Kelly Chance

Kelly Chance is the Development Associate for Faces & Voices of Recovery. Kelly has a BA in History, with specializations in African American History and Appalachian History, and a minor in Business, which she earned from West Virginia State University. She completed a MA in Humanities, in 2006, with a specialization in History from Marshall…

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Tirza Holden

Tirza Holden, MBA is a Recovery Data Platform (RDP) Support Specialist with Faces and Voices of Recovery. A decade ago, she began working for an accreditation organization where she became aware of how important quality data was to quality care. Passionate about Data and Improved Outcomes in Healthcare, she focused her education and work efforts…

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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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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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Patty McCarthy

Patty McCarthy, 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 the…

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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 has been involved in peer-based recovery for over a decade.  Shortly after she began her own recovery journey, she joined a community team that opened the 11th recovery community organization in the State of Vermont.   In 2013 Kristen was hired at the Vermont Recovery Network and held various positions over the years supporting peer…

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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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