In 2018 STEP Industries and The Mooring Programs merged to become Apricity, a progressive recovery community. The leadership team brought to life the vision of a one-of-a-kind recovery organization that offers treatment, employment, transitional living, and education like no other in the country.

Apricity Leadership Team Jolie Michelle and Dan

Apricity Executive Staff

Apricity Leadership Team Michelle Devine Giese

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Devine Giese

Michelle is CEO of Apricity, which includes residential treatment, contract packaging, sober living and recovery support services. She is a graduate of UW Stout with a BS in Business Administration. She holds an AODA Certificate from UW Madison and Fox Valley Technical College and is a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. Michelle has been on her recovery journey since 1995 joining STEP Industries in 1996. Michelle played a key role in the 2018 merge of Mooring Programs and STEP Industries to become Apricity.

Apricity Leadership Team Dan Haak

President, Contract Packaging and Recovery Support

Dan Haak

Dan went to treatment at Mooring Programs in 1997, and began at STEP Industries as an employee in 1998. Dan became a staff member at STEP Industries in 1999 as Team Leader, then Warehouse Manager, and then Vice President of STEP Industries. Dan played a crucial role in the 2018 merge of Mooring Programs and STEP Industries to become Apricity. Dan is currently President of Apricity Contract Packaging and Recovery Support.

Apricity Leadership Team Jolie VerVoort

President, Residential Treatment Services

Jolie VerVoort

Jolie started at Mooring Programs as an intern in 2004 while she was finishing her Associate's Degree from Fox Valley Technical College in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling. Throughout her tenure at Mooring Programs, Jolie has held several different positions: House Manager, Substance Abuse Counselor and Business Manager. Jolie played a vital role in the 2018 merge of Mooring Programs and STEP Industries to become Apricity. In 2018 Jolie became President of Residential Treatment Services. Jolie is licensed through the State of Wisconsin as a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and a Clinical Supervisor.

Apricity Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

Board of Directors

Mike Frisch
Appleton Police Department Captain (retired)

Cor Bosselaar
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

John Pranica
School Software Group (retired)

Karen Harkness
Karen Harkness Consulting

Michelle Devine Giese
Chief Executive Officer - Apricity

Mary Jane Grissman
Little Chute Area School District (retired)

Karen Laws
Community Advocate

Dan Squires
Fox Valley Technical College

Mike Sandercock
Pierce Manufacturing (aka: Oshkosh Corporation)

Sean Kuether

Wade Uhlenbrauck
Miron Construction

Brian Westphal
ADL Monitoring Solutions

Advisory Committee

Katie Blom
Amundsen Davis, LLC