Jeremiah Gardner


Jeremiah Gardner has worked in communications and public affairs for 25 years, including the past eight with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, where his responsibilities include media relations, strategic communication and public advocacy. A former reporter and editor with The Associated Press, he was published in newspapers nationwide and was once named outstanding graduate at The Fund for American Studies Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown. Gardner is the co-author of Zero to Something (2014), a book about leadership development, and serves on the board of Dissonance, a Minnesota nonprofit committed to creating conversation and community around recovery and mental health in and through the arts. He holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science and a master’s degree in addiction studies, and maintains a counseling license in Minnesota. He’s also a person in long-term recovery, a student of recovery history, and still a writer, grateful for the opportunity to support and advocate for others affected by addiction in a variety of ways.