Reed Byers is a Professional Speaker, Coach, and Consultant who is passionate about serving youth, civic engagement, creating innovative solutions to social challenges, and developing robust substance use prevention strategies.
He uses his lived experience with mental illness and addiction to empower others to find their unique road to recovery while promoting health and relationship building throughout the community. As an individual who needed help and support, he knows firsthand the value of having someone available to support, cheer and assist in the process of change.
Byers is a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist(PRSS), a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Certified Race Director, community organizer, and mental health and youth advocate. He stays active in his community by serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Circle’s Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Reed has been recognized for his work in the community by Philanthropy West Virginia with the 2021 Spirit of Philanthropy – Individual Philanthropist Award, by GiveMore Connections with the 2021 “Birdie Award”, by the Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce as he was nominated for the 2021 Young Business Leader of the Year Award, and with the 2022 WV Speaks Award during Overdose Awareness Day for advocating on behalf of West Virginia’s recovery and family communities.