On #GandaraAtWork episode 11, meet Lara Quiles! Originally from Puerto Rico, Lara made Massachusetts her home but it wasn’t love at first sight. When she first visited she thought she’d never come back. But Lara recently bought a house where she enjoys spending time with her kids and new puppy, Luke.

Lara supervises the Community Support Program (CSP) and Recovery Support Navigator (RSN) program. She oversees seven case workers who receive referrals from various service providers. They provide guidance, community resources, and housing and transportation assistance to clients seeking mental health or substance use treatment.

Lara has been with Gándara for more than seven years.

Thanks for all of your hard work, Lara!