Board of Directors

Moné Cassier

Co-founder and Executive Director

Moné is a successful small business owner in the New Hampshire seacoast area. She is a person in long term recovery with 13+ years experience and has successfully completed the Recovery Coach Academy (CCAR).

Moné is passionate about women’s health and fitness, as well as supporting women in recovery. Moné has combined these two interests by running half-marathons as fund raisers with all proceeds going to support women in recovery. The last two half-marathons raised the seed money to help make Sober Sisters Recovery at Malley Farm a reality. She is also a proud mother of an amazing son and loves spending time at her second home on beautiful Kauai where she connects with her family and recharges her batteries.


Mark Sipple

President

Mark has served New Hampshire’s youth and families as Executive Director of Malley Farm Boys Home for over 30 years. He’s an experienced professional leader in the nonprofit community and is active on city and state committees that address addiction, education, mental illness, and affordable housing. Mark attended College of the Holy Cross, has a B.A. in Public Policy, and was a member of the Peace Corps in Honduras.


Kimberly Shannon

SECRETARY

Kimberly Shannon joined the Board of Directors in October of 2017 and became part of the support staff here at Malley Farm. She is a person in long term recovery with 12+ years of experience.

Kimberly worked at Northwestern Counseling and Support Services in St. Albans, Vermont (a residential group home for transitioning psychiatric patients) where she taught independent living skills. She also worked at Headrest in Lebanon, New Hampshire as a residential program assistant and hotline counselor and has worked as a legal assistant to a family attorney and tax attorney for five years.

The last five years, Kimberly has been pursuing her interest in the medical field working as an ophthalmic/surgical technician for Clear Advantage in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Dale & Laura Houde

Dale and Laura Houde are both individuals in long term recovery from substance use disorder. They live in Dover, have one adult daughter and two teenaged daughters. They enjoy camping, motorcycles, spending time with friends, and helping others in their community.

Dale is a local small business owner and a maintenance technician for the City of Dover Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Laura is the Health Promotion Supervisor at Wentworth Douglass Hospital.


Wendy Chase

Wendy Chase joined the Board in 2019. She is the New Hampshire State Representative for Strafford County District 18 which includes Somersworth Wards 1, 3, 4 & 5 and the town of Rollinsford. She is also a member of the Judiciary Committee and Disability Caucus.

Wendy is a mom of two who lost her daughter, Erin, in November of 2018 to chronic pain and substance use disorder. Wendy is putting her broken heart and her life-long experience towards becoming a voice for others and championing the Sober Sisters Recovery mission.


Michael Ruby

Michael Ruby

A long time resident of Seacoast, New Hampshire, Michael Ruby has been sober and in active recovery since November of 1989. He has also worked in the Substance Use Disorder field, serving as a counselor at a local detox/rehabilitation center for over six years. Next to helping raise five daughters, Michael considers his time as a counselor the most meaningful work of this life.

In 2020, Michael was able to contribute to Sober Sisters Recovery through his employer, Lonza Biologics, by nominating Sober Sisters Recovery for their community grant program. Michael considers it an honor to serve SSR’s noble mission, and we are honored to have him!


Beth Anne Guerrera

Beth Guerrera

Beth Guerrera works as an administrator at Brown University’s School of Public Health. She has a background in theater, improv, sketch comedy, and music. Beth also has a background in fitness and nutrition, including competitive bodybuilding. Beth is an avid traveler and has lived, bicycled, and studied theater and storytelling in Ireland, Scotland, and England. She has also backpacked Austria, France and the Netherlands!

Beth works a 12 step program of recovery as a family member of someone with SUD. She met SSR Director, Moné Cassier, while working in the field of recovery, with the two forming a kinship based on their shared love of cycling, food, and recovery. Beth is a student of the healing arts and is a Reiki Master.


Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

With over ten years in recovery, Lisa Johnson comes to the SSR board with a great deal of energy, devotion, and gratitude. We are so lucky that Lisa has decided to dedicate her time and energy to our cause!

Lisa worked as a floral designer for over 35 years until 2020 when she took the leap of starting her own cleaning business. In addition to being a small business owner, Lisa loves to exercise and stay in touch with nature, greeting each day with early morning walks. She also has a passion for scuba diving, gardening, and, of course, flowers! She teaches floral gardening to the residents and staff at SSR,


Penney Mabey

Penney Mabey is the Assistant Vice President of Customer Care with Eastern Propane and Oil. She has been with Eastern Propane for 29 years – that’s how she first learned about Sober Sisters Recovery and met Moné!

Penney is also the Co-Chairman of Eastern Propane’s annual golf tournament, Swing Fore Charities. Over the past 18 years, this charity has donated to many local organizations including Sober Sisters Recovery. Penney was previously on the Board of the Strafford County Community Action Program before joining the SSR Board. Penney is married to her husband Jim. She has one son and a beautiful granddaughter.