Susan Tembeck Riccardi volunteers her time and experience since 2005. She often acts as the Director of the Fellowship Living Facilities Women’s House. Susan joined Alcoholics Anonymous in 1981 and then added Narcotics Anonymous meetings for a while. Susan is also a member of ACOA, Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Relations. She believes “ACOA” is the senior level of Emotional Sobriety. After 19 years clean and sober, she suffered a severe bipolar episode. Through this experience, Susan became more deeply involved with the spiritual experience of the 12 Steps. Susan is presently very active in the AA program here in Broward County where she supports women, is a member of BCIC bringing meetings into institutions, offers her time and support to her home group and any suffering alcoholic/addict in need of help.
Susan is originally from Yonkers, New York. She met Rick in an AA meeting in Battery Park City where they both lived. Their long term friendship turned into a romance and in 1999 they moved to South Florida. Susan has one son, Curtis Tembeck who is a musician and songwriter residing in Berlin, Germany.
Susan has worked with women in and out of recovery for most of her life. She worked in women’s retail clothing stores as a salesperson, store manager, district manager, regional manager and national director. Susan was honored with many managerial awards throughout her retail career. In addition, as a volunteer she brings to Fellowship a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained from her experience as both Director of Human Resources and Executive Director of Advertising.