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Mayo Clinic, Retired — sdunemann@charter.net Sharon Dunemann has been a Recovery is Happening Board Member since May of 2019.  A retired Mayo Clinic administrator with profession expertise in leadership and Human Resources, Sharon chairs the RIH Human Resource Subcommittee. Sharon believes the holistic approach offered by Recovery is Happening, including long term treatment, active peer support, housing and acceptance are the keys to a sustained and joyful recovery. Her passion for this work comes from her own family’s experiences with addiction and mental illness.Read More →

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Melissa Dickison mmdickison@gmail.com Melissa has served on the RIH board since October of 2021 and currently serves as the board’s Treasurer.  She joined the board shortly after losing her younger brother to an accidental overdose in 2021 and is driven to ensure that other families don’t have to live through losing someone they love to this terrible disease.  She is passionate about RIH’s “multiple pathways to recovery” approach and the unique benefit RIH has offering Peer Recovery support to their clients.  Melissa has worked in banking for over 20 years and is currently the Vice President of Mortgage at Think Bank, a Minnesota based MutualRead More →

Serenity Couture — Rick.Sarah@outlook.com Sarah has spent the last decade of her life serving the Rochester area. After a many year battle against the disease of addiction, Sarah found a home in the recovery community of Rochester. Always looking for ways to serve her community, you may have seen Sarah brewing coffee at your neighborhood coffee shop, serving lunch at the Salvation Army or welcoming you for an appointment at Serenity Couture. Referred to lovingly as ‘Sarah Smiles’; if you’ve met her, she has surely put a smile on your face. Sarah has served on various community boards, using her voice and lived experiences toRead More →