About Sober Sisters Recovery at Malley Farm


Sober Sisters Recovery at Malley Farm is sober structured living for women who have begun their journey of recovery from substance use disorder. Residents at Malley farm will find a safe, structured home. At the farm, women will receive support from staff, volunteers, and each other. Residents work a recovery program, learn life skills, maintain employment, and build confidence while living in a healthy community.

Malley Farm is a spacious, traditional New England farmhouse. The 3700 square-foot home has been renovated and updated through generous support, countless hours of hard work, and the support of the city of Somersworth, NH. Quietly nestled in a rural setting of the beautiful seacoast of New Hampshire, Malley Farm borders Rollinsford, New Hampshire and Berwick, Maine. There are miles of nature trails on site to explore, as well as close proximity to the Salmon Falls River, mountains and the ocean.

About The Board


Moné Cassier

Co-founder and Executive Director

Moné is a successful small business owner in the New Hampshire seacoast area. She is a person in long term recovery with 11+ years experience. She has successfully completed the Recovery Coach Academy (CCAR) and also facilitates a women’s recovery group in the Therapeutic Community at the Strafford County House of Corrections for 10 years. Moné is passionate about women’s health and fitness, as well as supporting women in recovery. Moné has combined these two interests by running half-marathons as fund raisers with all proceeds going to support women in recovery. The last two half-marathons raised the seed money to help make Sober Sisters Recovery at Malley Farm a reality. She is also a proud mother of an amazing son, and enjoys spending time on beautiful Kauai, where she connects with her family and recharges her batteries.


Mark Sipple

Mark Sipple

President

Mark has served New Hampshire’s youth and families as Executive Director of Malley Farm Boys Home for over 30 years. He’s an experienced professional leader in the nonprofit community, and active on city and state committees addressing addiction, education, mental illness, and affordable housing.  He attended College of the Holy Cross, has a B.A. in Public Policy, and was a member of the Peace Corps in Honduras.


Kimberly Shannon

Secretary

Kimberly Shannon joined the Board of Directors in October of 2017 and became part of the support staff here at Malley Farm. She is a person in long term recovery with 11+ years of experience.

Kimberly worked at a residential group home for transitioning psychiatric patients, teaching independent living skills at Northwestern Counseling and Support Services in St. Albans, Vermont. She also worked at Headrest in Lebanon, New Hampshire as a Residential Program Assistant and Hotline Counselor and spent time in the legal field as a Legal assistant to a Family Attorney and Tax Attorney for 5 years.

The last five years Kimberly has been pursuing her interest in the medical field working as an Ophthalmic/Surgical Technician for Clear Advantage in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Penney Mabey

Penney Mabey is the AVP of Customer Care with Eastern Propane and Oil.  She has been with Eastern Propane for 29 years. That is how she first learned about Sober Sisters Recovery and met Moné!  Penney is also the Co-Chairman of Eastern Propane’s annual golf tournament, Swing Fore Charities. Over the past 18 years this charity has donated to many local organizations, including Sober Sisters Recovery. Penney was previously on the Board for Strafford County Community Action Program before joining the SSR Board. Penney is married to her husband Jim, has one son and a beautiful granddaughter.


Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Tax Services LLC.  She has lived in Dover for 20 years with her husband, Matt.  Jennifer graduated from Albany Business College in Albany, NY with a degree in Accounting and has worked in the field for most of her life.  She also represented Dover in the NH State House for 3 terms before opening her business.


Dale & Laura Houde

Dale and Laura Houde are both individuals in long term recovery from substance use disorder. They live in Dover and have 1 adult daughter and 2 teenaged daughters. They enjoy camping, motorcycles, spending time with friends and helping others in their community.

Dale is a local small business owner and a maintenance technician for the City of Dover Waste Water Treatment Plant. Dale is also the president of a clean and sober motorcycle club: the NH Chapter of Last Chance Motorcycle Club.

Laura works at Wentworth Douglass Hospital as the Lead of a Centralized department of staff that work to support the Wentworth Health Partner’s practices. Laura also works as support staff at Sober Sister’s Recovery when needed.


Wendy Chase

Wendy Chase joined the Board in 2019. She is the New Hampshire State Representative for Strafford County District 18, Somersworth Wards 1,3,4 & 5 and Rollinsford. She is also a member of the Judiciary Committee and Disability Caucus. Wendy is a mom of 2, who recently lost her daughter Erin in November of 2018 to chronic pain and substance use disorder. Wendy is putting her broken heart and her life long experience towards becoming a voice for others and the Sober Sisters Recovery mission.


Peter Whitten

Peter joins the Board at Sober Sisters Recovery with over fifteen years of experience in substance use disorder treatment and recovery. Peter is a person in long term recovery and maintains an ongoing commitment to personal growth and learning. He also has been a staff member at a local residential drug and alcohol treatment program for almost ten years. He is currently employed full time in the Dover School District in a program for children with emotional disorders. A long time Dover resident, Peter enjoys an active lifestyle both in the gym and hiking the mountains of New Hampshire.

 

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