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MASH Office Staff

Denise Menzdorf, Executive Director

Denise Menzdorf joined the MASH team as the Executive Director in August 2022. She comes to us with over a decade of experience in non-profit management. Her most recent role was the Director of Nutrition Services at BayPath Elder Services, Inc. in Marlborough, Massachusetts. She led a team that provided over 150,000 meals annually to individuals in need in the Metro West and Worcester area. She is an enthusiastic leader who develops robust community partnerships and enjoys collaborating with community leaders and organizations. She believes that if we always focus on who it is we are serving and keep that at the forefront of our minds, we will always be going in the right direction.

Katie Bisbee, Certification Coordinator

Emily Kane, Project Coordinator


MASH Board of Directors

Laura Ames, Board President

Laura Ames is the former CEO of Charles River Recovery (2022-2024) and Recovery Centers of America (2017-2022). Laura has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College, a Master of Business Administration from Anna Maria College, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Patient Education from Anna Maria College, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fitchburg State College. Laura has successfully opened and licensed both detoxification and clinical stabilization services at RCA.

Kathleen Delaney Campbell, Treasurer

Kathleen Delaney Campbell is the owner of KDC Accounting Solutions, a small accounting practice specializing in QuickBooks and Quicken consulting. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Lowell. Kathleen completed the coursework for the LADAC certificate in 2018 at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Bill Berneburg,

Bill Berneburg is the owner-operator of 1,2,3 House, a network of sober homes. He opened his first sober house in Brockton in May 2012. 1,2,3 House has grown since its inception, with two more locations at 26 St. Casimir Avenue in Brockton and 57 Church Green in Taunton. Currently, the homes that are part of 1,2,3 House have 60 beds and are parole-approved. Bill, with the help of his house managers, is focused on helping men recover from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. He has been sober for 24 years. Bill has been a member of the MASH board since 2015 and is chair of the MASH ethics committee.

Jeff Gershman

Jeff Gershman is the Chief Executive Officer of Square Medical Group, a community-focused mental health and substance abuse agency. After working in investment banking and health care startups, Jeff joined Square Medical Group with the goal of creating responsible and effective behavioral health treatment in New England. He graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting. Jeff’s involvement with MASH began when he founded the Garnet Recovery Community in Quincy, a 21-bed men’s sober house. He has served on the MASH board since 2016 as treasurer and president.

Denise Donovan

Denise Donovan is an assistant clerk magistrate at the Boston Municipal Court Department’s Central Division. She began working at the Boston Municipal Court in the Probation Department in 1994. Denise has a bachelor’s degree in Legal Practice in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a master’s certificate in Woman in Politics and Government from the University of Massachusetts Boston. In 2010, Denise graduated from Massachusetts School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Denise is passionate about helping people in recovery in both her professional career and her personal life.

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is the owner and operator of Recovery Upfront, a men’s sober home in Weymouth established in 2007. He also previously co-owned and operated two male sober homes in Quincy, and he is currently the owner and operator of BFM Painters and Home Renovators, a commercial and residential paint contracting business in Quincy. Prior to establishing his own business, Brian worked in various management positions at a contract engineering company in Boston and Los Angeles. He has served on the MASH Board of Directors since the organization’s inception in 2007.

Matthew Powers

Matthew Powers is the owner-operator of Chelsea’s House LLC, which has multiple homes for men and women in Chelsea and Lynn. He opened his first home in 2012 with his two brothers. The Chelsea’s House Franklin Street location was the first male MASH-certified house in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Matthew has served on the MASH Board of Directors for five years and is on the Ethics Committee. Matthew and his team at Chelsea’s House continue to sit on multiple recovery court teams that advocate for addicts and alcoholics. He is in long-term recovery himself and has built a successful mechanical company.

Paul Thomas

An ardent supporter of housing and ending homelessness. Professional career began in education, teaching at high school and college levels. Former owner/operator of limousine, black car service, and a sports camp for at risk youth in the City of Boston. Transitioned into the financial industry as Founder and Chief Operating Officer of a large Massachusetts registered mortgage lender. Currently employed by the Department of Corrections in the Reentry Service Division focusing on housing development.  Serve as a committee member of Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC). Former BOD officer of Marina Bay Civic Association and several Condominium Associations in the state. BS degree in Economics from Suffolk University.

Phillip Reason

Phil Reason is the owner/operator of Daily Living Recovery House, LLC and a recent graduate of Boston University’s Master’s in Public Health and Master’s in Social Work programs. His expertise in addiction treatment, public health, and research contributes positively to the mission of MASH. Phil clearly understands the challenges and triumphs of individuals on their journey to sobriety. His experience in creating and managing a supportive and nurturing living environment for individuals in recovery has further enriched his understanding of the complexities of addiction and the importance of comprehensive care.

Noel Dennis

Noel Dennis is the owner-operator of Men of Dignity Sober Living, LLC, which provides sober housing for women and men throughout various communities in Massachusetts. Noel holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management and has contributed to impacting business outcomes through effective organization, prioritization, and execution of key projects. Noel prides himself in his methodical and calculated approach to problem solving and hopes to utilize his experience in a positive way as a MASH Board Director.

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