Ry-ann Bonilla is the Director of Staff Operations for Learn to Cope. In this position, Mrs. Bonilla is responsible for overseeing the daily program operations and provides support to the Learn to Cope team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College. Mrs. Bonilla has previously worked in the fields of domestic violence and elder services. She has a lifelong experience with addiction as many family members have struggled with substance use and opioid addiction. Mrs. Bonilla resides in Taunton, MA with her husband and two young children.
Carrie Walsh is the Office Manager for Learn to Cope. In her current position, she serves as an integral person in the daily operations of the organization. She coordinates and schedules the Learn to Cope team to ensure organization and efficiency. Mrs. Walsh currently resides in Dighton, MA with her husband and three sons. Prior to joining Learn to Cope, Mrs. Walsh was a stay at home mom for 9 years. She is an active school volunteer and member of the Dighton Baseball League. Mrs. Walsh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Bryant University.
Merielle is the Southeastern MA Senior Regional Manager for Learn to Cope. After graduating from Stonehill College in May of 2013 with a degree in Criminology and Psychology, Merielle Paul was hired as the Assistant Program Manager and was responsible for overseeing for programs 13 chapters, as well as networking and attending events and forums throughout the state of Massachusetts. With Learn to Cope’s expansion in 2014, Merielle became the Senior Regional Manager. Her responsibilities have grown to include overseeing the Southeast Region of Massachusetts, including two part time employees on Cape Cod and Southcoast and working on special projects for the organization. Merielle’s passion for the field of addiction comes from a special place where the disease has greatly affected her close friends and family. Ms. Paul resides in Rockland, MA.
Merielle oversees the chapters of Brockton, Plymouth, Quincy, and Hanover.
As a mother of a college-aged young woman who fell into addiction to OxyContin then heroin, Mary attended the very first meeting of Learn to Cope with her husband. In the years that followed, Mrs. D’Eramo was active in the growing organization: establishing its non-profit status, working on the Fundraising Committee and the Family Overdose Prevention initiative. She also helped create an anti-drug coalition in her community, with outreach to the schools, a cable TV show, and community awareness meetings. She is also a Certified Narcan Trainer where she trains Learn to Cope members on overdose education and administration of nasal naloxone. Today Mrs. D’Eramo is the part-time website communication specialist for Learn to Cope. Mary spends countless hours providing support and resources to those individuals that email our website as well as monitors our discussion board. Mrs. D’Eramo is a Certified Medical Assistant on the South Shore. She and her husband live in Abington with their children. Her daughter is in long-term recovery today.
Contact Mary with any questions or comments.
Marcy Julian is the Western Massachusetts Senior Regional Manager for Learn to Cope. Ms. Julian has been an active member of Learn to Cope since 2011, and is a facilitator of the Holyoke group and a past facilitator of the Worcester group. Prior to joining Learn to Cope as a regional manager, she was an Assistant District Attorney with the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office for twenty-two years. Ms. Julian holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Ithaca College and a Juris Doctor degree from Western New England University School Law, and is a member of both the Massachusetts and Connecticut bars. She is also a member of the Western Massachusetts Community Advisory Board to the Phoenix House and serves on a committee for the Family Recovery Council. She has been both a speaker and panelist at many community events addressing addiction and is also certified to train in the administration of Narcan, the opiate overdoes reversal drug. Ms. Julian and her husband reside in Wilbraham, MA. They are the parents of three adult sons.
Marcy covers the chapters of Pittsfield, Holyoke, and Greenfield.
Kathy Day resides in Gloucester, MA and is the Northeast Regional Manager for Learn to Cope. Ms. Day is a seasoned advocate and trained Health Educator with over 13 years of experience working on the North Shore of Massachusetts with individuals and families struggling with substance use, HIV, and Hepatitis C. Ms. Day has served as the Opiate Coordinator for the City of Gloucester Health Department/Healthy Gloucester Collaborative from 2009-2013 on the MassCall2 Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. She is a volunteer with the Gloucester group “Community Members Who Care” and coordinates the Annual Gloucester Overdoes Vigil as well as provides education and Narcan training to residents at the Action Inc. Shelter. Ms. Day holds a self-designed degree in Health Issues in Education from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Kathy covers the chapters of Cambridge, Tewksbury, Lowell, Gloucester, Ipswich, Haverhill, and Salem.