Justin Younger

Justin Younger

Recovery Specialist & Recovery Coaching, and Job Launch
Justin Younger

Justin Younger joined Safe Harbor Recovery Center in January 2023. With lived experience in recovery, Justin previously worked at Southeastern New Hampshire Services as a Residential Assistant. “I found that I have a huge passion with helping others while working this role, and decided I wanted to further my career in the recovery field,” he says.

Justin currently coaches individuals who come as walk in or by appointments at the center. He also goes to Turning Point and Rockingham County Jail to present information about SHRC’s Job Launch program, and he helps navigate members to treatment.

“I find the inspiration to do this work by seeing them succeed, in what they once thought was the impossible, possible,” says Justin. “I also have several mentors who work in the field whoI look up to over the years, that have been supportive of my work.”

Justin has his high school diploma and Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) licensure.

Ed Milliken

Ed Milliken

Placement Specialist & Job Launch
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Ed Milliken joined Safe Harbor Recovery Center as a volunteer in July 2022 and became a staff member in May 2023.

Prior to working with Safe Harbor, Ed retired from a career in educational non-profit management in June 2021. He became interested in the recovery field through my neighbors’ BOD work at a residential treatment facility and associated sober house. “Their commitment to the field and my interest in volunteering in a human services area prompted me to look at Recovery Coaching as a field of interest.”

Ed works with the Job Launch staff in preparing individuals at various stages of recovery for reentry into the workplace or in moving from a “get well job” into a more long-term career focus. This could include resume preparation, job counseling/coaching, interview preparation, job/career matching. “The opportunity to help people in recovery gain/regain confidence in their abilities to successfully become employed and maintain stability in their professional and personal life is my inspiration in this work.”
Ed has a B.A. in English, a Master’s in Education and a Master’s in Business as well as all credits in an Ed.D. program. He is currently working toward his Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) license.

Kristian Bernier

Kristian Bernier

Recovery Specialist – Safe Harbor


Kristian Bernier joined Safe Harbor Recovery Center in June 2023.

With lived experience in recovery, he is able to use that experience to help others. “I have been given so much in my own personal recovery, that I feel compelled to give back any way that I can,” he says.

Kristian will run groups and inform people about Safe Harbor’s services. “I will try to be as helpful as possible, and do anything else that needs to be done.” He’s inspired by the people Safe Harbor serves. “People that feel utterly hopeless, yet manage to find something that works for them.”

Kristian previously was a filmmaker in Los Angeles. He has a bachelor’s degree in _____, a master’s in fine art and has his Certified Recovery Support Worker license.

Terri Varney

Terri Varney

Employment Specialist & Program(s) Job Launch
Terri Varney
Terri Varney volunteered with Safe Harbor Recovery center as a Reiki provider before joining the staff in January 2020 as an Employment Specialist.

Prior to her work with Safe Harbor, Terri worked in the education field. After retiring from that role, she wanted to work in the field of peer recovery.

Terri provides recovery coaching and employment assistance to people in recovery. “I find inspiration from the people that find their pathway to sobriety and recovery and include me on their journey.” She is also inspired by the poem

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, and you have a right to be here. Keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Strive to be happy.” excerpts from Desiderata

Terri has an M.Ed. from U Mass and the Certified Recovery Support Worker licensure.

Mary Sateary

Mary Sateary

Youth Specialist & Alternative Peer Group Program
Mary Sateary
Mary Sateary joined Safe Harbor in January of 2023 as an intern through the Psychology program at the University of New Hampshire. She then came on as staff in May 2023.

Mary always knew that she wanted to work with the community and in the mental health field. As a Psychology and Justice Studies major, she interned with Safe Harbor and knew it was where she wanted to begin her career. “I was looking for some more hands on experience to figure out what I really wanted to do after graduation,” she recalls. “I loved being an intern and I learned that a job in the recovery field was the best fit for me.”

As a Youth Specialist, Mary mainly works on Safe Harbor’s Alternative Peer Group program. The Alternative Peer Group is a program for high school-aged youth during the school year. Mary collaborates with her co-facilitator and goes to schools to work with youth.
During the summer they run a summer Alternative Peer Group on Saturdays with fun prosocial activities. “To get this group up and running has been one of my favorite experiences at Safe Harbor,” Mary says. She is also exploring ways to use social media to reach more people in the community.

Mary is inspired by the young people she works with. “It is amazing to work with young people and see them grow with the opportunities that we are able to give them.”

She has a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Justice Studies. She is now working on obtaining her Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) license.

Jordan Trombino

Jordan Trombino

Recovery Specialist & Alternative Peer Group for Youth, Parenting Journey in Recovery & Families in Recovery

Jordan joined Safe Harbor as a member in 2019 and as staff in 2021. She also volunteered with us prior to joining the staff.

Jordan is inspired by helping people and by her own past experiences. “I decided on this career path because I have always wanted to help people. I did not think I would be able to have any kind of meaningful career while in active use and I used my health problems as an excuse to continue use,”

she says. “It wasn’t until I was able to work on confidence and competence that I was able to find recovery and value in my past experiences; that I could use them to help others see that they too can overcome their own personal struggles.”
Jordan started with Safe Harbor as a facilitator in the Parent Journey in Recovery curriculum, for which she worked with caregivers who were seeking to maintain or strengthen their recoveries. Eventually she was also trained to facilitate Families in Recovery which is another curriculum for families dealing with substance misuse. Recently she has been part of the new APG Youth group where we offer peer support in a group setting to youth that directly or indirectly affected by substance misuse. Having gained the education around youth services, she can offer support to a whole family system, in hopes of providing better outcomes for families dealing with SUD (substance use disorders).

Reducing stigma and negative reactions or language from others who have not experienced SUD are key goals of Jordan’s work. “I find inspiration from my past self and from the people I love who are still suffering. I treat everyone who comes into our center like I would want myself or my family treated. I also find inspiration in the stigmatic behaviors and language from the outside community. I want to be the kind face, the kind word and to give hope to those who are overlooked or worse.”

Jordan is a trained Peer Recovery Support Specialist. She has also had training in SUD and family systems, youth prevention and youth mental health first aid, ethics, suicide prevention and more. She is also working towards becoming a State licensed Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW).