Jody Davis, Executive Director
Jody Davis is the Executive Director and Founder of Coram Deo Recovery. Jody has a passion to teach and empower people to believe for greater things. With over 10 years’ work experience in the field of addiction recovery and also with a success story about escaping from a life of drug and alcohol addiction over 25 years ago, Jody Davis speaks across the State of CT at recovery meetings, church services and for secular organizations and companies where she shares her personal story and provides support for others going through addiction or who have family members ensnared in this ugly lifestyle.
Additionally, Jody loves to encourage others in their gifts and passions and helping them get from where they are to where they want to be. As a Life Coach she provides Life Coaching skills to individuals and groups that want to experience true breakthrough in their lives and see tremendous levels of success.
She lives in New Britain, CT with her husband Jon, while their two children are currently living in other parts of the world.
Tania Vives, Housing Program Manager
A graduate of Eastern CT State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Criminology, Tania has spent most of her career working for Hartford Healthcare at Natchaug hospital as a Mental Health worker. She is bi-lingual and has numerous certifications, including Domestic Violence Counselor, Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor and Non-Violent Crisis Prevention.
A native of New Britain, Tania is excited to be a part of the Coram Deo Recovery Team, giving back to the community where she was raised. She believes her purpose is to use her positive energy and caring nature to support and inspire others to see life and experience greater things.
In her spare time Tania loves to spend time with family, play Dutch Blitz, ride bikes and take care of her bird, Tweety
Tracy Michaels, Intake Coordinator
Having once been a resident of our organization, Tracy knows recovery very well. She is over 4 years clean and sober and is delighted to work alongside of us helping women to find their place in this world. She has spent the last several years taking every training available to her in hopes of finding a position within the recovery community. As a certified Recovery Coach, coupled with her administrative skills we were confident we had found the right person to be the initial contact for new residents.
In her spare time Tracy loves to knit or crochet and she is ecstatic over the arrival of her first grandbaby, Caden.
Alicia Franzese, Certified Recovery Coach
Having once been a resident of our organization, Alicia Franzese has worked at Coram Deo Recovery since 2012. After initially entering our program she began to volunteer a couple of days a week in the office, answering phones and sorting mail. She moved on to become a Resident Assistant. As an RA she was responsible for welcoming new residents, answering questions, reinforcing the rules and general housekeeping.
Today she provides Recovery Coaching and Peer to Peer Mentoring. She is also our resident driver and she has the privilege of driving our company vehicle. She is a mom and a grandma and she loves spending time with her grandchildren. In her spare time she bowls in a league and spends time with her sister. She hopes to become the first one in her family to graduate from college.
April Rene Hall
April Rene Hall was born in Charleston, WV and is a life long resident of Connecticut. She is the eldest of five siblings and has a passion for health and fitness. She has overcome many obstacles in life including completing her GED and continued to higher education.
April is an ordained minister at New Life Ministries in New Britain, CT. She was a licensed real-estate agent for over seven years and received her Personal Training License from Housatonic Community College with certification (WITS) and other ongoing certifications. She currently works for the YMCA for over two decades helping individuals over come obstacles to their physical health. Realizing that exercise alone was not the answer, she became a Licensed Holistic Nutritional Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and engaging the whole person to achieving healthy life style change- spiritually, mentally and physically. Her compassion for people also led her to be certified through Masonic Home Health and Hospice Volunteer Care as a hospice companion.
April currently lives in New Britain, CT with her husband Jerome and son Michael. She looks forward to using her talents and gifts with the Coram Deo community.
I was born and raised right here in New Britain, I currently hold an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice that I earned at Tunxis Community College. I am now a Full Time student in pursue of my bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Central Connecticut State University. I am bilingual and excited to be entering a field where I will be touching the lives of strong women wanting a change. I am very passionate in this field, I am hoping to learn and grow with you all.
I can’t wait to be a part of some of your journeys, as I know some of them won’t be easy but I am positive it’ll be worth it. As I know the joy of life, isn’t handed to us we just work hard for it. If hard work is required to receive that then hard work well put in. I’ll be right there with you all :)
“Everything will be okay at the end; if it’s not okay then it’s not the end”
On my free time, I am a mommy to a wonderful 3 year old little girl that has stolen my whole entire heart. She keeps me on my toes at all times and I am loving every single minute of it!!!