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    Mental Health in the Workplace

    Date: September 11, 2018, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Portsmouth Country Club
    80 Country Club Ln
    Greenland, NH 03840
    $25 for members, $45 for non-members
    Event Type:
    Monthly Program
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    Mental Health & Recovery in the Workplace

     Panelists: William Irivne, Stephanie Marshall, Dana Lariviere, Brian Bouchard

     Program Details:

    Hear from four panelists on their perspectives on how to navigate issues of Mental Health and Recovery in the Workplace.

    • William “Bill” Irvine will share his perspective as a father of a child who struggled with drug addiction.
    •  Stephanie Marshall will share her experience in advising HR Professionals on workplace issues regarding Mental Health and Addiction as an Employee Assistance Program professional.
    • Dana Lariviere will educate us on how he has successfully hired and promoted employees with a history of drug abuse who have been rejected by other employers after running background checks at his Telemarketing Company.
    • Brian Bouchard, who is an attorney at Sheehan Phinney, will share his legal perspective

    The objective of this course is to open our minds to hiring and supporting those with a history of mental health and or addiction issues as well as the families of those who struggle with these diseases.

    About the Panelists:

    Bill Irvine has over 35 years of Human Resource experiences. Prior to creating Irvine Consulting Group in 2007, he was VP of Human Resources at a large NH based Healthcare organization; Bill actively coaches Executives and Directors in leadership principles. His coaching practice focuses on aligning organizational core values, purpose and processes with performance expectations of the individual contributor.

    He has taught Principles of Human Resource Management, Corporate Social Responsible Leadership, Total Rewards (Compensation and Benefits), Business Leadership and Human Organizational Behavior on the graduate level.   He provides leadership development and training programs on various subjects including teams, communications, performance management and customer service and he conducts HR Audits. He speaks at professional meetings and currently serves on the Hope for NH Recovery Board of Directors.   He holds a Bachelors Degree from Roger Williams University, a Masters from Rhode Island College and professional certificates from Bentley and UNH.

    He lives in South Portland, Me with his wife, Jean, of 36 years. Their son, Matt, died May 4, 2016 at the age of 28 after losing his struggle with medically prescribed opioids and ultimately heroin and fentanyl. He had been in and out of recovery since 2014.


    Stephanie Marshall has over 20 years experience in managing and providing comprehensive EAP and consulting services to a variety of regional and national customers. Through her EAP work she assists Human Resources professionals in dealing with troubled employees, risk management, and performance management.  Her training expertise includes Integrating Work and Life, Information Overload, and Stress Management.   Her consultation expertise is focused on Substance Abuse Fitness for Duty, Workplace Violence Prevention, and Flexible Work Options. 


    As founder and CEO, Dana Lariviere provides a wealth of experience from a career that has spanned more than 30 years. He has managed worldwide sales and sales channel operations for companies such as Aprisma Management Technologies, Digital Networks and Cabletron Systems. He has experience in senior executive sales and operational positions in the North America and EMEA markets. This combination of both direct and indirect sales channels for hardware, software and services, as well as his demonstrated expertise in all facets of sales operations, brings a distinct and unique advantage to our customers at Chameleon Group.

    In addition, Dana has served at the local community level in his hometown of Dover, NH as the chair of both the Cable Franchise Committee and the Ethics Commission. Chameleon Group has been named as an “Early Adopter” to the NH Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative. And has been featured on such platforms as the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and the Wall Street Journal for its’ work with the recovery community.


    Working in restaurants throughout high school, college, and law school taught Brian Bouchard one unforgettable lesson: client service is job one. Since joining Sheehan Phinney in 2013, that mantra has been a driving force behind Brian’s legal practice. Originally trained as a philosopher, he embarked on a legal career after college to find the intersection between ideas and practice. Law fit that bill. Today, as a litigator focused on labor and employment, land use, and construction issues, Brian is driven by client service and by finding answers to the legal questions his clients raise. Brian has written and lectured on legal topics throughout the Granite State, and he is never unimpressed by the complex issues facing employers, businesses, and individuals on a daily basis.

    “If we are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle.

    Register HERE


    Thank you to our sponsor, Jackson Lewis: