Support Staff

The following people come to Malley Farm regularly to provide healing services and teach wellness to our residents. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and kindness!

Colette Catlin – Reiki

Colette Catlin is a shamanic practitioner and a Certified Level 1 and 2 Reiki Practitioner. Shamanic drum healing is included in all of her Reiki sessions.

Colette reached out to Sober Sisters Recovery soon after our opening. She has been support staff since the fall of 2017, providing one-on-one weekly reiki treatments for our residents and staff.

Colette is an amazing, ongoing spiritual support to everyone here at Sober Sisters Recovery.

Quigong Joey

Joey Macoul – Qi Gong

Joey Macoul discovered the spiritual and healing benefits of energy work during a lifestyle weight loss journey that began in 2016. This led him to the practice of Qi Gong, a mind, body, and spiritual practice that encompasses posture, movement, meditation, and breath work. Qi Gong has a positive effect on mental, spiritual, and physical health.

Joey studied under David Coon of Qigong Awareness, and has his Qi Gong instructors 50 Certification. He began teaching immediately and is passionate about sharing this beautiful energy practice. Joey teaches at various studios, special events, spiritual retreats, and is a Resident Healer at Sober Sisters Recovery at Malley Farm.

Brenna Lilly

Brenna Lilly – Yoga

Brenna Lilly is an RYT-500 yoga instructor with experience in ashtanga, vinyasa, gentle, yin, and restorative yoga practices. She loves bringing compassion, clarity, and choice to her yoga teachings, and hopes that just one yoga practice can make someone's day brighter and support their recovery journey.

Yoga Bren brings the beautiful, grounding practice of Yoga to us at Malley Farm and we are so grateful to have her as part of our amazing support staff!

Larry Holman – Guided Meditation

Larry provides guided meditation to our residents to help them relax and develop a peaceful sense of self. The deep state of relaxation found in meditation can help bring about healing of the body and mind by learning to analyze one’s own thoughts and actions; thus, through the application of mindfulness in their everyday life, discover opportunities to bring about positive change in their life.

Larry taught meditation at the Dover Adult Learning Center for a number of years and has also run monthly meditation sessions for other recovery programs prior to volunteering at Sober Sisters Recovery.

Samantha Merritt – Per Diem House Manager

Samantha Merritt joined the Sober Sisters support staff in October of 2019. Samantha is a Sober Sisters Recovery alumnus and works as per diem house manager, filling in for our director when needed. Samantha has a bachelors degree and over 10 years of experience working in the field of disability insurance, advocating for individuals in pursuit of disability benefits. Samantha currently works for a top insurance company where she manages employer-sponsored disability claims.

With over five years of continuous recovery, Samantha has a strong passion for the mission of Sober Sisters Recovery and the opportunity to provide mentorship, support, and guidance to current and prospective residents battling with substance use disorder. She also brings a message of recovery into jails and treatment centers.

Sammy D is now married, a homeowner, and the loving mother of two rescue pups. In her spare time, she is raising chickens and has a massive vegetable and flower garden.

Melissa Merritt – Recovery Support

Melissa Merritt joined Sober Sisters Recovery’s support staff in 2019. An alumni of SSR, Melissa works a 12-step program of recovery and is celebrating over six years of continuous recovery.

Melissa is very caring and has a huge heart. She takes pride in being a part of the Sober Sisters Recovery mission and feels that SSR truly saved her life. By serving on our support staff, Melissa is generously giving back what she feels was so freely given to her. She is passionate about supporting women on their recovery journey.

Melissa's other passion is baking! She currently works as a medical assistant for a local doctor’s office. She is the proud mother of two rescue dogs, a homeowner, and is now married!

Miss Violet Della Penta – Comfort Dog

Violet is Malley Farm’s visiting compassion dog.

Her parents, David and Karen Della Penta, have been a huge support to Sober Sisters Recovery. David and Karen believed in the mission while it was still just a dream, and they continue to champion our cause today.