The Recovery Bill of Rights
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A 21-member Board of Directors advises and directs Faces & Voices of Recovery. Thirteen regional representatives are working to link recovery advocates within their region and build our movement from the grassroots up.
Faces & Voices Board of Directors
Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT)
- Central Rockies
Advocates for Recovery – Colorado
- Great Lakes
Ohio Citizen Advocates for Chemical Dependency Prevention & Treatment (OCA)
Minnesota Recovery Connection
St. Paul, MN
Keystone Treatment Center and Addiction Academy for Family Services
Lee's Summit, MO
- New England
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
- Northeast Caribbean
Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA)
Friends of Recovery - New York (FOR-NY)
Dix Hills, NY
Hands Across the Bridge
Tom Horvath, Ph.D.
La Jolla, CA
People Advocating Recovery (PAR)
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
- South Southwest
El Paso Alliance, Inc.
El Paso, TX
- Tim Cheney
Floridians for Recovery
Vero Beach, FL
- Dona Dmitrovic
Optum Behavioral Solutions
- Laura Griffith
- Steve Gumbley
Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) of New England
- Ed Jurith
Office of National Drug Control Policy
- Chris Kelly
Advocates for Recovery through Medicine (ARM-DC)
- Patty McCarthy Metcalf
Center for Social Innovation
- Justin Luke Riley
Young People in Recovery (YPR)
- Jose Rodriguez
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Tim is the President of Floridians for Recovery, a grass roots addiction recovery advocacy organization, and the managing partner of Chooper's Guide, a comprehensive addiction treatment and information and resource web portal. He also owns and operates Clark's Cove Farm & Inn in Maine. He's been involved professionally and personally with addiction treatment, recovery and research for thirty five years and has been in recovery since July of 1981.
He received a BA. from Boston University in Sociology, attended Yale Divinity School and holds designations of Certified Personnel Consultant and Certified International Personnel Consultant.
Professionally, he has worked as the Director of Research, City of Boston Drug Treatment Program; Acting Director of Boston's largest Methadone Program and the Program Director at the community correctional center in New Haven, CT, where he introduced Narcoticcs Anonymous into the Connecticut State Prison System. He is a past member of the Community Correspondents Group (now CEWG) as the Boston SMSA representative (five NIDA epidemiological publications).
Tim was the Founder and President of two Connecticut-based human resource and technology companies that he sold to an international public company. He served as Senior Vice President and Regional Executive and went on to become Chairman of the International Division.
Tim has been active in the substance abuse and child welfare communities for thirty years. He serves on the following boards: Children's Home Society of the Treasure Coast, Substance Abuse Awareness Council of Indian River and The Moorings Property Owners Association. He is the recipient of the following advocacy awards: Children's Home Society of Florida - Treasure Coast Division - The David & Lorraine Thomas Child Advocate Award 2009; Congressional Award - Flag of the United States for Advocacy with Foster Children 2009; Guardian AD Litem 19TH Judicial District - Florida Annual Child Advocacy Award.
Dona is the Director of Consumer Affairs, Substance Use Disorders at Optum Behavioral Solutions. Dona has been in long-term recovery for 26 years which drives her passion to advocate for persons in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.
She directed the Center for Education and Advocacy of the Johnson Institute in Washington, DC, where she managed Recovery Ambassador workshops across the country, National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month events and assisted with the annual "America Honors Recovery" luncheon. She was the first executive director of the recovery advocacy organization, PA Recovery Organizations Alliance, Inc. (PRO-A) and has worked in the human service field for 25 years with 20 years in health-related public policy.
Dona has a Master's Degree in Human Services from Lincoln University and served as a 2000 mentor for the Robert Wood Johnson Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse Fellowship Program. She has been a keynote speaker for many national, state and local conferences and workshops.
Laura is the Founder and Executive Director of Recover Wyoming which was created in 2010. Previous to this effort, Laura was employed at the State of Wyoming, Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division as Treatment Manager, Block Grant Coordinator, and Women's Treatment Coordinator. Her vision of recovery support services in her state was, in part, developed through the Partners for Recovery/Addiction Technology Transfer Center's Leadership Institute's Mission Possible: A.C.T.S. for Self Leadership Program. Recover Wyoming is a charter member of the Association of Recovery Community Organizations and Laura is currently a member of the Mountain West ATTC Recovery Support Committee.
Recover Wyoming recently received a federal grant from SAMHHA's BRSS TACS Peer-Run Organization grant program to implement the Recovery Coaching Program and state funding for volunteer development and other peer recovery services. The Recovery Community Center is located in Cheyenne, WY in a former auto dealer showroom enabling Recover Wyoming to host community events, 12-Step meetings, a bank of computers for recoverees to use, a Kid Zone, kitchen and office space.
Laura holds a B.S in Communication and a M.A. in Adult Education from the University of Wyoming. As a person in long-term recovery, Laura taps her personal struggle to sobriety to develop programs at Recover Wyoming.
In recovery since 1986, Steve has been an advocate, educator, clinician, and administrator in addiction treatment and recovery services. He is presently the Co-Director of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England. He is a founder of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at Rhode Island College, and presently chairs its steering committee.
My father was sober for many years before his death. Two of his grandmothers died of alcoholism. Although the disease of addiction often destroys individuals and families, I want people to know that recovery can make them whole again.
Patty McCarthy Metcalf
Patty McCarthy Metcalf joined the Faces and Voices Board of Directors in 2009 as the New England Regional Representative and has served on the Nominating Committee and as the Chairperson of the Membership/Outreach Committee . She is actively involved with Faces and Voices' RCO Accreditation Advisory Council and the RCO Accreditation Standards Committee. Patty is the Director of Friends of Recovery- Vermont (FOR-VT), a statewide grassroots recovery community organization based in Montpelier, Vermont. FOR-VT is a Charter Member of the Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) at Faces & Voices of Recovery. Patty's primary interest is in strengthening policies and systems to be more inclusive of the valuable skills, talents and contributions of the recovery community.
As a person in long-term recovery since November 1989, I am personally and professionally committed to helping individuals and families speak out and support each other as they advocate for recovery. To me, recovery is living, not just surviving. It's about helping others, being active in the recovery process, learning something new each day, being happy and loving it!. My recovery has given me the opportunity to get sober at a young age and become a loving wife, mother and grandmother (yes, it's true!) Recovery works and is making life better for millions of Americans.
Justin Luke Riley
Justin Luke Riley manages his own consulting firm and is the new Board Secretary. He has worked in the field of recovery since he was 19 years old, Managing his first Adult Rehabilitation Center at 20 years of age and starting consulting with recovery organization at 21 years of age. He is spokesperson for young people in recovery from coast to coast. As a person in long term recovery, he is excited to bring capacity and direction as an At Large Board Member for Faces & Voices of Recovery.
Jose Rodriguez worked in the mental health and substance abuse treatment field for more than 10 years in various modalities with youth and adults as an outreach worker, substance abuse assessor, drop in center counselor, HIV case manager, and supervisor of corrections and community based offender services and housing programs. His knowledge in substance abuse, mental health, HIV, homelessness, and criminal justice aided in the development and delivery of services and programs and public policy focused on reducing public health issues, criminal justice recidivism, and homelessness.
In 2008, he joined the Office of Councilmember Alarcón as the liaison with law enforcement and public health on recommending, adopting, and implementing administrative and legislative policy. His special projects and legislative work includes the Sayre Fire Disaster Recovery, Tobacco Prevention and Control, Underage Drinking Prevention, Homeless Services, and Gang Reduction Strategy. He has worked on local and state campaigns and advised various groups on strategy and negotiations
He graduated from Glendale College, Addiction Studies Program and UCLA School of Public Health, Health Care Management and Leadership Program and is a credentialed member of The CA Association of Alcoholism and Drub Abuse Counselors and the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators.