About your trainers

Ginger Ross

Ginger Ross

Ginger is a person in long term recovery, a mother of two, and a native of New Hampshire. Ginger recognized her passion was in helping others recover from substance misuse. She is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on forensics. Ginger took a position with NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association as Project Manager in January, 2015. She attended the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy Trainer of Trainers in March, 2015 and has facilitated and co-facilitated at least 20 Recovery Coach Academies thus far. She has attained trainer status in CCAR Ethics and Connect Suicide Prevention, and has designed an HIV/AIDS 6 hours training for Recovery Support Workers: all of which are approved by the State’s Licensing Board for Certified Recovery Support Worker credentialing. Ginger has been awarded Core Trainer Status for the nationally recognized recovery training models from Community of Addiction Training (CART & CCAR). Ginger also has attained trainer status in Prevention Ethics. Ginger is an approved trainer in Massachusetts by Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS). She currently holds a position on the Governor’s Commission Recovery Task Force since November, 2015, and actively participates in advocacy efforts, for recovery from substance misuse, in NH. Ginger is founder of NH Recovery Coach Academy.



Ginger is a trainer of the following trainings:

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy – Core Trainer for TOTs

CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches – Core Trainer for TOTs

NAMI Connect Suicide Prevention

HIV/AIDS for Recovery Coaches

Mind in the Making

Motivational Interviewing 101 – a 3-5 hour course

Green Dot By Stander Training

Recovery Coaching and Professionalism – Core Trainer for TOTs



Nelson Hayden

Nelson Hayden

Nelson Hayden is from Marlborough NH and is currently pursuing his Master’s level degree in Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counseling. Nelson is interning at the Phoenix House to complete his degree. He has been training Recovery Coach Academies and CCAR Ethics for two years.

Carolee Longley

Carolee Longley

Carolee has worked in the field of human services in NH for over 30 years, specializing in working with children and families. She has worked in a variety of settings and has a passion for education, advocacy, collaboration, & training. She is a person in long-term recovery, 27 years. She has been a long-time advocate in New Hampshire for Prevention, Treatment and Recovery on the local, regional and state level. She has helped start 4 non-profit agencies in NH. Carolee and her family truly enjoy the scenic beauty of NH and love to spend time outdoors. She works for HOPE For NH Recovery and is very passionate about building Recovery Capital.  Her years of personal and professional experience meld together well, and fuel her passion in her work as a Recovery Coach and a Trainer.