Drug overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. It will cost our economy and health care system more than $400 billion this year and contribute to over 125,000 deaths.
Peer support is the fastest growing service for people in recovery. A significant amount of evidence supports that peer specialists are a critical and effective strategy for ongoing health care and sustained behavior change for people with chronic diseases and other conditions, and its benefits can be extended to community, organizational and societal levels.
Recovree represents a team of people who have firsthand experience with substance use disorder (SUD). These personal experiences drive us to help people find recovery from SUD and we believe that technology and peer support play a key role. Our software supports peer support specialists with workflow management and provides tools to create more meaningful conversations, intervention opportunities, efficiencies, and data to ultimately improve outcomes. We want to help more people find recovery and thrive.
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Sarah has worked in the recovery community for several years as a mental health counselor. She is passionate about technology and how it interplays with mental health. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth, a master’s degree from University of St. Thomas and is completing her Doctoral Program in Psychology with a specialty in Geek Culture Therapeutic Integration.
Luke is a U.S. Air Force veteran who studied at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Luke finds energy and joy in helping people with their recovery journey because he personally understands the challenges of addiction. He is a certified peer recovery specialist and manages a sober house in St. Paul. He is also active in the local recovery community including Young Adults in Recovery.
MELISSA KJOLSING LYNCH
Melissa has extensive experience working with startups. In her most recent role, she was the managing director of MN Cup, the largest statewide startup competition in the country. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Melissa is a certified peer recovery specialist.
Jeff is a consultant and counselor in the addiction field. He has served in numerous roles in residential and outpatient treatment programs throughout his career including Executive Director of Health and Human Services for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. He was trained as a counselor at Hazelden Foundation and received his Master’s Degree in Human Development from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After graduating from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Anne worked as a microbiologist at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Always interested in business, she decided to change her career trajectory and jumped into a startup. In her most recent role, she was the Executive Director of Sigma Beauty, an international e-commerce business.