Theresa O’Laughlin is of American, Ethiopian and Ghanaian heritage. She comes to Faces and Voices of Recovery from Recovery Africa, Inc. a non-profit based in Maryland with recovery programs in Ghana, where she serves as the Executive Director. Theresa has a Master’s Degree in International Development from American University, DC and a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics and Spanish from University of San Francisco, CA. She stays active chasing after her two-year old son, a Shih-Tzu, two rescued cats and her loving husband. She is a woman in recovery since 2013.