Board of Directors
Jeremiah Gardner has worked in communications and public affairs for more than 25 years, including the past nine with the nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, where his responsibilities include media relations, strategic communications and public advocacy. A former reporter and editor with The Associated Press, he has been published in newspapers nationwide and was once named outstanding graduate at The Fund for American Studies Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. Jeremiah’s work history also includes several years in training and development at a Fortune 1000-size private company, which led to his co-authoring a leadership development book entitled Zero to Something (2014). A person in long-term recovery, Jeremiah is grateful for the opportunity to support others affected by substance use and mental health conditions. In addition to his role on the board of Faces & Voices of Recovery, he serves on the board of Dissonance, a Minnesota nonprofit that advocates for recovery and mental health through the arts. As chief spokesperson at Hazelden Betty Ford, Jeremiah writes and speaks frequently about recovery and related topics, has testified before Congress, and served as a historical consultant on multiple documentary film projects. Jeremiah earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from South Dakota State University and a master’s degree in addiction studies from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He is licensed as a counselor in Minnesota, where he lives with his spouse and twin sons.