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Aly Ries

Aly Ries
Corporate Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Aly Ries

As the corporate director of development and alumni relations, Aly Ries builds, maintains, and deepens relationships within the Caron community and beyond. Her goals are to support alumni, patients, and families in their recovery and strengthen Caron’s ability to provide life-saving addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare.

To achieve those goals, she oversees alumni relations and development initiatives including the Annual Fund, Employee Campaign, One Day Challenge, and development services.

She brings to the position a heartfelt, deep understanding of the Caron mission, a collaborative approach, a warm and welcoming spirit, and an ability to consistently put patients and families first. Aly has experience across the continuum of substance use support services, including prevention, early intervention, co-occurring disorder treatment, and recovery support.

Upon joining Caron in 2017, Aly joined the team that launched the Recovery Support Services Program at the Caron Recovery Center in New York. In 2020, she moved to Philadelphia to work at the Caron Philadelphia Outpatient Treatment Center, where she provided support services in two roles: lead recovery support specialist and campus engagement specialist.

As lead recovery support specialist, she worked with Caron patients leaving treatment and returning to their home environments, as well as those looking for substance use disorder treatment in need of support and direction. That work encompassed a variety of services, including in-home reintegration services, case management, recovery coaching, and individual therapy as well as training new specialists.

As campus engagement specialist, Aly applied her recovery support experience as well as her clinical experience as a social worker to consult with colleges and universities looking to enhance or create programming to support staff, faculty, students, and parents with substance use-related services and education.

She began her career in this field in 2013 as a student outreach coordinator for The Haven at Drexel – a unique residential recovery community for students enrolled at Drexel University and other nearby colleges in the Philadelphia region. She was promoted to director of East Coast development for The Haven, a role in which she oversaw house managers, performed clinical assessments, and managed expansion efforts.

She received her master’s in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor’s in psychology from Lehigh University.

Aly can be reached at ARies@caron.org

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