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.

Vini Emery

Emergency Department Program Manager

Vini Emery has worked in the non-profit sector for 17 years.  They have worked in both direct-service and administrative capacities and in both peer and client based programs.  Having both personal and professional experience in addiction and recovery, Vini is honored to be working with VRN, and fully supports its mission. Vini is passionate about peer-based supports as well as holistic and compassionate approach to services, finding it to be an empowering and affirming way to connect with oneself and the community. They are ardent supporters and activists of disability and mental health rights and access, LGBTQIA issues, racial justice, decolonization, and economic justice.

Nielle Roselip

Administrative Assistant


Nielle Roselip joins the Vermont Recovery Network with an avid drive to help promote and support all programs within our organization. She feels anyone with the determination, the commitment and the right support can achieve sobriety. Nielle comes from a position in Human Resources where she was an advocate for the company’s employees. Devoted to her own personal sobriety, she is excited to begin advocating for the VRN and the dedicated Recovery Centers we work with.