As a person in recovery from alcohol and other drugs for more than 25 years, Cheryle Pacapelli brings her lived recovery experience to her new role as Executive Director of Hope. Pacapelli has a ten-year background in nonprofit and program management. In the eight years she worked at Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, she coordinated recovery walks with over 2,000 in attendance, held 375 events, and provided oversight for a broad network of volunteers. She is expected to assume her position by September 1st and will be located at New Futures.
“I am really excited to join Hope for New Hampshire recovery,” Pacapelli said on Friday. “It’s an opportunity to move the recovery movement forward; an opportunity to save some lives.”
“Cheryle brings to our state the knowledge, enthusiasm, and ‘hands on’ experience to assist Hope for NH Recovery in developing the Recovery Community Organization, NH Recovery Network and enhancing the strength of the national Recovery Movement in New Hampshire,” said Dave Doiron, board chair of Hope.
“New Futures is thrilled to work alongside Hope and New Hampshire’s recovery community,” said Linda Saunders Paquette, executive director of New Futures. “Hope is fostering an environment in which people with addictive illness and associated behaviors are accepted, treated, and supported as any other medically sick person. We’re confident Cheryl Pacapelli and the team at Hope will make positive impacts for the New Hampshire community.”