Joseph Tobin, Peer Coordinator
Joe is completely dedicated to recovery from substance use disorder: both his own and others’. Joe spent 30 years in the broadcasting business as a local radio DJ, program director, programming consultant and national network air personality. His big secret was that throughout all those years, he struggled with polypharmacy, which is the use and abuse of many different drugs. He dabbled with “getting clean” for many years, but never found the secret to sustained recovery until he was well into his 50’s. By that time, long-term opiate abuse and the Hepatitis C virus had physically brought him low.
Over the intervening seven years, Joe has found a new passion working in the recovery industry. He has held many positions as both employee and volunteer and truly believes in the power of individuals to completely recover and remake their lives. Joe truly lives the belief that recovery is possible.
Carmen Ortiz, Peer Coordinator
Carmen is a Peer Coordinator for Everyday Miracles Peer Recovery Center and currently a student at Quinsigamond Community College. She’s one semester away from graduating with an Associates degree and plans to continue her education to obtain a Masters degree in the Human Services field, specializing in substance abuse disorder. Carmen has completed the Recovery Coach Academy and working towards becoming a certified recovery coach. Ms. Ortiz came into recovery 14 years ago and while working on her recovery she grew a passion to help others like herself. Carmen has close to 20 years of experience with substance abuse disorder. She has been working at Everyday Miracles Peer Recovery Center for about a year and volunteers at a women’s drop-in center, where she can extend her support and empower women to overcome addiction. Carmen is very passionate about her recovery and helping others attain and maintain recovery.
Michael Earielo, Program Director
Michael has been the Director of Spectrum Health System’s Everyday Miracles Peer Recovery Center in Worcester, MA since October 2016. He has over 20 years of experience with addiction and recovery. He recently received his LADAC/CADAC and is pursuing his Recovery Coach Certification from the state of Massachusetts. For the past two years, he’s been dedicated working with the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and the Worcester Police Department for the Adult Diversion Program. Michael is committed to helping individuals improve their day-to-day lives and help them to realize their goals and attain a better quality of life.
Meet the Staff
Bridget DelRio, Peer Coordinator
Bridget has been a Peer Coordinator at Spectrum Health System’s Everyday Miracles Peer Recovery Center since January 2019. Bridget has over 20 years of experience in substance abuse, criminal behaviors, recovery and healthy living. She has been with Spectrum Health System’s since 2017, having held positions in Admissions department, Recovery Specialist and Case Management. Today she dedicates herself both personally and professionally working in the Worcester community in the fight against addiction and the stigma that follows with “Educating, Supporting and Guiding”.