About your trainers
Ginger, a native from NH, was trained at the CCAR Academy in March of 2015 by Jim Wuelfing (developer of the CCAR model) and Cheryle, as a trainer. She has also been certified to train the Connect Suicide Prevention Training, as well as a trainer for the CCAR 2 day Ethics for Recovery Coaches. Identifying the need for an HIV training, to help folks meet the CRSW requirements for NH, Ginger researched and developed an HIV/AIDS training for Recovery Support Workers. Ginger’s CRSW application is pending with the State Licensing Board and she sits on the Governor’s Recovery Task Force.
Bret Smith is a licensed CRSW in the State of New Hampshire . He is the Lead Peer Specialist on the Mobile Crisis Response Team with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. Bret is a trainer of
Connect NAMI Suicide Prevention, CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, Hope Peer Specialist Training Program, and CCAR Recovery Coach Academy.
Cheryle PacapelliJoined NH forces to establish recovery centers in NH, in 2014. Cheryle, from Connecticut, founded multiple recovery homes in CT. She is one of NH’s strongest advocates for Recovery and Recovery Centers in NH. Cheryle works for Harbor Homes as the Facilitating Organization of Recovery Centers Director. Cheryle formerly sat as assistant chair person on the Governor’s Recovery Task Force and had made presentations statewide.
Carolee has worked in the field of human services in NH for over 30 years, specializing in working with children and families. She has worked in a variety of settings and has a passion for education, advocacy, collaboration, & training. She is a person in long-term recovery, 27 years. She has been a long-time advocate in New Hampshire for Prevention, Treatment and Recovery on the local, regional and state level. She has helped start 4 non-profit agencies in NH. Carolee and her family truly enjoy the scenic beauty of NH and love to spend time outdoors. She works for HOPE For NH Recovery and is very passionate about building Recovery Capital. Her years of personal and professional experience meld together well, and fuel her passion in her work as a Recovery Coach and a Trainer.