Our Team

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Paul Reinhardt is a native of Albany, NY, with degrees from both Hartwick College and Columbia Business School. Paul is a 30-year resident of New Canaan, where he raised his 4 children with his wife Marge. Paul worked for GE Asset Management of Stamford for 35 years, retiring as an investment portfolio manager in 2017.

In September of 2016, following the overdose death of his beloved son Evan the previous year, Paul founded the New Canaan Parent Support Group (NCPSG). Since then, the group has held over 275 weekly support meetings and over 40 Monthly Pathway Sessions.

On August 31, 2017, NCPSG hosted the first annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil. This event—held in downtown New Canaan—has become an annual event to educate and raise awareness about addiction and substance use in the community. Paul’s looking forward to NCPSG’s 6th annual Vigil this year, scheduled for September 1 at 7pm.

For self-care, Paul loves to hike, ski, golf, walk his Lab Lacey, and start the day with yoga.


Nick deSpoelberch is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in counseling individuals with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. In recent years, Nick has worked in a variety of clinical treatment settings–for CT Renaissance, Pivot Ministries, and ND Counseling for Hope & Growth. He is known in the drug & alcohol counseling community for his ability to reach both youth and adults alike.

Nick is also an individual in recovery; he has sharing his story in community panels sponsored by Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and Wilton. Nick started to facilitate the weekly meetings of the New Canaan Parent Support Group in January of 2017. The feedback from parents who attend the meetings has been uniformly positive.

Prior to his current counseling career, Nick worked as Dean of Students for Regis High School in New York City. He has a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from the College of New Rochelle. Nick lives in Darien with his two young boys Liam and Quinn, and his wife Erin.
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Mary Kowal-Foley is our social media intern as of March 2022. Mary studied sociology, psychology and public relations at Sacred Heart University and graduated in May 2022. She plans to pursue a career in social media. Mary has proven to be a great asset to our team in the short time she has been with us.