BARN provides recovery resources and support to those in Eastern &  Central Maine guided by the following:

Our Mission:

To provide a sustainable and reliable community recovery center that supports the needs of people affected by addiction.

Four Pillars of the BARN’s Foundation:

  1. Recovery is a process
  2. There are many pathways to recovery
  3. Recovery overcomes shame and stigma
  4. Supporting recovery is a community responsibility

Our Guiding Principles:

  • The BARN views addiction recovery from alcohol or other problems as a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life.
  • While all recovery is supported by BARN, the primary focus shall be to support and sustain recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
  • Fiscal responsibility is essential.
  • While we recognize individual pathways to recovery, the principle of group conscience shall guide the organization.
  • BARN insists on a safe, sober, and clean environment and maintains abstinence as a goal of recovery.
  • Recovery is available and possible, for everyone. Love and tolerance are the forces guiding our efforts.

BARN Is:

  • Run by Volunteers
  • Provides rental space for recovery meetings and /or events
  • Not Affiliated with any singular recovery program such as AA, NA, or Al-non
  • Safe place for people to grow in recovery

Six Ways You Can Support The BARN:

  1. Participate in BARN’s Activities and Events
  2. Become a Member
  3. Become a Volunteer
  4. Serve on One of BARN’s Committees:
    1. Operations-1st Monday of the Month
    2. BARCC- 4th Monday of the Month
    3. Development-2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month
  5. Carry BARN’s message for recovery in the community
  6. Support the BARN with your generous tax-deductible Contribution

Board of Directors

The Bangor Area Recovery Network is proud to have a Board of Directors from diverse backgrounds, all passionate about their role as recovery advocates. In keeping with the standards of a community recovery center, over 50% of the Board members are in long-term recovery themselves, representing over 100 years of recovery.

Haley Beem, LADC, CCS, RCA

Bruce A. Campbell, LCSW, LADC, CCS

Bruce Campbell is a native of Aroostook County, the northernmost county of Maine.  He received his master’s in social work from San Jose State University in 1990, with an emphasis on community organization, planning, and administration. He served as the planning and development analyst for Monterey County’s Alcohol and Drug Programs and was the senior planning analyst for Monterey County’s out-of-home care system.  In these roles, he developed a expertise in the linkage between the child welfare and substance abuse systems and was author of the Monterey County Master Plan to Reduce Alcohol and Drug Problems (1994) and the Monterey County Options for Recovery Foster Care Program (1999). In 2004, he returned to Maine and has served as the Clinical Director for Wellspring, a substance abuse and mental health treatment program in Bangor, Maine since 2011.  As a man in recovery, he helped found the Bangor Area Recovery Community Coalition in 2008 and serves on the Board of Directors of the Bangor Area Recovery Network, the State’s only grassroots recovery community center.  He is a tireless recovery advocate, also serving on the Maine Coalition of Recovery Communities, the Maine Substance Abuse Services Commission, and the Public Policy Committee for Faces and Voices of Recovery.  Mr. Campbell has also served in a variety of consulting roles, with past clients including the Pacific Health Institute, the Covered Bridge Foundation, Watsonville Community Hospital, the National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, and the National Association on Alcohol, Drugs, and Disabilities.  

Amy Clark, MBA

Amy Clark began volunteering for the BARN in 2017.  As an affected other, she was especially interested in expanding family support in the area.  She joined the Board of Directors in May of 2018. She currently co-facilitates our monthly Addiction in the Family Support Group, along with serving on both the marketing and operations committees. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and her MBA from Husson University.  She is currently employed by UniversityTickets and lives in Brewer with her husband John, and their daughter Madelyn.  

Sarah Dubay

Ashley Homstead

Ashley Homstead is a woman in long-term recovery. She works full-time at the Wellspring Women’s House as their Administrative Assistant and EHR Support, as well as Per-Diem for Penquis CAP as a Restorative Justice Conference Facilitator. Ashley is currently attending graduate school at the University of Maine for social work and intends to go for her LCSW upon graduation. Advocacy and policy are two of Ashley’s largest passions, which she is able to engage through her work as the Secretary on the Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN) Board of Directors, the Chapter Co-Lead of Young People In Recovery’s(YPR) Brewer Chapter, a member of the Bangor Area Recovery Community Coalition(BARCC), and as a member of the Bangor Area Restorative Collaborative(BARCC). Today, Ashley is grateful to announce that her recovery now affects her family and community as more profoundly than her substance use once did.

Pat Kimball, LADC, CCS

Pat Kimball is a graduate of the University of Maine and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).  Before her retirement Pat served as the Executive Director for Wellspring which is a substance abuse and mental health facility which provides residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient services.  She served as the President of the Maine Association Substance Abuse Programs where she advocated for prevention, treatment and recovery services through policy changes and advocacy.  She was selected to serve on the State of Maine Opiate Task Force as Co-Chair.  She is also a member of the Bangor Area Recovery Network Board of Directors, Vice Chairperson of the United Way of Eastern Maine Board, Advisory member of Time to Ask, Incorporator of Eastern Healthcare, PCHC Club House Board of Directors, and Chair of the Fundraising Committee for FACT Family Shelter. 

Jim LaPierre, LCSW, CCS (Co-Chair)

Jim is the Executive Director of Higher Ground Services in Brewer. He is a Recovery Ally, mental health therapist and addictions counselor. Jim is proud to serve his community through service to the Bangor Area Recovery Network and the Health Equity Alliance.

Christopher M. Martin (Chair)

Christopher Martin has been serving with the Brewer Police Department for 24 years and is currently the Deputy Chief of Police. 

He started his law enforcement career in 1993 as a Reserve Officer with the Old Orchard Beach Police Department.

Deputy Chief Martin is the Chair of the Bangor Area Recovery Network and has been serving on the BARN Board of Directors since 2014. 

He is a current member of the International Law Enforcement Association (ILEA) which promotes intelligence sharing between New England law enforcement and eastern Canada law enforcement. 

He is a former member of the Penobscot County Adult Drug Treatment Court.

For most of his career he has focused on the area of criminal interdiction and counter-drug.  He helped to establish and implement the City of Brewer’s School Resource Officer Program and the Brewer Housing Authority’s Liaison Resource Officer Program in an effort to combat the growing drug problem.

He has specialized in street level drug investigations in the capacity of investigator and supervisor in cases involving techniques such as uniformed patrol interdiction, knock and talk investigations, hotel/motel interdiction, use of cooperating individuals, controlled purchases of drugs, and preparation and execution of search warrants.

Deputy Chief Martin is recognized as a subject matter expert in criminal interdiction and has provided instruction across the country to law enforcement officers in areas of Patrol Interdiction; Heroin/Opiates; Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts), and Secret Compartment Recognition Education (SCoRE) as an adjunct  instructor through the St. Petersburg College’s Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) and the Multi-Jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training (MCTFT) from 2007 to 2013; and as a contract instructor for CPSI and MCTFT from 2015 to present. 

He has instructed many drug related and crime prevention topics for police officers, businesses, schools, civic organizations, and community forums in our region, throughout the state, and across the country.  Some of these crime prevention programs included Workplace Violence, Robbery Prevention and Response, and Pharmacy Robbery Prevention and Response.

Jenn Morin (Co-Chair)

Jenn Morin is a business coach and financial management consultant serving small to midsize businesses throughout Maine. She helps business owners gain clarity about their financial picture and create a roadmap so they can build a more profitable company. In her consulting role, Jenn combines 20 years of experience in the banking industry with her passion for helping business owners achieve a new level of success. As a Bangor area native, she is deeply rooted in her community, currently serving on the boards for the Bangor Area Recovery Network and EMMC Auxiliary. In 2016, she was recognized for her volunteer work with the local award, “2 Those Who Care.” When she’s not helping clients grow their businesses or volunteering in the community, Jenn enjoys reading, hiking in the beautiful state of Maine, and chasing her kids around to their various activities.

Rich Nickerson

Abbie Wickett

Staff

Sharon Field, Volunteer Coordinator

Sharon first stepped into the BARN five years ago looking for hope, she started volunteering that day and never looked back.  Now in long term recovery, she has been the volunteer coordinator at the BARN since 2015.  She handles the hiring and organization of all our volunteer hours.  Sharon is also a trained as both a domestic violence, and rape response advocate volunteer.  

Robert Fickett, Recovery Coach Coordinator

Robert is a Father, Son, Husband and Brother in long-term recovery. He is passionate about supporting and advocating for individuals in or seeking recovery.