Kristen Aja

Project Director

Kristen Aja has been involved in peer-based recovery support services for over a decade. As a person in long term recovery, she understands that everyone has their own unique recovery journey. Kristen provides support in the many projects and programs run by the Vermont Recovery Network and enjoys promoting recovery centers and recovery support services around the state. Prior to her work at the Vermont Recovery Network, she was a Human Resources professional for over 20 years with a heavy focus on workforce development and training.


Shannon Carchidi

Operations Manager

Shannon Carchidi is excited to join the Vermont Recovery Network as the Operations Manager and begin her professional journey with peer-based recovery. As a born and raised Vermonter she now resides in Montpelier with her family. Following a 15+ year career in Human Resources she brings a unique set of skills and experience to our network and community. In addition to attending Champlain College she is also certified with a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and is a SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional). A commitment to her own long term recovery is a driving force and passion that energize her efforts to support the Vermont Recovery Network and recovery initiatives state-wide.