Our Team


Granite United Way administers the Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative, in partnership with and on behalf of the Governor's Office and the State of NH. Granite United Way's Chief Impact Officer works closely with key stakeholders in NH to support and strengthen the statewide strategy for this initiative, ensures alignment between the diverse sectors and partners involved in this work, and implements innovative approaches that continue to expand the supports, tools, and resources available to participating workplaces.

The full-time Program Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the initiative, including overseeing staff, ensuring workplaces are supported in the RFW process, and promoting effective collaboration with stakeholders and community partners. If you have questions around the day-to-day operation of the initiative, including around materials, training, or processes, please contact our Assistant Director. 

Shannon Swett, MSW
Granite United Way, Chief Impact Officer
Email: shannon.swett@graniteuw.org 

Samantha Lewandowski, MS
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace, Program Director
Phone: 612.440.6105
Email: sam@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com

Kristie Curtis
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace, Assistant Director
Phone: 603.660.9258
Email: kristie@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com 

Jeanne Venuti, BS
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace, Director of Workforce Development
Phone: 603.703.4463
Email: jeanne@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com

Recovery Friendly Advisors

Recovery Friendly Advisors (RFAs) are full-time employees of the RFW Initiative, whose role is to be a resource to businesses and organizations that wish to become designated as Recovery Friendly Workplaces. They serve as a "concierge to the community" and sounding board, helping businesses get connected to the tools and resources they need to support employee recovery and implement an RFW culture.

Randy Stevens, CRSW, CPSS, ADS
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace 
Phone: 603.540.1285
Email: randy@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com

Ellie Masson, MPP
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace
Email: ellie@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com




Advisory Council Members

The Advisory Council is a group of diverse business leaders and content experts who provide valuable oversight and guidance for this initiative.

  • David Mara, Chairman, Office of Governor Chris Sununu
  • Mark Bonta, Genfoot America
  • Dana Lariviere, Chameleon Group
  • Matthew McKenney, Institute for American Apprenticeships
  • Dr. Robert McLellan, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Annette Escalante, Farnum Center
  • Dr. Craig Ross
  • Amy Mayo, Oliver Mechanical
  • Shawn Salema, Dunkin' Donuts
  • Manny Content, Community Consultant
  • Kerry Norton, Hope on Haven Hill
  • Dr. Daisy Pierce, Navigating Recovery
  • Patrick Tufts, Granite United Way

Organizational Chart for the Initiative

The organizational chart for the Friendly Workplace Initiative