Recovery Leadership Summit (RLS)

Supporting Recovery Leaders since 2001

Join Us Virtually in October!

October 4 - 6, 2021

Recovery Leadership Summit

Come Virtually Celebrate with Us!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Faces & Voices of Recovery. In 20 years, many things have changed in the Recovery Movement, but our dedication to the mission has never wavered. Through your ongoing support we have been able to connect and help Recovery Community Organizations around the world and continue to work to change the way addiction and recovery are understood and embraced through advocacy, education and leadership.

Moving Forward Together

The 20th Anniversary Summit includes the America Honors Recovery Gala on Monday evening, October 4th. The Recovery Leadership Summit brings together recovery advocates from across the nation for networking and learning opportunities. Join us as a sponsor or exhibitor!

Save the Date

OCT 4 - 6, 2021 This Recovery Leadership Summit will be held over the course of four days and is filled with exceptional presentations, critical discussions and optional activities.

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NOTE: SAMHSA recovery grantees, ATTC Network staff and SSA representatives are welcome to join us!

Our Presenters

William L. White

Emeritus Senior Research Consultant

William L. White is an Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems / Lighthouse Institute. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 20 books. His book, Slaying the Dragon – The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, received the McGovern Family Foundation Award for the…

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Tracie Gardner

Vice President of Policy Advocacy

As Legal Action Center’s Vice President of Policy Advocacy, Tracie directs LAC’s Policy Advocacy work, spearheads major initiatives and fosters strategic partnerships that support LAC’s mission. Tracie has worked more than 30 years in the public health, public policy, and not-for-profit fields as a policy advocate, trainer, and lobbyist. She has led advocacy campaigns that…

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Dr. Nora Volkow

Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., is Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. Dr. Volkow’s work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. As…

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Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D.

Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon is currently Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She previously served as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and served in this…

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William C. Moyers

Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations

William C. Moyers is the vice president of public affairs and community relations for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, based in Minnesota. Since joining the organization in 1996, Moyers has used his own personal story to highlight the power of addiction. And the promise and possibility of recovery from it. Moyers is committed to eliminating…

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Ron Williams

Outreach Director

Ron Williams is a Community Organizer. Ron has resided in Portland, Oregon since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Portland State University. Ron has held positions in organizing and social justice policy advocacy with Central City Concern, First United Methodist Church, Black Parent Initiative, Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good and…

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Dr. John Kelly

Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School – the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is also the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM)…

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Tom Hill

Senior Policy Advisor

Tom is currently serving as a political appointee in the Biden-Harris Administration, as Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Prior to his appointment, he worked at the National Council for Behavioral Health as both Vice President of Practice Improvement and Senior Advisor on Addiction and Recovery. Tom also…

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AHR Gala

American Honors Recovery (AHR) Gala

Leaders of the addiction recovery advocacy movement from across the nation will be honored at the America Honors Recovery (AHR) Gala on October 4, 2021. 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.

Virtual Equity Dinner


Please join us!

October 5, 2021

6pm-8pm CDT | 7pm-9 EDT

Are you having a hard time finding a place where you can have an honest conversation about race and racism? We have a place at the table for you! Celebrate the 20th Anniversary Summit, Faces & Voices of Recovery is hosting a Virtual Equity Dinner to create a safe space for productive dialogue on racial equity and inclusion.

Learn more about the history of these types of dinners here!