Meet Our Team
MEET OUR TEAM
Experienced, Well-Trained And Licensed Professionals
At Evoke Wellness Massachusetts, our entire team is dedicated to our patients and our primary mission is to evoke healing and wellness through proven therapy for you or your loved one going through the addiction recovery journey.
The Evoke team is centric to our licensed physicians and nurses, however, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Our team consists of a wide range of behavioral health professionals to pave the road to recovery. Psychiatrists, therapists, counselors and other medical professionals have come together to set the course for recovery. Many of our staff have gone through recovery themselves personally, and devoted themselves to helping you on your journey.
Sharon Ploss, LCSW
Sharon obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Wheelock College and is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, LCSW. Prior to joining Evoke Wellness, Massachusetts as the Executive Director she was Program Director at Spring Hill Treatment Center and Program Director at Spectrum’s New England Recovery Center and The Charles J. Faris Recovery Center. In previous locations, Sharon provided an array of treatment for those in early recovery with both commercial insurance and Mass Health products.
Additionally, Sharon was Division Director with the Bridge of Central MA where she oversaw multiple programs that provided services to help adults struggling with mental health needs live within the community successfully. Preceding Sharon’s managerial roles, she has served extensively within the clinical field as an emergency mobile psychiatric clinician, behavioral and family engagement therapist, clinician who provided treatment with adults experiencing persistent mental illness.
Outside of work, Sharon enjoys cooking, exploring new places, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Jeanne Mase
Dr. Jeanne Mase, MD is the Medical Director for Evoke Wellness, Massachusetts. She has a private practice located in Falmouth, Massachusetts which serves families on the South Coast of Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Martha’s Vineyard. Dr. Jeanne Mase Received her Doctorate of Medicine in 1990 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School as well her undergraduate in 1984 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA for Bachelor of Science, Zoology.
Dr. Jeanne Mase completed a residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester for Family medicine from 1992-1993. In 1993, Dr. Jeanne Mase completed Chief Resident in 1993 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA.
Dr. Jeanne Mase was also awarded the Massachusetts Medical Teacher of the year in 2000. Dr. Jeanne Mase reports she is excited to join and lead the Evoke Wellness team. In her spare time, she enjoys the great outdoors, swimming, and spending time with loved ones.
Director of Business Development
As a graduate from Northeastern University, Matthew began his career in addiction treatment in 2014 with Wicked Sober. Here, Matt served as a Community Outreach member, helping people and families suffering from addiction find the right treatment options for them. In 2016, Matt joined the Middlesex County Opioid Task Force, thru his work with many community-based organizations and local Police Chiefs.
Working within the community that he grew up in, Matt is passionate about helping people with his similar background grapple with addiction-related issues. From here, Matthew moved into the role of Business Development Officer at Recovery Centers of America until 2018, when he joined Granite Recovery Centers as a Massachusetts Business Development Representative.
Matthew has maintained his vision of being a community advocate and a resource for anyone seeking help for addiction. With his role at Evoke Wellness, Matthew’s scope has grown from a single recovery organization in Arlington, MA to overseeing the development of the New England footprint of Evoke Wellness, a growing addiction treatment operation.
Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his family, the many wonderful outdoor opportunities, and sporting activities the New England seasons have to offer.
Kelly Burke, APRN
Director of Nursing
Kelly obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and is an adult geriatric nurse practitioner. She has been working in healthcare for the past two decades in acute care facilities. Her time as an inpatient nurse allowed her to gain extensive knowledge of substance use disorder and identify gaps in the care of patients. She is passionate about helping patients through their journey.
She is happy to provide leadership to the nursing team and working to empower them to provide outstanding patient care. Her goals for the nursing team are to think positively, speak in possibilities and not give up and this mindset will manifest in the care delivered.
Outside of work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her loved ones, running, and walking her dogs.
Patricia Mainini, LADC-I
Director of Clinical
Patricia obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Cambridge College and is a LADC I. Prior to joining Evoke Wellness, Patricia was the Clinical Director at Bay Cove Human Services/Andrew House, The Program Director for Crossroads Treatment Center in Plymouth MA. and the Clinical Director of WATC, New Bedford. Patricia started her career in Corrections while trying to become a Police Officer.
While working on the Substance Use Block, she took a detour from trying to become a police officer into Substance Use where she became passionate about helping individuals with SUD. At the start of her career in Substance Use, she was a counselor at MASAC at the Bridgewater Correctional Campus.
Patricia also does part-time Private Practice Counseling in Brockton MA. Outside of work Patricia loves doing craft projects, refinishing furniture, spending time with her family, her husband, 9-year-old daughter, and 2 dogs.
Director of Human Resources
Jason Gaffney, the Director of Human Resources, holds a Master’s of Arts in Management degree in Human Resources from Wayland Baptist University as well as a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University.
Jason has worked in Human Resources for 9 years for the US Forest Service and non-profit organizations. Prior to becoming a Human Resources professional, he spent 12 years in the medical field.
Director of Admissions
Jordan Dupree, Director of Admissions, has an unmatched eagerness for helping those seeking change. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Jordan was exposed second-hand to substance abuse from a young age.
After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Delaware State University, he oversaw operations for the Student Wellness and Recreation Center. Jordan was soon thereafter recruited by Eagleville Hospital where he coordinated admissions for psychiatric, substance abuse and dual diagnosis patients.
Jordan’s passion stems from overseeing the transition of clients admitting while struggling and feeling defeated to graduating with a stronger sense of self and confidence. In Summer 2019, Jordan relocated to Massachusetts where he was then recruited by Spectrum Health Systems as an admissions coordinator. While at Spectrum, Jordan proved exceptional teamwork and leadership skills, being presented with Employee of the Quarter and leading to his promotion as Lead Admissions Coordinatorwhile spearheading Spectrum through the most successful year throughout their 50-year history.
Jordan is personable, compassionate and excels at building meaningful relationships. Jordan was quickly promoted from Admissions Coordinator to Director of Admissions after just 6 months once joining the Evoke Wellness team in November 2020
Director of Operations
Vashawn Thurston, is an Executive Chef at Evoke Wellness LLC. She was born in Miami, FL and is a mother of three children. Vashawn has a love of cooking and helping others find success through food preparation. Prior to coming to Evoke Massachusetts, she was employed through Evoke Florida where she worked through various positions before becoming Executive Chef. Vashawn reports that she loves what she does and helping others. She is looking forward to great things to come.