Peer Support Team
Nicky Fadley is the founder and Executive Director at Strength In Peers. Grounded in her lived experience with mental health recovery and overcoming trauma, she focuses on developing peer recovery support programs and advocating for individuals who struggle with behavioral health challenges...
Ragan is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and serves as Director of Operations at Strength In Peers. Ragan joined the team in 2017 and has provided peer support through all of the organization’s programs. She is a certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery Specialist and utilizes various recovery models including 12-step recovery, W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and Motivational Interviewing...
Lindsey serves as the Outreach Manager for the entire Strength In Peers organization. In her role, she organizes, coordinates, and supports Strength In Peers’ marketing and outreach to promote the organization’s mission, programs, and educational initiatives. Lindsey collaborates with staff across the organization to ensure consistent public messaging, reach key populations, and achieve outreach objectives.
Jenni serves as Strength In Peers’ Adult Programs Manager. In her role, she supports Peer Specialists that work for the organization’s Drug Court, Women Rise, and Back on Track programs. Jenni is passionate about helping other people find recovery so they may have a better way of life...
Alex is a Certified Peer Support Specialist and a Registered Peer Recovery specialist with Strength in Peers who is from the Northern Shenandoah Valley. She is the Program Manager of the New Market Office and oversees the Side-by-Side Recovery Program, Youth Mentoring Program, Grambling Program, and Comprehensive Harm Reduction Program.
Jordan serves as Program Manager and oversees the organization’s Resource Center and Recovery Center, Comprehensive Harm Reduction, HIV and Hepatitis C Testing, and Street Outreach programs. As a Harrisonburg native, he is committed to improving lives within the community that raised him and has worked with numerous nonprofits in the area, while also serving on several Boards of Directors.
Richard is a Virginia Certified Peer Recovery Specialist who moved from Florida to Virginia in 2002. It is his desire to assist others in achieving their life goals and overcome addictions, trauma and mental health issues. He and his wife are Statewide Volunteers with the Virginia Department of Corrections, conducting Christian services in prisons.
Chris is a Project Coordinator and Certified Peer Support Specialist serving on the Side-by-Side Recovery Program in Shenandoah and Page Counties. He is in long-term recovery from substance abuse, trauma, and mental health challenges.
Mary Beth Hill
Mary Beth Hill is the Coordinator of the Community Resource Center. She has a background in social work and worked with the Head Start Program before coming to Strength in Peers. After losing her infant son in 2014, Mary Beth became active in the Sadie Rose Foundation, a local organization providing support for child loss.
Megan is a Peer Recovery Specialist with Strength In Peers serving on the Back on Track Program in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. She is in long-term recovery from substance use and mental health challenges. Megan believes that recovery is possible for all and hopes to share her own lived experience with others and walk beside them in their own journey.
Mandie Bishop, a native of Southwest Virginia, began working at Strength in Peers in October of 2021. She currently serves as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist on the Side-by-Side program and for the organization’s Recovery Center. Mandie has an associate’s degree in Legal Assisting from Mountain Empire Community College.
Stephanie is a Peer Recovery Specialist at Strength in Peers and serves on the organization’s Safe and Secure and Recovery House programs. She is in active recovery for mental health and substance use challenges. Stephanie’s recovery foundation is based on a 12-step program and she is an active member of the 12-step community.
Shea is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist at Strength In Peers and serves the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County catchment area. She is originally from Maine, and relocated to Harrisonburg in 2010. Shea is in long-term recovery from mental health and trauma-related challenges. She is also a family support person for family members with substance use disorders.
Madelyn is a Registered Peer Recovery Specialist with Strength In Peers and serves in the organization’s Community Resource Center which provides services for residents in the City of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. Madelyn is a native of Page County and began working at Strength In Peers in June of 2022.
Beth, a native of Rockingham County, started at Strength in Peers as a Youth Mentor in December 2022. She is in long-term recovery from substance use, trauma, and mental health challenges. Beth has completed training in Trauma-Informed Care and Active Parenting of Teens, and is currently in Evidence-Based Mentoring training.