Dr. VonZell Wade is the Co-founder of Lost Dreams Awakening, a 501c3 Recovery Community Organization located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wade is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and the owner of Luo Counseling Center, Lower Burrell, PA. Dr. Wade is a life-long resident of the community where he graduated from Valley High School, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services; and continued his education at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned his Master of Science in Education and his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Wade is a lifeCertified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Recovery Coach Trainer of Trainers (TOT) and an adjunct faculty member of Faces and Voices of Recovery, Washington, DC. Dr. Wade is also the co-developer of Pennsylvania’s Peer Recovery Support Workforce (PRSW) Program – a six-week curriculum developed in response to the Covid-19 crisis PRSW. Dr. Wade has provided care and trainings in the realm of drug and alcohol and mental health for several decades; serving both the adult and adolescent population. Dr. Wade is a person in active, ongoing, long-term recovery, established in 1991, and he has been an active participant in various recovery pathways, self-help, and change groups. Dr. Wade is the husband of Laurie Johnson-Wade, the proud father of two daughters, a son, and the proud grandfather of six beautiful grandsons. Dr. Wade’s greatest strength is humor and he loves to laugh.