BARBARA GILLMEISTER OWNER

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Barbara Gillmeister, co-owner of Gilly’s, mother to Steven “Gilly”. To bring meaning to Steven’s life, Gilly’s House was established. I look at this disease from the perspective of a parent. I have a Master’s Degree in Special Education and I work with blind and visually impaired children. We work hard every day to help those looking for recovery.

DAVID GILLMEISTER - OWNER

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David Gillmeister; I am  co-owner of Gilly’s and father to Steven ‘Gilly’. I am involved with the daily happenings at the house, overseeing the physical plant and grounds  I also helping the guys with their day to day plans. I have a Master’s in Business Administration Degree and employed in the Reverse Mortgage business. I am dedicated to supporting those men who are serious about their recovery. 

MAUREEN CAPPUCCINO HOUSE ADMINISTRATOR

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  I am Maureen Cappuccino the House Administrator and I joined a local parent support group called Learn to Cope that led me to meet Barbara & David Gillmeister, who lost their son Steven in their home of an overdose in October 2016. In his memory they have established this 20 bed nonprofit sober home for men at Gilly’s House where I work as the house administrator. 

CHRIS SACHS - DIRECTOR

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My name is Christopher Sachs, and I am the House Director at Gilly's House. My primary role is to oversee the function of the house, and to maintain a safe recovery based environment for our residents. I also manage the staffing, so there is always a staff member on duty, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

RICK ARIETA - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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 My name is Rick and I am the assistant house director at Gilly's House. My role is to assist the director and to fill the needs of the house. As we grow I will lead groups in relapse prevention, relationships and problem solving skills along with 12 step meetings.

JOSH PELTIER - LIVE IN STAFF MEMBER

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 My name is Josh. I came to Gilly’s House August 21st, 2018 as a resident. When I came to Gilly’s House my life was unmanageable; lost my license, no job, completely broke. I have been able to work to get it all back. Now I have gotten my license back, I bought a car since I have saved money from my job. Recently I have become the live-in staff resident here at Gilly’s. I have 18 months clean!!

ULISES COLON - SUPPORT STAFF

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 My name is Ulises, I have have been clean and sober for 18 years. Many people have helped me on this road of recovery, now I want to help others and share my experience. I have taken courses in alcohol and drug counseling coursework. 

JAMES COUTURE - SUPPORT STAFF

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I work the Sunday morning shift at  Gilly’s House.  In the past I volunteered for the Woonsocket JCs with their ‘volunteers in probation’ program and other youth projects. I also volunteered at Anchor Recovery in Pawtucket, R.I. for 2 years and graduated from their counseling program. I have 43 years in recovery from alcohol.

JIM HAYDEN - SUPPORT STAFF

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My name is Jim Hayden and I’m on the support staff here at Gilly’s House. I’ve worked with men who have substance and alcohol abuse issues for the past 8 years at the North Cottage Program in Norton and I am in my 9th year of sobriety. 

TEDDY LARKIN - SUPPORT STAFF

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I am a professional musician and Berkeley College of Music alumni’s. I am a recovering alcoholic and addict. I completed the IOP program at Norcap. I am active in the 12 Step AA program. I started working at Gilly’s in September 2019.

RICH REIS - SUPPORT STAFF

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Rich started at Gilly's Hose in July 2018. Rich is passionate about helping individuals in different stages of recovery. He lives in Fall River with his wife and two children.