Vini is the Program Manager for the Recovery Coaches in the Emergency Department. They have 17 years’ experience working with a variety of communities such as pregnant and parenting teenagers, people experience homelessness, people with disabilities, and children and families. Vini also brings experience working in mental health (both as a peer and as a support person) and as a housing specialist. Vini has many years of volunteer work with Social Justice movements that address Race, Class, Disability, Immigration, Gender, and Sexuality. Vini strives for equity, accessibility, and respect in the work they do. Vini is a family member to several people with Substance Use Disorder, and is honored to be part of the wonderful recovery community in Vermont.