About Lake Avenue Recovery

Lake Avenue Recovery was founded by a group of committed and passionate people, many who have had firsthand encounters with the current drug epidemic. The team came together to open a drug and alcohol treatment center in Worcester, MA, to provide the highest quality of dignified, discrete, and compassionate services to individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction.

Jack Maroney

Jack Maroney

Jack is the president and CEO of Creative Addiction Recovery Estates, a company dedicated to providing dignified environments of care to those suffering from substance use disorders…

Dr. James DiReda

Dr. James DiReda

Dr. James DiReda earned a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University, and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker…

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Elizabeth Belliveau

Elizabeth Belliveau, MSW, LICSW is a practicing clinical social worker and has experience in a wide variety of settings, including residential programs with adolescents, juvenile justice…

Shaun Wallace

Shaun Wallace

Shaun is the CEO of The Willing House, which he Co-Founded in 2018 and Managing Partner in Lake Avenue Recovery.  After establishing roots in the field of owning and operating affordable sober housing, Shaun’s desire for improving the standard of care for those struggling with the chronic, treatable disease of addiction grew…

Michael Hurley

Michael is the Chief Operating Officer of The Willing House, which he Co-Founded in 2018 and Managing Partner in Lake Avenue Recovery.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from Bridgewater State University and continues to lead by example- working and living side by side with those in early recovery…