OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
J. Scott Atkins is a Unit Manager for the Hampden County Sheriff's Department. He is assigned to the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center located in Springfield, Ma. He has a Masters Degree is Social Work from Springfield College and has been working in the field of addictions since 1994. Other employers include Addiction Services of Western Massachusetts, The Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, Friends of the Homeless and the Gandara Center. Mr. Atkins carries certifications and licenses in alcoholism, addictions, domestic violence, and social work. Mr. Atkins has been serving on the Mass Sober Housing Board since 2006 and also acts as the liaison for the Springfield Oxford House located on Bay Street.
Samuel B. Bartlett is an attorney who served for 21 years in the U.S. State Department Foreign Service. Positions have included: Consul General, Northern Ireland (1983-1986); State Department Legislative Management Officer on Capitol Hill for Latin American Affairs (1982-1983); Chief of Consular and Political sections, US Embassy, El Salvador (1979-1980). From 1994 to 2002 he was a consultant at the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He serves on a number of non-profit boards and committees with interests in the substance abuse and human service fields. [Back to the top]
Frank Collins has 45 years of business experience. He founded and operated several seafood fishing and wholesale companies. He was Treasurer of Public Resource Development Corporation from 1984 to 1989, CFO of a small investment firm from 1994 through 2001 and a state registered Investment Advisor 2002 through 2005. [Back to the top]
Winthrop (Joe) Dow, Jr. is currently on sabbatical, but had been active in the Insurance business for over 40 years as a broker and agent in the Property and Casualty field. He has served on the Board of Granada House, Allston, MA, since 1987, and as President from 1997 to 2000. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Community Work Services, Boston, MA, since 1972, serving as President from 1978 to 1980. CWS is the oldest sheltered workshop in the United States, and dedicates a large part of its commitment to helping the recovering substance abuse population find employment in today's marketplace. [Back to the top]