Mariel Hufnagel

Guided by an unwavering dedication to honor the innate worth and dignity of all human beings, and devoted to social, racial, economic and environmental justice, Mariel has long been a…

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Carey Parrott

Carey Parrott is the founder and CEO of Parrott Counseling Services, LLC, which provides mental health and addictions counseling for individuals and families. Carey is a two- time graduate of…

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Sheri Jackson

Sheri currently serves as the Program Manager for a Federal TCE/HIV Grant at the Houston Recovery Center (HRC) in Houston Texas. Prior to joining the staff at HRC, she was…

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Joe Powell

Joe Powell is in long term recovery with thirty-one year’s free of alcohol and other drugs. President/CEO of APAA-Association of Persons Affected by Addiction in Dallas, a recovery community organization…

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Javier Soto

Javier Soto is originally from Laredo, Tx.  He graduated from Texas A&M International University with a Psychology major and minor in Sociology.  Javier moved to Austin in the Summer of…

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Heather Rodriguez

Heather Rodriguez is the Director of the Indiana Recovery Network and Manager of Recovery Community Development with Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition, a member of ARCO. Heather is a graduate of…

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Darrin Acker

Darrin Acker joined the staff of Communities for Recovery (CforR) in June of 2014 as Grants Manager, moving up to Program Manager, then Executive Director in 2019. Darrin played an instrumental role in the growth of CforR, as well as…

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Chad Sabora

Chad Sabora is a former drug user and also a former prosecuting attorney from Chicago. Chad works on many areas that involve substance use disorder and is a consultant with the federal government.…

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Austin Wright

Austin Wright works as a peer support specialist for Rebel Recovery FL, a non profit harm reduction and peer support agency in Palm Beach County, Florida. He manages the RADD (Resilience Against…

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Laurie Johnson-Wade

Laurie Johnson-Wade, CRS, CFRS, RSS, CBC, CRC, FPS, RSS Laurie, along with her husband, Dr. VonZell Wade, Co-Founded the Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Organization (RCO), and the LDA Recovery…

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