Meet the Team

Every Banyan staff member is a specialist in their respective field which allows us to match the therapist that is most appropriate to address each client’s individual needs. Together, our staff comprises a balanced team that is equipped to meet each and every client where they are in their personal road to recovery.

Banyan Massachusetts Team

Matt Ganem

Executive Director
Matt Ganem

Executive Director

Matt Ganem is a poet and the author of “The Shadow of an Addict.” He also hosts Banyan Recovery Radio and speaks to different schools, recovery programs, and community forums on addiction. He is a huge voice for recovery not only in his hometown of Massachusetts, but nationwide.

Oxycontin which eventually led to Heroin addiction brought him to rock bottom at the age of 21. He was able to turn his life around and now tries to provide hope and strength to those still sick and struggling with substance abuse. Matt works relentlessly to help others escape the grasp of addiction by shining a positive light on recovery. He does this by speaking at schools and community events for prevention education. His work was recognized by Massachusetts Organization of Addiction and Recovery and Matt was selected to be Massachusetts Recovery Advocate of the Year in 2015.

Matt Ganem a father of two beautiful children Christian and Payton and has been clean for over 10 years.

Melanie Gore

Intake Coordinator
Melanie Gore

Intake Coordinator

Michael Leggiero

Case Manager
Michael Leggiero

Case Manager

Michael Orlando, BSW

Clinician
Michael Orlando, BSW

Clinician

Richie Evans

Case Manager
Richie Evans

Case Manager

Rob G

Therapist
Rob G

Therapist

Kerri Boyd

Community Development Specialist
Kerri Boyd

Community Development Specialist

Justin Clancy

Business Development Representative
Justin Clancy

Business Development Representative