Board of Directors
Eric Davis, Chair
Dan Johnson, Treasurer
Rachael Goorland, Secretary
Dr. Mark Carney
Rev. Patty Downing
TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services was founded in 1976 as Trinity Alcohol and Drug Program by the then-rector of Wilmington’s Trinity Episcopal Church and a recovering alcoholic parishioner. It was created as a ministry of the church as a center where those struggling with addiction could come for help at a time when few other resources were available in the community.
In 2013 TRIAD filed for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and became an independent nonprofit organization. It recruited a volunteer Board of Directors which developed a strategic plan to guide the future of the organization. This included growing the counseling program, developing a network of referral partners in the recovery community, creating a program of educational seminars, and developing a plan for funding the organization.
Over the years TRIAD has provided free counseling for substance abuse and mental health disorders to thousands of addicts and their families, served as a drop-in center for people who just wanted someone to talk to, managed a 24-hour emergency hotline, assisted families in conducting interventions, and hosted thousands of 12-step meetings in the on-site Community Room.
If you need help, know someone who does, or would like to get involved please contact us for information or to set up an appointment.
Gillian Timon, Executive Director
Chloe Wragg, Program Coordinator
Mallory Giles, LCSW, CAADC, Clinical Counselor
Herman Ortez, LPCMH, NCC, Clinical Counselor
Herman is a counselor of substance abuse and mental health disorders with over 15 years experience. His techniques include social cognitive therapy, relapse prevention, and behavioral change. Herman previously worked at AIDS Delaware, and has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College in Wilmington, DE and his Doctor’s degree in Education from Wilmington University.
I was nervous in my first year of recovery. My counselor taught me that I am stronger than I thought I was. When I had difficulty trusting other people my counselor was the first person I turned to.
Somebody from TRIAD has always been there for me.
I was out of options. I couldn’t live the way I was any longer and didn’t know what to do. My counselor helped me put down my walls, sift through years of wreckage, and begin a healthy new life free from alcohol.