Meet Our Team

Board Members, Counselors, Program Supervisor, Peer Mentor, Student Advisors, Community Partners, Supporters

“When my son entered a treatment center I didn’t know where to turn. By chance I was referred to the Alternative Peer Group as a potential resource. The Counselor immediately responded to my request for information and set up a meeting. From our first conversation, I felt a flood of relief. I finally was talking with someone who understood the issues my family was dealing with before I even uttered a word. …While I completely understand how parents might be hesitant to talk about something as private and painful as their child struggling with addiction, they need not be fearful of any judgment or shame from this incredible organization.”

Parent of APG member

Meet the RecoveryBuild Team

Student Advisors

One of our core values is to include youth in the design of our work. We hope to amplify their voices, understand what resonates (or doesn’t) with youth and solicit feedback in general. Our Student Advisor volunteers have agreed to provide feedback to make sure our programs work with their peers. We welcome their insights and energy!

Lisa Jason

Counselor

Lisa holds a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Dance Movement Therapy from Lesley University.  Lisa has extensive experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities in schools, after school programs, non-profit organizations and medical settings.

Lisa has spent over 10 years of professional experience in various areas of the mental health field.  She fuses her lens of education with her experience in the arts to create therapeutic arts practices to guide those in recovery.

The mother of two adult daughters who grew up on Cape Cod, Lisa is aware of how adolescents struggle in our community.  Lisa has a passion for working with teens to help guide them as they discover their own value and potential, find and own their voices, discover their power, and feel seen and heard.

Lisa Jason

Samantha Cronin

Counselor/ Family Therapist

Samantha is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Masters graduate from Lesley University in Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.  She has dedicated her career to children and adolescents.

As a certified yoga instructor Samantha is passionate about the mind/body connection – spreading wellness and recovery through yoga, art, movement, music and drama.

Read more about Samantha…

Jeremy Wurzburg

Program Supervisor

Jeremy Wurzburg worked as the Peer Recovery Mentor for the APG and  is now the Program Supervisor. He works to support young people struggling with substance use to find recovery and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Jeremy has worked with youth through an art program at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, focusing on the therapeutic benefits of art as an outlet. 

Jeremy is in long term recovery and is pursuing his Recovery Coach certification.

The Board

Stephanie Briody, Co-founder, CEO, Board Member

Stephanie Briody

Co-founder, CEO
Board Member

Lorraine Sweeney, Board Member, Secretary and Treasurer

Lorraine Sweeney

Secretary and Treasurer
Board Member

Sheila House

Sheila House

President
Board Member

Sheila Sheeran

Board Member

Julia Lown

Board Member

Board member Susan Strong

Susan M. Strong

Board Member

Board member Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy

Board Member

David Spitz

Board Member

Our Community Partners

Our team seeks to address the full range of needs of those who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. https://www.duffyhealthcenter.org/

Welcomes all people in recovery from substance use and those affected by substance use. https://gandaracenter.org/pier/

An alternative multi-service secondary school serving adolescents with issues related to substance use and dependence. https://iarecoveryhs.org/

A fitness and wellness community for people in recovery from substance use disorder. http://www.wellstrong.org/

Our Supporters

. . . and other generous donors