Leadership and Support


Brian Mooney, Interim Executive Director

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Brian is a Veteran in recovery and Healthcare Executive with 20 years of hospital and healthcare finance, contracting, and operations experience.  He served in the USAF as a Crash, Fire, and Rescue Medic and has been deployed throughout the South Pacific, Europe, and the United States.  He has worked in Major Healthcare Systems including Partners Healthcare in Massachusetts and Eastern Maine Healthcare, as well as acute care hospitals in New Hampshire.  He is currently the Director of Operations for Hope for NH Recovery, and a Recovery Coach.  Brian has a Bachelor’s in Health Management and Policy, and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of New Hampshire.


Karla Gallagher, Executive Administration

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Karla first became involved with Friends of Recovery-New Hampshire, now HOPE for NH- Recovery, in 2012. She is a Graduate of Quincy College with a degree in Computer Science and has worked in Peer-to-Peer Support for 25+ years for an International organization whose focus is behavior change and weight-loss. 

Karla is a Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) and comes from a family with a history of substance use disorders. She is passionate about changing people’s perception of addiction and giving back to the community to promote recovery. 


Dave Cote, Media and Information

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Dave has been living in long-term recovery from substance misuse since June 16, 1990.  He also has a family member living in long term recovery, and has lost people close to him that were living in active addiction.  He is a husband, a dad and a son. Dave is a lifelong resident of Manchester. He has overcome many serious health issues including a double transplant and heart by-pass surgery.  As a recovery coach, he draws from these experiences to guide others toward their own path to wellness. He has worked in photography for 28 years, has owned Cote Photography for 16 years, has an Associate of Science in Graphic Design, and a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media from Mount Washington College in 2015.