Who We Are
Who We Are
In this section you will find all that you need to know about our board and staff, mission, history, impact and frequently asked questions. If you want to learn more about our organization, just follow the links on the left for more information.
The staff at Faces & Voices of Recovery are experienced, dedicated professionals who carry out the mission and programs of the organization. They bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to the work they do. As a recovery community organization (RCO) , we value having the majority, if not all, of our staff identifying as individuals in long-term recovery from alcohol and/or other drug addiction.
The elected board members of Faces & Voices of Recovery are a voluntary group of leaders who serve the addiction recovery community. The board jointly oversee the activities of the organization, supports its membership, and the implementation of the strategic plan. The board is organized in terms of officers — Chairperson, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. As a national organization led and governed by the recovery community, over 51% of our Board members are individuals in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs and bring their personal lived experience of recovery to guiding the organization.
Our Advisory Council
We are also very fortunate to have a National Advisory Council composed of activists, musicians, actors, artists, comedians and other public figures who are dedicated to being Ambassadors of Faces & Voices of Recovery's mission. They carry a strong and effective message of hope in recovery and each have made a significant impact on improving the public's perception of addiction and recovery through their own work in the United States and internationally.
Our members are individuals who believe that by eliminating stigma and discrimination and removing barriers to recovery more Americans will lead healthy lives in long-term recovery. Together we advance policies that reduce discrimination, and seek solutions that promote access to the treatment and recovery support services necessary to live a life in recovery. We work to ensure that Federal and State policies reflect the hope and resilience found in communities of recovery working to help others through a comprehensive approach to solving the addiction crisis in America.
When you become a Faces & Voices of Recovery Affiliate, you’re joining a movement to build recovery-ready communities, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and celebrate over 23 million Americans in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Your organization will be a part of the nation’s leading recovery advocacy organization. Your voice will be heard in the halls of Congress. Your efforts will be recognized on a national level. You will be part of our growing family. We look forward to being part of yours!
A GLOBAL RECOVERY COMMUNITY: A MODEL PROGRAM REPLICATED ACROSS THE GLOBE
As the nation's leading grassroots recovery advocacy organization, Faces & Voices has become a model for numerous international recovery advocacy movements.