Josh Black

Josh Black has been a member of staff at SOBA College Recovery since May 2016. He is currently fulfilling the role of Operations Supervisor. As a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and member of the SOBA Overdose Outreach Program, Josh is the one who brings the message of hope and recovery to individuals who land up… View Article


Charlie, the fluffiest member of our staff, works in the support team of SOBA College Recovery and has been with the community since 2016. He is a registered Emotional Support Animal and brings comfort to clients and staff alike. When he’s not working hard at providing love and support to members of our community, Charlie… View Article

Sonya Elefante

Sonya Elefante is the Operations Coordinator at SOBA College Recovery and has been part of the team since April 2015. She supervises the Operations Team and plays an active part in the ongoing growth and evolution of the community. Sonya has worked in the field of addictions recovery since 2013 and has personal experience of… View Article

Rachel Vermane

Rachel Vermane has been working as a Client Liaison at SOBA College Recovery since October 2015. She has personal experience with substance abuse treatment and recovery, which inspired her to start working in the field. Rachel knows firsthand about the positive impact that recovery can bring about. Witnessing these changes in the lives of clients… View Article

Michael Ferro

Michael works as an Operations Supervisor at SOBA College Recovery. Being in recovery himself, he is able to connect with the feelings clients might be experiencing in early recovery. The favorite part of his job is the opportunity to help clients through difficult situations on a non-clinical level; the support of one recovering addict to… View Article

Derya Darkanat

Derya works as a Client Liaison at SOBA College Recovery. She is currently a student at Middlesex County College pursuing her Associates with dreams to eventually achieve a Bachelors of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Derya has years of experience in the recovery field through attending 12-step meetings and being vigorously involved in helping other addicts… View Article

Cara Nani

Cara Nani works as a Medical Liaison at SOBA College Recovery. She helps to facilitate a healthy environment in which clients can grow and thrive during the first part of their journey to recovery. Cara has been actively involved in the recovery community since 2008 and hopes to pass along the knowledge collected along the… View Article