collaboration, which exists to support the goals of its members. Fawn’s personal commitment to her recovery led her to become a certified CCAR RCA and Ethics trainer, and obtain additional peer-based recovery certifications. Fawn and her teenage children believe ‘living recovery is prevention in action’. Together, they live the mantra; Aspire. Believe. Achieve.