Board of Directors
Lawrence Medina has 25 years’ experience managing successful nonprofits serving addiction and criminal justice clients in urban, rural, and frontier communities. He has also brought expertise in program design and development, fiscal management, strategic planning, marketing, and continuous quality improvement, to many programs as a consultant. He is the Executive Director for Rio Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program and Director of Operations for Golden Willow Counseling that serves residents in northern New Mexico. He recently managed the startup of Sangre de Cristo House, a women’s transitional living program, serving pregnant women, women with children, and women transitioning from the correctional system. Mr. Medina led an award- winning organization, Concerned Parents of Pueblo that received the “National Family Volunteer Day Award” by the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC in 2001.
He has served on many boards and advisory committees including the Con Alma Health Foundation, Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board Member–U.S. Department of Energy, and Recovery Communities of New Mexico Advisory Committee. Mr. Medina was the co-founder of a recovery community organization, Recovery-Friendly Taos County, an ARCO Charter Member since 2013. Currently, he is serving on the Board of Directors with the Behavioral Health Providers’ Association of New Mexico; Committee Chair for the New Mexico Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SABG) Block Grant Independent Peer Review Committee, and services on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council, Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Medina has been in long-term recovery for over 29 years and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.