Our Team

Program Director

The part-time Program Director works closely with key stakeholders to support and strengthen the statewide strategy for this initiative, as well as oversee Recovery Friendly Advisors, who serve as resources to businesses and nonprofits engaged in this work.  

Shannon Bresaw, MSW
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace
Program Director
Phone: 603.224.2595 x228
Email: shannon@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.

Karen Morton-Clark, CRSW
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace
Recovery Friendly Advisor
Phone: 603.486.4051
Email: karen@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com

Samantha Lewandowski, MS
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace
Recovery Friendly Advisor
Phone: 603.486.9647
Email: sam@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com

Jeanne Venuti, BS
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace
Recovery Friendly Advisor
Phone: 603.486.9528
Email: jeanne@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
  • Karla Armenti, NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Institute on Disability/UCED, University of New Hampshire
  • Mark Bonta, Genfoot America
  • John Burns, SOS Recovery Community Organization
  • Commissioner Taylor Caswell, Department of Business & Economic Affairs
  • Andy Crews, AutoFair
  • Dana Lariviere, Chameleon Group
  • Matthew McKenney, Hypertherm
  • Dr. Robert McLellan, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Amanda Osmer, Grappone Automotive
  • Chris Placy, Substance Free Workplace
  • Patrick Tufts, Granite United Way
  • Dr. Cheryl Wilkie, The Farnum Center
  • Steven Bunker, Department of Administrative Services

Working Group

The Working Group provided crucial support and expertise in the development of this initiative and meets on an ad-hoc basis.

  • Kimberly Reid Argrew, Onsite Drug Testing of New England
  • Jill Burke, State of NH Department of Health and Human Services
  • David Mara, Office of Governor Chris Sununu
  • Chris Placy, Substance Free Workplace
  • Katy Shea, NH Center for Excellence, JSI Research
  • Annika Stanley-Smith, Capital Area Public Health Network

Organizational Chart for the Initiative

The organizational chart for the Friendly Workplace Initiative