Keegan Wicks

Since 2013 Keegan has actively worked in the recovery field through roles in advocacy, counseling, and management. A person in long-term recovery since December 2009, Keegan has first-hand experience living and maintaining an active, healthy, substance-free lifestyle. Keegan’s personal commitment to helping show others a path to a brighter future began with his own program…

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Donald Whitehead

Donald Whitehead is recognized as one of the country’s foremost experts on homelessness, addiction and poverty. Donald has over 20 years of experience in non-profit management including is his current role as Director of Men’s Services at the Orlando Coalition for the Homeless.  Donald served as the Executive Director of The National Coalition for the Homeless,…

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Tonya Wheeler

Tonya is a founding board member of Advocates for Recovery Colorado and has been the Executive Director of the organization since 2009. She is a Certified Peer & Family Specialist and Certified Addictions Counselor – Level III in Colorado. Tonya has been in long-term recovery since 1990, and her passion for helping others has remained evident in her work in recovery, advocacy…

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Beth Terrence

Beth Terrence is on a mission — to engage individuals, families, communities and organizations in discovering and enhancing the experience of recovery and wellness through the exploration of holistic and multiple pathways of recovery.  She believes that “recovery is possible for everyone” and wishes to be a catalyst for change in the lives of those…

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Hannah Rose

Hannah Rose has been working with individuals with addiction, trauma, and mental health conditions both formally and informally for 32 years. Her passion for social justice and equal voice has been the source of her motivation and inspiration throughout her career. Most recently, Ms. Rose served on a team that provided technical assistance to Recovery…

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Jared Owen

Jared Owen was in graduate school at MIT when he became addicted to opioids. His life spiraled out of control.  He was sent to a residential treatment facility called the Meridian House in East Boston where he stayed a full year before graduating in February of 2016.  Jared has now been in recovery for 5 years and…

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Jenna Neasbitt

Training and educational speaking allow trainers to seize opportunities and create real dialogues about real experiences, with real people. For me, providing training and education is a shared experience in humanity, because everyone has a story. I have found that embracing ambivalence and resistance is just as important as celebrating acceptance and enthusiasm within any dialogue. Assessing the receptivity of the group, remaining aware, accessible, and authentic, is vital to the processes of training and education.…

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Dean LeMire

Sought-after presenter, trainer, writer, peer provider, and ‘builder’ for addiction recovery systems development. Cofounder and continued partner for awards-winning organizations (SOS Recovery Community Organization, the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition), and a multi-county syringe services program (Hand Up Health Services).

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Brandon George

Brandon George is the Director of Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition (IAIC), which advocates for addiction through public policy and education.  As a person in long-term recovery, Brandon has dedicated his time both personally and professionally, to fighting addiction and promoting recovery. His personal experience, education and professional accomplishments give him a unique perspective and outlook…

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Dona Dmitrovic

Dona Dmitrovic is the Executive Director of Foundation for Recovery, a Recovery Community Organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dona is the former National Director of Consumer Affairs for Substance Use Disorders within the Product Innovation team at Optum, United Health Group. Her current role combines leading Foundation for Recovery to the next phase in organizational…

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