Ginny LaRue, MNM is the Director of the All in for Florida: A Recovery Project, which is a three-year grant generously funded by the Aetna Foundation with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA). She was the Executive Director of the LaRue House, a women’s recovery residence located in Daytona Beach, Florida for 10 years. Ms. LaRue previously worked for the University of Central Florida (UCF) serving as an academic advisor and career coach and was an adjunct professor for Daytona State College. Ms. LaRue completed her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a master’s degree in Non-Profit Management, both from the University of Central Florida.
Ms. LaRue is focused on creating a recovery epidemic by encouraging supportive grassroots efforts in the development of Recovery Community Organizations (RCO’s) throughout Florida. She is a passionate advocate for the voice of recovery, using her own lived recovery experience to reach others who are struggling. She is a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist. Her passion is to ensure voices of lived recovery experiences are heard and stories of radical hope are used as a basis for changing the way substance use and recovery is perceived.