Drug overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. Substance use disorder 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 providers 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 provides digital health tools to improve engagement and outcomes for peer providers and their clients. We believe that with technology, we can improve outcomes for people with substance use disorder. We have designed tools and services to support the relationship between peer provider and client to ultimately see more people stay in recovery and live productive and meaningful lives.
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 active in the local community including Minnesota's chapter for Young People in Recovery.
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 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.
Melissa Kjolsing Lynch
Melissa has extensive experience working with startups including managing the largest statewide startup competition in the country for the past 4+ years. 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.