Our Team


The part-time Program Director works closely with key stakeholders 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 Assistant 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 Bresaw, MSW
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace
Program Director
Phone: 603.224.2595 x228
Email: shannon@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com

Samantha Lewandowski, MS
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace                                                                                                                            Assistant Director
Recovery Friendly Advisor
Phone: 612.290.9696
Email: sam@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.

Karen Morton-Clark, CRSW
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace
Recovery Friendly Advisor
Phone: 603.498.9482
Email: karen@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com

Jeanne Venuti, BS
NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace
Recovery Friendly Advisor
Phone: 603.486.9528
Email: jeanne@recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com

Amy Donle, RC                                                                                                                                                                                      NH Governor's Recovery Friendly Workplace
Recovery Friendly Advisor
Email: amy@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
  • Dana Lariviere, Chameleon Group
  • Matthew McKenney, Institute for American Apprenticeships
  • Dr. Robert McLellan, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Patrick Tufts, Granite United Way

Organizational Chart for the Initiative

The organizational chart for the Friendly Workplace Initiative