Staff & Board Members

Our Staff & Board Members

Meet the wonderful team we have working at the ARC!


Our Staff
Kelly McCausland, Executive Director
Kelly has transformed her own suffering from substance use disorder to deep compassion for those who still suffer. She has a depth of knowledge in twelve step recovery while supporting multiple paths to recovery. Prior to joining the ARC, Kelly worked as an Executive Director of Prana Recovery Center, a nonprofit specializing in integrating multiple paths to recovery, including yoga and mindfulness meditation. Kelly was also a director of human resources in the public sector for many years. Kelly has a Masters Degree in Public Administration. She brings empathy, a stellar work ethic, and executive experience to The Addiction Referral Center.

Board of Directors
Tracey Gustafson, President
Tracey earned her B.S. in Computer Engineering at Boston University, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. She worked for over 30 years as a Computer Engineer, employed at Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel Corporation. Since retiring she has worked in STEM outreach and development for underrepresented students and is currently managing the STEM Mentor Program at MassBay Community College. Tracey has lived in Hudson for 25 years and been a community volunteer locally in several agencies. She volunteered at the ARC helping with event planning and fundraising initiatives for many years before joining the ARC Board in 2018. Tracey is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors.

Suzanne Dupre, Treasurer
A graduate of Bryant College, Suzanne’s comprehensive 20 years of experience, coupled with her education, have honed her skills well to serve as VP, Director of Human Resources for Main Street Bank. A passion for health and wellness lead Suzanne to collaborate with Mass Bankers Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield, in establishing a Wellness Committee at Marlborough Savings Bank.

Joan Simoneau, Clerk
A member of the ARC Board for over 20 years, Joan was the wife of an ARC founder, Roland Simoneau, now deceased. Joan is a valuable and notable local fundraiser and human service volunteer. She also serves on the committee for the “Evening of Giving” to benefit the local homeless shelter, “Roland’s House.” As a local reporter for two weekly newspapers Joan has access to most any office in the City.

Larry Stone, Member
After attending Worcester State University, Larry owned and operated his own transportation business for several years. Coming off the road 20 years ago Larry entered the building/construction material sales industry. He is presently General Manager for one of the area’s largest septic installer services and sales companies.

Beth Lacey, Member
Beth is the Senior Vice President of Community Services at Advocates, Inc. in Framingham. She has worked at Advocates since 1986 in a variety of positions including direct care counselor, group home manager and therapist. In her current role, she is responsible for operations of Advocates’ service system such as adult family care, residential treatment for substance disorders, and outpatient clinics among many other programs. Beth earned her MSW from Boston University; she is an active member of the Association for Behavioral Health and the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers..

Sem Aykanian, Member
A lifelong Marlborough resident, and local attorney, Sem has maintained a law practice on Main Street for over 30 years. Presently he serves the community as Chairman of the Board – Main Street Bank. Sem was active for many years coaching local high school football teams. Sem also has served on various other local Boards and Charities.
Marcelo Arantes, Member
Marcelo Arantes is a Director at The Home Depot with an MBA from Isenberg’s School of Business from UMASS Amherst. Marcelo combines his business background with his commitment to serving the local community he grew up in support of the ARC’s mission to provide support and resources for our community.

Susan Kapopoulos, Member
Susan is a Senior Account Manager at KGA, Inc., a Human Resources services firm that helps organizations create and sustain a healthy, engaged, and productive workforce. She has a background in finance, project management and operations from financial services, consumer products and manufacturing industries. Susan received her BS in Business Administration from Babson College. She has a passion for helping reduce the stigma around substance use disorders and mental health issues. She believes strongly in the ARC’s mission of supporting those suffering directly or indirectly from the disease of addiction.
Kathy Leonard, Member

Ethan Becker, Member
Dr. Ethan Becker is president and a senior coaching partner with THE SPEECH IMPROVEMENT COMPANY, INC. which is the nations oldest speech coaching and training firm founded in 1964. He holds multiple degrees in communication and travels the globe working with leaders of countries, companies, and people in all walks of life to become more comfortable and effective when they communicate. He is also co-author of the international best selling business book, Mastering Communication at Work, how to lead, manage, and influence. His firm has offices on 4 continents and helps tens of thousands of people a year to become more comfortable and more effective when they communicate. He lives in Marlborough with his wife and 3 children and has been a volunteer and supporter of the ARC for the past 6 years.

Vijay Dalal, Member

Gary Cato, Advisor, Building Fund Campaign
A career in the local real estate/construction industry with a B.S. in Urban Studies and M.S. in Non-Profit Management Program from Worcester State University (WSU). A local resident most his life, he seeks to raise social capital and encourage social justice. Gary is also a volunteer in the Urban Studies, Intergenerational Urban Institute and remains available as an adult student mentor at WSU.

Interested in joining the ARC Board of Directors?
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