Mike Bulman is a respected member of the South Shore Community and owner of Bulman Marine. Mike spent most of his professional career in the finance industry serving as Regional President of Citizens Bank and as Senior Vice President of Eastern Bank. Mike has donated much of his time and energy assisting organizations that serve community members in need. He is a passionate supporter of the recovery initiative on the South Shore and is proud to call himself a person in long term recovery.
Mike resides in Scituate, Ma with his wife Carol and enjoys spending his free time with his four children and five grandchildren.
Maureen Barry is a sales, management and marketing executive with over 19 years of experience as both an individual contributor and manager. She is currently the Manager of Jack Conway’s Marshfield office and is responsible for business plan development, designing and implementing strategies to meet and exceed goals and recruiting and maintaining a team of agents. Maureen has a strong record of accomplishment in delivering results and extensive experience in coaching and motivating others.
Maureen’s passion is recovery. She is a woman in long term recovery from SUD and has been involved in a number of recovery initiatives including serving others first as a Group Member of Area 30, District 7 and then taking on increasing roles in the organization including serving as Treasurer and District Committee Member Chair. She recently completed a week-long Recovery Coaching Training Class that strengthened her commitment to and knowledge of the recovery field.
Maureen lives in Scituate, Massachusetts and is the proud mother of two children, Richard and Genevieve.
Lauren Payne joined the efforts of South Shore Peer Recovery in 2015 after attending the screening of The Anonymous People documentary. The mother of a woman in recovery, she knows the impact of the disease on families and the power and hope that recovery brings. She serves as a founding Director and Clerk for South Shore Peer Recovery.
Lauren brings 30 years of experience working in the not-for-profit industry supporting children, families and people with disabilities. Most recently she served as the first Executive Director for Friendship Home in Norwell from 2008-2015. Prior to Friendship Home, Lauren worked for Lutheran Social Services of New England from 1982 – 2008, in progressive leadership roles. She has expertise in non-profit governance and leadership, program development, fundraising and staff development.
Lauren is active in the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Athena Powerlink Governing Body and as the Chair of the Not-for-profit affinity group. She provides training and consulting for area non-profits. Lauren resides in Pembroke with her husband Bill and dog Lucy. She is the proud parent of two adult children, a son Joshua and daughter Melissa.
John Kimmett is an individual in long term recovery from SUD, and a licensed and certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Recovery Coach. John's clinical experience includes facilitating group and individual therapy and collaborating with patients in development of aftercare planning. Welcoming families of those with substance use disorder, as partners in the aftercare plan, was part of the therapeutic process.
His places of employment were, Boston Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program, Inc, Boston, MA, South Shore Recovery Home, Quincy, MA, Mass Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center, Bridgewater, MA (Department of Corrections), Gosnold Extended Care at Cataumet, Men's Addiction Treatment Center (MATC), Brockton, MA for Section 35 commitments.
Currently, John is active with The Scituate FACTS Coalition and The South Shore Peer Recovery Initiative, which he co-founded in 2014. SSPR (www.southshorepeerrecovery.org) is a 501c3 non-profit organization and member of the statewide recovery advocacy group, MOAR. John is spearheading a co-responder model with the Scituate Police Department, whereby he offers counseling and referral to treatment to individuals and families in their homes after a non-fatal overdose or other substance-related referral. Placements from this pilot program have been very successful.
John resides in Scituate with his wife Nancy. The Kimmetts have two adult sons and one adorable granddaughter. He enjoys motorcycle rides and travel in his leisure time.
Annmarie Galvin is employed as The Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator for The Town of Scituate, MA, and serves as co-chair of the community-based Scituate FACTS Coalition (www.scituateFACTS.org).
Since co-founding the coalition in 2011, the group has enjoyed quick success implementing various programs across the continuum from prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery support. The Scituate FACTS Coalition is recognized for its grassroots beginning and capacity to get things done. The Coalition is particularly proud of its widespread support from the school district, established coalitions, police, parents, families who have been impacted by Substance Use Disorder, individuals in recovery, treatment providers, and our State Representative, Jim Cantwell (D-Marshfield). Expanding upon this model of peer and community engagement, Annmarie was inspired to shine a light on recovery as well, and help to formally establish South Shore Peer Recovery.
Annmarie co-wrote several successful grants including a $10,000 Impact Grant from Blue Hills CHNA, and a $625,000 Drug Free Communities Support Grant from SAMSHA. Her passion for the work and ability to connect regionally have garnered several recognitions including South Shore Hospital's Youth Health Connection Regional Champion (2013), citations from Gov. Patrick and DPH Director Bartlett (2014), The Scituate Mariner Citizen of the Year for 2014, and citations from the Massachusetts House and Senate (2015). The story of community action and hope for recovery is well captured in the April 2015 CBS News Religion & Culture documentary, "Faith, Hope and the Burden of Addiction."
Annmarie lives in Scituate with her husband Barry and four school-aged children.