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.
Rose Halprin, House/Case Manager
Rose left sunny Southern Florida to come to Connecticut in February 2013 amidst Charlotte, the blizzard that shut down the state for days on end. Rose saw in us the opportunity to pursue her passion to work closely with people in early recovery and make a difference in their lives. She had been seeking this opportunity in Florida but was unable to find a program that was able to utilize her unique expertise. The relocation also provided her the opportunity to be closer to her son as he planted roots in Connecticut.
Rose is a licensed LPN, matriculating both the William T. McFatter School of Nursing in Davie, Florida and the University of Florida, Gainesville. She is a certified wellness and addiction recovery coach with an impressive career working in the recovery field to empower individuals to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle; physically, mentally and emotionally.
“Our Rose” is also a Reiki Master, who encompasses her mantra “breathe” with the power of meditation to affect calmness and well-being. She enjoys reading, exploring nature, hiking, antiquing and spending quality time with her faithful companion, Sophie, a golden Yorkshire Terrier.
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.
Theresa Leonard, Case Manager
Having once been a resident of our organization, Theresa knows recovery very well. Theresa’s childhood and young adulthood laid a solid foundation for her to spend most of her life behind prison walls. From 18 to 38 she lived a cycle of in and out of prison and off and on the streets. (you can hear more of her story on the video on this website)
She came to us about 6 years ago – first as a resident then a volunteer and now a Case
Manager. Her experience within the social service system provides a solid foundation for her to be able to help others who are stuck and in need of a hand up.
She has achieved many things in the last few years, not the least of which is to get herself off of disability, get married and she now resides in a home on a lake with her husband, her sister, and her two dogs.
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.