Windia Rodriguez, CARC

Recovery Coach Program Manager, Substance Use Disorders Initiative, Massachusetts General Hospital

Windia began her work at STEPRox, a peer recovery center in Roxbury, MA; first as a peer member and then transitioned to a staff member.  Through her work at the recovery center, Windia became interested in a career as a Recovery Coach.  After attending the Recovery Coach Academy, Windia continued to work with a recovery advocacy organization and finally landed a position as a Recovery Coach with Always Health Partners. She eventually moved on and become Team Lead with Population Health, a central program of Mass General Brigham.  During her time at Population Health, Windia became a Certified Addictions Recovery Coach and aided others in receiving their certification.  Windia Rodriguez currently works as the Program Manager for the Recovery Coaches at Mass General Hospital where her years of experience is being utilized to work with the SUDS Initiative. Windia is also a trainer for the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services who offers the Recovery Coach Academy trainings to aspiring and professional Recovery Coaches.  Windia’s work is informed by her own sustained recovery from substance use for over nine years using multiple pathways such as mutual aid fellowships, alternative practices such Reiki, meditation and yoga.  She brings this in-depth personal knowledge and expertise of what is required to engage in treatment and sustain recovery over time.