Meet Our Team

Board Members, Counselors, 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!

Melissa Hyer-Mitchell

Licensed Counselor

Melissa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 20 years of professional experience working with teenagers, young adults and families in outpatient, school and residential settings.

Melissa is committed to working with individuals using a strength-based, person-centered approach focused on supporting those who struggle with addiction and mental health needs.

Read more about Melissa…

Melissa Hyer-Mitchell Licensed Counselor

Samantha Cronin


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

Recovery Peer Mentor

Jeremy will be graduating from Cape Cod Community College with a degree in Graphic Design in 2020.

He is currently working as a Youth Mentor at the Creative Outlets program – Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Read more about Jeremy…

Jeremy Wurzberg Recovery Peer Mentor

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

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.

Welcomes all people in recovery from substance use and those affected by substance use.

An alternative multi-service secondary school serving adolescents with issues related to substance use and dependence.

A fitness and wellness community for people in recovery from substance use disorder.

Our Supporters

. . . and other generous donors