Melissa Silvey


Melissa Silvey has spent over two decades working in the fields of prevention, treatment, and recovery support. She believes that strong team leadership coupled with research can create opportunities for collaboration and cutting-edge programming.

Throughout her career, Melissa has worked for grassroots organizations that serve children, youth, and families, including providing training and technical assistance to over 20 national Youth Safe Haven and Quantum Opportunities Program sites throughout the United States. She has worked as a substance misuse prevention coordinator, continuum of care manager, and director of public health in New Hampshire’s Regional Public Health Network system.

Amid the opioid crisis, Melissa helped implement a regional opioid taskforce that created targeted videos to educate medical providers about what questions to ask when prescribing opioids. She has planned large-scale conferences targeting opioids and heroin that attracted attendees from all over New Hampshire and was a co-founder of SOS Recovery Organization in Dover and Rochester. Melissa has a passion for collaboration and change management that can improve outcomes across the continuum of care.