Sandi Coyle, 38, Exeter
Sandi Coyle, 38, of Exeter is executive director of Granite Pathways.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
I found myself free from addiction and engaged in multiple pathways for recovery over 12 years ago because of the support and connections that were extended to me by other people. Since then, I’ve continued to serve alongside so many people in a fearless movement to advance prevention, treatment and recovery options for those impacted by substance use disorders in our communities and across the country. It’s important that I live my life with purpose.
Why did you choose your profession?
It chose me. I stay true to my heart, work hard for what I believe in, and adhere to the principle that we’re stronger together by surrounding myself with competent and compassionate partners.
What was your last major achievement: In June of 2016, I led the opening of Safe Harbor Recovery Center located in Portsmouth. This vision emerged as a grassroots community effort during the onset of what is now referred to as the “opioid epidemic.” The program now has three full-time staff and is increasing programs to serve every pocket of the Greater Seacoast region.
Volunteer activities: Volunteer teacher for Yoga 12-Step Recovery; serve as chair of the board for N.H. Providers Association; volunteer and champion for Phoenix Multisport.