The Recovery Bill of Rights
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A 22-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
Hands Across the Bridge
- Great Lakes
Ohio Citizen Advocates for Chemical Dependency Prevention & Treatment (OCA)
- Gulf Coast
El Paso Alliance, Inc.
El Paso, TX
Missouri Recovery Network
Jefferson City, MO
People Advocating Recovery
Advocates for Recovery – Colorado
- New England
Friends Of Recovery - VT
Stepping Stone of San Diego and National Association on Alcohol, Drugs & Disability
San Diego, CA
Nell Hurley, Vice Chair
Minnesota Recovery Connection
St. Paul, MN
Vero Beach, FL
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
- Dona Dmitrovic, Chair
The RASE Project
- Laura Griffith
- Steve Gumbley
Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England
- Marco Jaccome
Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc. (HAS)
- Ed Jurith
Office of National Drug Control Policy
- Chris Kelly
Advocates for Recovery through Medicine (ARM-DC)
- Justin Luke Riley, Secretary
Young People in Recovery
- Phillip Valentine, Treasurer
Connecitcut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
Dona is the Assistant Director of the RASE Project in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she manages the Buprenorphine Coordinator Program. 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.
Marco E. Jacome has been working in the field of social services for more than thirty years. He holds a Masters Degree in Family Therapy, and is licensed by the State of Illinois. The last twenty-two years has been with Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc. (H.A.S.), a behavioral health care organization. During the last sixteen years he has served as the Chief Executive Officer.
He also serves as a Regional Advisory Board Member for the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Board Member of Norwegian American Hospital Foundation, Past Board President and current Board Member of the Illinois Alcoholism Drug Dependency Association (IADDA), and serves in many other local community committees.
In 2010, Mr. Jacome was named as one of Hispanic Business magazine’s “100 Influentials,” its yearly selection of Latinos who have made significant, national contributions in government, business, academics, or the arts. Mr. Jacome is a national speaker in the field of addictions and has contributed to several documentary studies on addictions.
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.
Phil Valentine is the Executive Director for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). He has been an integral component in this recovery community organization since January 1999. An accomplished speaker and presenter, he has gained recognition as a strong leader in the recovery community; in 2006 the Johnson Institute recognized his efforts with an America Honors Recovery award. In 2008, Faces & Voices of Recovery honored CCAR with the first Joel Hernandez Voice of the Recovery Community Award as the outstanding recovery community organization in the country. In 2009, the Hartford Business Journal named him the Non-profit Executive of the Year. Currently, he is spearheading CCAR's effort to build a statewide network of recovery community centers that feature innovative peer recovery support services like telephone recovery support, All-Recovery groups and Recovery Works! employment services. Phil has been instrumental in the development of CCAR's highly-acclaimed videos "Putting a Face on Recovery!", "The Healing Power of Recovery" and "Legacy of Hope: Recovery Elders Video Project". He served as CCAR's point man for the first seven "Recovery Walks!", annual walks held for those in support of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. He has designed and facilitated several trainings including the "Recovery Perspective - Beyond the Treatment Episode" and "The Language of Recovery". Phil has willingly shared his experience and expertise with other Recovery Community Organizations. In recovery since December 28, 1987, he is the author of "Hooked on Recovery", a blog that has informed the general public about his personal recovery process. Phil believes that being public about his own recovery from alcohol and cocaine addiction helps ease the discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery. He strives to "soften the community" to recovery. A University of Connecticut graduate, he has prior experience as a community counselor in a detox/residential treatment setting and in the field of prevention. He is married and has five children. He coaches youth soccer and his favorite hobbies are surf fishing, golf and movies.