NRAP

Nevadas Recovery & Prevention Community

Dear Meri: Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for being such a great boss! You did so much for the academic program, diligently working behind the scenes to create new programs & raise funding, while giving credit to others. You really knew & cared about the students, keeping that spirit of humanity within the program.…

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Charlie Stookey. Dear Meri: Memories! Sitting at St.Mary’s with not-your-Bill waiting for Cody’s birth. When the heart beat stopped on the monitor, we panicked. Then learned both of you were safe! Wahoo! You and your Bill drove me to Portola to meet with Tom Lavin for a job. I turned it down. You said you…

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Meri, it has been such a pleasure to work with you. Congratulations on your retirement! Shannon McCarty

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Congratulations Meri! I hope retirement allows you to do all the things you love and are enthusiastic about. It has been a pleasure getting to know you through NRAP and seeing your dedication and devotion to helping those in need. I have appreciated your knowledge, cheerful outlook, and encouragement. I look forward to working with…

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There are literally too many favorite Meri memories to to pick just one. She is an icon who changed the therapeutic landscape of Reno and the ripple effect of the lives she has touched no doubt extends over continents. Her style and grace, authenticity and strength, are my favorite qualities. She always taught by example…

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I remember Meri trying to leave the office to go home and her kid was sitting in the kitchen at the table where someone had left things to eat , plus a coloring book. Meri had put in a full day and was pretty tired but she still kept her cool and maneuvered her child…

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First off, I would like to say congratulations on your retirement. I appreciate the time we spent together in NRAP and in your groups. I do not have a specific moment I would like to bring up, but I always felt supported by you. You have helped a lot of people throughout your career, including…

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Thank you, Meri, for your tremendous contribution to Nevada and our community. Your leadership and guidance has meant the world to so many of us. Best wishes for a long and happy retirement! Sheila Leslie

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Thank you, Meri for all the ways you have supported CASAT, NRAP, students and our community! You truly inspire all and I’m sure there is more to come. Thank you for the kindness and encouragement you always shared with me at CASAT. I can’t wait to hear about your next adventures! ~ Wendy Woods

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Meri, it has been an honor and pleasure to have been a colleague of yours. You have been foundational in terms of helping develop the UNR recovery community and touched so many through the years in your caring, positive, and meaningful ways! I’ve always valued your gentle wisdom and astute problem-solving–you will be missed! I’m…

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