Lize-Anne Barker joined CCAR/CART in September of 2016 as an Administrative Assistant, and was recently promoted to CART Coordinator. She obtained her Office Professional Certificate from Capital Community College in 2014. Over the past 15 years Lize-Anne has worked in the human services field where she offered her professional office support experiences. Lize-Anne has also assisted in coordinating training throughout Connecticut as a State of Connecticut employee. She strives for success in whatever she does and is always willing to go the extra mile in helping others. Lize-Anne enjoys listening to gospel music, cooking, and most of all being a role model for her four beautiful daughters.
Chenay Powell is a Center for Addiction Recovery Training (CART) Coordinator. She obtained her Masters degree in Management and graduate certification in Healthcare Systems Management from the University of Saint Joseph. Chenay has worked in the social services field as a case manager, helping female offenders obtain employment, housing, education, mental health treatment and addiction services in order to achieve self-sufficiency in the community. She is grateful to be apart of CCAR’s growing team. Chenay loves that this organization is a judgment free zone that provides a safety net and support to recoverees. She is also a new mom to her son Shiloh.
Stacy (Rosay) Charpentier enthusiastically joined CCAR in January 2013. She brings with her a long history of successful project management, training and facilitation, as well as a deep commitment to serving her community, having worked in a non-profit setting for over 18 years. As a recovery ally, Stacy hopes that she can bring her experience of having a parent in long-term recovery to her position as the Director of the Center for Addiction Recovery Training. In her role, she strives to develop and market new, innovative, and high quality training programs for the performance enhancement of both CCAR Trainers and CCAR trained Recovery Coaches. Stacy is honored to work for an organization that not only strives to provide the recovery community with such high quality services, training and support, but believes that by putting a face on recovery, more people will come forward seeking help through hope and the possibility of sustained long-term recovery. Stacy lives in Bristol with her newly blended family, which includes her husband, 2 daughters, 2 bonus daughters and a new puppy!
Phillip Valentine (aka Right Click)
Phil Valentine is the Executive Director for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). He has been an integral component in this Recovery Community Organization since January 1999. An accomplished author, trainer and presenter, Phil has gained recognition as a strong leader in the recovery community; in 2006 the Johnson Institute recognized his efforts with an America Honors Recovery award. In 2008, Faces and Voices of Recovery honored CCAR with the first Joel Hernandez Voice of the Recovery Community Award as the outstanding recovery community organization in the country. In 2009, the Hartford Business Journal named him the Non-Profit Executive of the Year. He appears in the documentary “The Anonymous People”, a ground-breaking video that CCAR had the privilege of supporting. In 2015, Phil completed a thruhike of the Appalachian Trail, a journey of 2,189 miles, carrying the message of recovery the entire way (#AT4Recovery).
Early in his career, Phil spearheaded CCAR’s effort to build a statewide network of Recovery Community Centers that feature innovative peer recovery support services like telephone recovery support, All-Recovery groups and Recovery Works! employment services. Phil was instrumental in the development of CCAR’s highly-acclaimed videos and served as CCAR’s point man for the first seven “Recovery Walks!", annual walks held for those in support of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. He has designed and facilitated several trainings and currently, Phil has focused his training efforts on the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©, Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches© and Spirituality for Recovery Coaches©. Other Recovery Community Organizations consistently seek Phil’s experience and expertise on a variety of topics – RCO development, Recovery Community Center development, peer recovery support services, recovery coaching, advocacy and others
In recovery since December 28, 1987, Phil believes that being public about his own recovery from alcohol and cocaine addiction helps ease the discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery. He co-hosts “Voices of Recovery”, a radio show with Ann Baldwin to offer himself as living proof that recovery is real. He strives to “soften the community” to recovery. A University of Connecticut graduate, he has also worked as a community counselor in a detox/residential treatment setting and in the field of prevention. He is married and has five children. His favorite hobbies are hiking, kayak and surf fishing, golf and movies.