Philip Rutherford

Phil Rutherford is the Director of Operations of Faces & Voices of Recovery. Phil is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, a passionate member of the Recovery Community, and possesses a self-described Doctorate from the school of Hard Knocks. Phil has a BA in Psychology with a specialization in Substance Use Disorders. Phil’s recent experience as…

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Tyrell Moyd

Tyrell Moyd began serving in the Behavioral Health profession full-time in April 2012.  As a Workforce Development Coordinator, he created an intensive workforce development program which taught individuals professional soft skills as well as provided hands on technical skills in various areas. Tyrell grew in his profession, and went on to become the Director of…

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Patty McCarthy Metcalf

Patty McCarthy Metcalf, M.S., is the executive director of Faces & Voices of Recovery, a national recovery advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.  Prior to joining Faces & Voices, she was a senior associate with the Center for Social Innovation (C4), where she served as a deputy director of SAMHSA’s BRSS TACS initiative.  Patty served for a decade as…

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Joseph Hogan-Sanchez

Originally from El Paso, Joseph first began working in the recovery field after joining the Continuation and Development Team of the same non-profit organization that assisted him in his own early recovery, the Recovery Alliance of El Paso. He celebrates the commencement of his recovery on October 2, 2005. As a distinguished graduate of the…

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Deborah Garrett

Deborah Garrett comes to Faces & Voices of Recovery with significant participation in the growth and development of peer services and recovery community organizations (RCO’s) in her home state of Michigan. She has provided technical assistance to local prevention coalitions using SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. She has trained and helped develop curriculum for peer support services, and delivered services…

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Kristen Aja

Kristen Aja has been involved in peer-based recovery for over a decade.  Shortly after she started her own recovery journey, she was on a community team that opened the 11th recovery community center in the State of Vermont.   In 2013 she was hired at the Vermont Recovery Network and has extensive experience in program design and implementation, training, data collection and outcome measures, collaborations with stakeholders and community…

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Jesse Wheeler

Jesse Wheeler, a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder, was born in Edmonds, Washington and has spent much of his life living in the western states. After enduring several years of addiction, he entered into treatment, and recovery, at the age of 18. When faced with the challenges of finding housing, employment and…

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