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Faces & Voices Hires New Executive Director

Faces & Voices Hires New Executive Director

It is with great pleasure that Faces & Voices of Recovery announces the hiring of Patty McCarthy Metcalf as our new Executive Director. A long time Faces & Voices board member, Ms. McCarthy Metcalf is well known in recovery circles and widely respected nationwide as an advocate and recovery community leader. With intimate knowledge of the key aspects of our operation she can step in and immediately meet the day to day leadership needs at Faces & Voices.

Patty has long term working relationships with many key stakeholders and her presence reinforces our commitment to the recovery community and the future of Faces & Voices of Recovery. She was chosen from a pool of high caliber candidates and we are delighted she has accepted the position.

Please join us in welcoming Patty aboard!

Patty can be contacted at pmccarthy@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

Patty McCarthy Metcalf, M.S., comes to Faces and Voices of Recovery from the Center for Social Innovation where she served as a Deputy Director of SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) initiative. As Deputy Director, she has provided project direction and managed the quality and flow of work for numerous tasks under BRSS TACS. Previously, Ms. McCarthy-Metcalf served for a decade as the Director of Friends of Recovery-Vermont (FOR-VT), a statewide recovery community organization promoting the power of long-term recovery to improve the health and quality of life of Vermonters. In addition to public policy and education, her work has focused on community mobilizing, peer-based recovery support services and peer workforce development. She has been instrumental in the development of a national accreditation for recovery community organizations and in the development of peer support standards. Patty has designed and facilitated training on topics such as ethics and boundaries, recovery-oriented systems of care, peer volunteer management and peer recovery coaching. Ms. McCarthy-Metcalf has frequently participated as a subject matter expert and thought leader with SAMHSA sponsored policy discussions.

Ms. McCarthy Metcalf’s professional experience covers the spectrum of prevention, treatment and recovery. She has worked as a substance abuse prevention specialist with the Vermont Department of Health and as a Child and Family Clinician within a community-based mental health center. She holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Patty is a woman in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, since 1989.