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Staff

Center Director, Mark Mulhern 

Mark Mulhern Mark joined South Shore Peer Recovery in June 2018 after serving as the Assistant Director at the Miller House, a program of Gosnold on Cape Cod. He assisted men in recovery through supportive living and case management at Miller, where he was responsible for supervision and scheduling of staff members, intake, discharge and provision of individual and group meetings with residents. Aftercare planning was essential to the success of graduates and he experienced the importance of community recovery there personally and professionally.

Mark is a graduate of Assumption College and served in the financial services industry before beginning his career in recovery services.  A man in long term recovery he is a strong advocate for people in recovery and their families and believes that community support and the recovery community center is a vital link to success for people in early recovery.

 

Program Manager, Donn Young 

Donn Young Prior to working for SSPR, Donn was Recovery Support Services Associate at the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, where his primary functions included developing recovery support initiatives with BSAS’s community partners and helping to oversee all BSAS-funded, state-wide recovery support centers.  

Donn spent much of his career working for International Data Group and its event-planning subsidiary, IDG World Expo, in a variety of operational, financial and event planning roles since 1985.   Donn was Finance Director for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), owner of E3, the world’s largest video games event, during the early 2000’s.  

After leaving IDG World Expo in 2015, Donn turned his attention and career goals toward the recovery workforce, leaping into the expanding arena of recovery coaching at Baystate Community Services and eventually serving as Assistant Director of their hospital ER recovery coach program.  Missing the 1:1 peer engagement that recovery centers have to offer, Donn joined South Shore Peer Recovery in April 2019 as Program Manager, assessing, developing and steering a suite of new programs in addition to managing existing programs that the Scituate and surrounding recovery communities have been enjoying since SSPR’s inception in 2015. 

 

Office & Volunteer Coordinator, Jane Wasel

Jane Wasel As a member of the local recovery community, Jane has been an active volunteer at the Center since 2017. She shares, “I believe in peer recovery support because I have experienced it personally and witnessed the positive impact on others.”

Jane has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Iowa State University and experience in nonprofit fundraising, including Wellspring and the Friendship Home. In her position as Office and Volunteer Coordinator, Jane is responsible for our volunteer program and also provides administrative support for center operations and special events.

Jane has two sons who live in Boston and a golden retriever Finn. She is an active member of the Scituate community and enjoys traveling to visit her family and friends.