Shannon Lundin
Program Manager of Addiction and Recovery Services

Shannon is a Charlestown native who has helped many people in the community struggling with substance use disorder by connecting them to the appropriate resources. She holds an Associates Licensure in Social Work and has completed her certification as an Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor. Shannon is a Certified Addictions Recovery Coach and Recovery Coach Supervisor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Certified Community Health Educator with the Boston Public Health Commission and regularly facilitates Narcan trainings. Shannon serves on the Board of Directors for the North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA). Shannon will be celebrating 16 years in recovery on May 15, 2020. To hear Shannon’s story, click here.

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Sarah B Coughlin, LICSW, LADC-I
Director

Sarah Coughlin, LICSW, LADC-I is a zealous advocate for addiction and mental health services, criminal justice reform, and health equity. In her role as the Charlestown Coalition Director, she  oversees the work of the multi-sector coalition, building the capacity of the community and addressing its top identified health concerns (substance use, quality education, employment, income equality, housing, violence, trauma, and youth mental health) by working to address the root causes of these public health issues. She is the Board President of the National Association of Social Workers MA Chapter, has a small private practice, and is a state social work expert vendor for the Committee for Public Counsel Services. She previously served as the Coalition's Youth Prevention Director, and before that as the clinical social worker at A1 Boston Police Station. Sarah received her bachelor’s in Social Work from Providence College, her Masters in Social Work from Boston College, and completed a post-graduate clinical certificate program in the relational and multi-contextual treatment of trauma at Simmons College.

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Phenice Zawatsky, LICSW
Family Support Circle Clinician
Phenice oversees the Charlestown Family Support Circle, a program designed to identify and intervene with at-risk youth and their families as well as improve the connection among Charlestown service providers to support local youth and families. Phenice comes to Charlestown Coalition from Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus in Arlington, where she was a Clinical Supervisor and Family Clinician working with at risk youth, adolescents, young children and their families. She also worked at the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles, CA. Phenice received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
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Ginaya Greene Murray
Communication and Events Coordinator

Ginaya Greene Murray is a Charlestown native who has had the pleasure of living, traveling and serving abroad. Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Bridgewater State University, Ginaya moved to California to explore a more culturally diverse environment. She then moved back to Charlestown and became involved in serving less-fortunate communities around Boston. Ginaya lived, served and got married on Oahu, Hawaii, in 2015 and returned once more to Charlestown in 2016. She has volunteered and led numerous mission teams including a trip to Haiti where she was the director of photography. Ginaya has assisted with several community outreach projects, Kidstown and youth nights for many churches including First Church in Charlestown. Her passion for educating youth and being a mentor is what makes her excited about her role at the Charlestown Coalition. Ginaya’s goal is to be a positive example for the next generation, hoping to better prepare and equip them for life's challenges.

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Mswati Hanks
Youth Prevention Coordinator
Mswati is originally from upstate New York and currently lives in Chelsea with his wife and two sons. He has worked with youth in the Boston area for over 10 years. Mswati would describe himself as being driven and a hardworking person who loves mentoring, motivating and inspiring young people. As an African-American male and the parent of two teenage boys, Mswati understands the many challenges youth face who live in an urban environment. Through education, music, poetry, sports, film, theatre, and even the outdoors, Mswati has been able to expose these kids to a world that many of them had no idea existed or was even accessible. He believes that education is the great equalizer when it comes to lifting one out of poverty, or any situation for that matter and that is his main goal at the Coalition, to educate and empower our youth.
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Celia Geen
Family Support Circle Intern
Celia Geen, a Simmons Master of Social Work second year student, will be joining the Charlestown Family Support Circle as an intern for the upcoming year. Celia is from Washington DC, and graduated from Goucher College in 2019 with a degree in Psychology. Celia s studying social work because she likes to "bring out the best in people." She believes that the positive influences in her life have helped her become who she is today, and she would like to be a positive influence in other people's lives. Celia has worked in a variety of different settings with a focus on youth and adolescents, including her field placement last year at the Boston Youth Sanctuary. Through the coursework at Simmons School of Social Work, she has learned about the implementation of clinical social work as well as the policies in place that affect many of our clients. In addition to social work, Celia's passions include caring for animals, watching realty television, and women's rights. She is looking forward to continuing to further her learning as the intern for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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