The Recovery Leadership Summit

June 4-7, 2023

The Recovery Leadership Summit unites recovery advocates from across the nation for networking and a variety of exciting learning opportunities.

The summit also hosts the America Honors Recovery Gala & Dinner, an awards ceremony honoring the leaders of the recovery advocacy movement.

Join us this June 4-7 in Washington D.C., as a sponsor, exhibitor or presenter!

America Honors Recovery
Gala & Dinner

June 5, 2023 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Join us at the Capital Hilton to honor leaders of the recovery advocacy movement throughout the America Honors Recovery (AHR) Gala & Dinner.

AHR salutes the legacies of dynamic recovery trailblazers who dedicated their lives to removing barriers for individuals and families affected by addiction and honors the future of their legacies.

Hill Day

June 7, 2023

Hill Day provides an opportunity for grassroots advocates to meet with elected officials and their staffers and to speak candidly about the challenges those in recovery from substance use are facing.

In sharing our stories and lived experiences, we help policymakers recognize the critical importance of recovery support services and influence legislation and policy that support these efforts.

The Equity Dinner

June 4, 2023 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

We invite our community to join us for dinner and conversations which explore equity in recovery. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is critical to Faces & Voices of Recovery's efforts and values. When we lead by example, we can inspire the change we seek.

Please note that the Equity Dinner is at maximum capacity; we can no longer accept registrations for this event.

Keynote Speakers


Beth Macy

Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author

Stephen Loyd, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Cedar Recovery

Dr. Felecia Pullen

President & CEO, Let's Talk SAFETY, Inc.

Breakout Presenters

Kelvin Young

Certified Sound Healer and Owner, Kelvin Young, LLC

Flo Hilliard

Sr. Admin. Special Program Mgr, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Heather Ogden

Linkage to Care Coordinator, CDC Foundation

Melanie Beddis

Director of Programs

Chelsea Dueitt Burge

National Partnerships Manager, The Phoenix

Sarah Dalia

Product Manager, The Phoenix

Pamela Lanhart

Founder, Co-Executive Director, Thrive Family Recovery Resources

Dr. Pierluigi Mancini

Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Expert

Honesty Liller

CEO, The McShin Foundation

Zina Rodriguez

Social Worker, Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Diversity Executive

Chelsea White-Hoglen

Deputy Organizing Director, Vot-ER

Jacki Hillios

Executive Director, The Phoenix

Lynette Cashaw-Davis


Elizabeth Cruz

Elizabeth Cruz, Womens Justice Institute

Karen Scott

President, Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

Libby Jones

Program Director of GHAI’s Overdose Prevention Initiative

ShaRon Heath

VORSMC Executive Director

Marianna Reid

Manager, Faces & Voices of Recovery

Tracie Gardner

Senior Vice President of Policy Advocacy, LAC

Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W.

Director of the Office of Recovery (OR), SAHMSA

Joe Powell

President/CEO, Association of Persons Affected by Addiction

O’Nesha Cochran

Community Liaison, Miracles Club

Tony Vezina

Executive Director, 4D Recovery

Brian Sims

National Director, Project: REBIRTH

Sierra Castedo de Martell

Doctoral Candidate, UTHealth School of Public Health

Susan Kennedy

Senior Director, AcademyHealth

Donna Woods

Founder, OCARTA

Kristina Padilla

VP of Education and Strategic Development, California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals

Dr. Dietra Hawkins

Chief Executive Officer, Both and Partners

Robert Morrison

Executive Director and Director Legislative Affairs, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

Jon Picard

Manager, Faces & Voices of Recovery

Leigh Beck

Member, Provider Circle, Vot-ER

Nelson Spence

Manager, Faces & Voices of Recovery

Iisha Wesley

Executive Director, Minority Recovery Collective Inc. (MRCI)

Dr. Felecia Pullen

President & CEO, Let's Talk SAFETY, Inc.

Philip Rutherford

COO, Faces & Voices of Recovery

Dr. Angelia Smith-Wilson

Executive Director, Friends of Recovery - New York

Ken Shatzkes

Program Director, Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

Karla Castro-Soto

Director of Helpline Services, Partnership to End Addiction

Lois Stepney

Clinical Program Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Maurizio Guerrero

Associate Director, Spanish Language Content

Jonathan Lofgren

Faculty, Trainer, Minneapolis College

Tom Jackson

Organizer, Virginia Recovery Advocacy Project

Tarusa Stewart

Founder and Executive Director, iHOPE

Gretchen Bergman

Executive Director, A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing)

Theresa M. Knorr

Director of Education and Training, Friends of Recovery - New York

Beth Connolly

Assistant Director of the Office of Public Health, ONDCP

Michael Gluck

Vice President, AcademyHealth

Stephanie Campbell

Director, NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)

Ryan Greenstein

Associate Director of Advocacy for GHAI’s Overdose Prevention Initiative

Tara Moreno-Wallen

Executive Director, Serenity House Community

Sarah Laurel

Executive Director, Savage Sisters Recovery Inc

The Phoenix

Healing through Fitness & Personal Connection

Jules Martinez

Clinical Director, Latino Behavioral Health Services

Patty McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer, Faces & Voices of Recovery

Monty Burks


Alison Webb

Organizer, Virginia Recovery Advocacy Project

Karen Chrapek, RRT, CRPS-A

Executive Director, Volusia Recovery Alliance, Inc

Joyce Lyons

Project Manager, Rural Crisis Center Network

Darrell Keim

Executive Director, Latah Recovery Community Center, Inc.

Joseph Green

Chief Executive Officer, LMSvoice

Javier Alegre

Executive Director, Latino Behavioral Health Services

Dr. Rahul Gupta

Director of National Drug Control Policy and lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

Natasha Cheatham


Serena Gunn

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Laurie Johnson-Wade

Co-Founding Director, Lost Dreams Awakening (LDA) Recovery Community Organization


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Key Dates

January 3, 2023 Early Bird Registration Opens
January 3, 2023 Awards Nomination Opens
January 10, 2023 Presentation Proposal Submission Opens
January 10, 2023 Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities Open
February 10, 2023 Presentation Proposals Deadline
February 28, 2023 Early Bird Registration Deadline
March 17, 2023 Awards Nomination Deadline
April 7, 2023 Scholarship Application Deadline
May 12, 2023 Capital Hilton Room Block Deadline
June 3, 2023 Regular Registration Pricing Ends

The Venue & Hotel

The Capital Hilton is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., less than a mile from the McPherson Sq metro station.

1001 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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