National Alliance of Methadone Advocates
Contact Person: Joycelyn Woods, President
December 6, 2006
NAMA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
THE WORLD FAMOUS CODAC ALL-STARS
Saturday December 9th at 7 PM
Come early for the Jam Session 2-6 PM
The Catfish Cafe at The Mediator
50 Rounds Avenue, Providence RI
Or A New Unwrapped Present for Kids 1-16 Years
or from Elmwood and Roger Williams Avenue
Call 401-263-7232 for Directions
For More Information
OPEN JAM SESSION FROM 2-6PM
James Gillen "Catfish Jim" is the manager of the CODAC All-Stars and founder of Tales from a Small Planet a project in which Gillen uses his passion for storytelling, music and audience participation. Gillen also uses his storytelling abilities to give presentations on substance abuse and tobacco prevention in schools and other facilities. Additionally, an experiment using musical therapy to help people recovering from addictions tap into the creative energy within has blossomed into an ever-expanding group of musicians, singers and drummers. They are now known as the World-Famous CODAC All-Stars. This group has appeared as part of the Catfish Café, which included a performance that brought down the house last year at the City of Providence’s New Year’s Eve Bright Night event.
Jim Gillen is a director of NAMA's Rhode Island chapter MARC, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP) and Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) in the state of Rhode Island.
The state of Rhode Island's Division of Substance Abuse presented Jim with the 2003 Counselor of the Year Award. In March of 2006 Jim was named recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Award for RI for outstanding service to the community.
For booking information for “Tales From a Small Planet” or the “CODAC All Stars”, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org