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.


Presenters and Panelists

Alison Webb

Organizer, Virginia Recovery Advocacy Project

Beth Connolly

Assistant Director of the Office of Public Health, ONDCP

Brian Sims

National Director, Project: REBIRTH

Chad Sabora

Harm Reduction Specialist

Chelsea Dueitt Burge

National Partnerships Manager, The Phoenix

Chelsea White-Hoglen

Deputy Organizing Director, Vot-ER

Darrell Keim

Executive Director, Latah Recovery Community Center, Inc.

Donna Woods

Founder, OCARTA

Dr. Angelia Smith-Wilson

Executive Director, Friends of Recovery - New York

Dr. Dietra Hawkins

Chief Executive Officer, Both and Partners

Dr. Pierluigi Mancini

Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Expert

Dr. Rahul Gupta

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

Elizabeth Cruz

Elizabeth Cruz, Womens Justice Institute

Flo Hilliard

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

Gretchen Bergman

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

Heather Ogden

Linkage to Care Coordinator, CDC Foundation

Honesty Liller

CEO, The McShin Foundation

Iisha Wesley

Executive Director, Minority Recovery Collective Inc. (MRCI)

Jacki Hillios

Executive Director, The Phoenix

Javier Alegre

Executive Director, Latino Behavioral Health Services

Joe Powell

President/CEO, Association of Persons Affected by Addiction

Jon Picard

Manager, Faces & Voices of Recovery

Jonathan Lofgren

Faculty, Trainer, Minneapolis College

Joseph Green

Chief Executive Officer, LMSvoice

Joyce Lyons

Project Manager, Rural Crisis Center Network

Jules Martinez

Clinical Director, Latino Behavioral Health Services

Karen Chrapek, RRT, CRPS-A

Executive Director, Volusia Recovery Alliance, Inc

Karen Scott

President, Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

Karla Castro-Soto

Director of Helpline Services, Partnership to End Addiction

Kelvin Young

Certified Sound Healer and Owner, Kelvin Young, LLC

Ken Shatzkes

Program Director, Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

Kristina Padilla

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

Laurie Johnson-Wade

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

Leigh Beck

Member, Provider Circle, Vot-ER

Libby Jones

Program Director of GHAI’s Overdose Prevention Initiative

Lois Stepney

Clinical Program Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Lynette Cashaw-Davis


Marianna Reid

Manager, Faces & Voices of Recovery

Maurizio Guerrero

Associate Director, Spanish Language Content

Melanie Beddis

Director of Programs

Michael Gluck

Vice President, AcademyHealth

Natasha Cheatham


Nelson Spence

Manager, Faces & Voices of Recovery

O’Nesha Cochran

Community Liaison, Miracles Club

Pamela Lanhart

Founder, Co-Executive Director, Thrive Family Recovery Resources

Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W.

Director of the Office of Recovery (OR), SAHMSA

Patty McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer, Faces & Voices of Recovery

Philip Rutherford

COO, Faces & Voices of Recovery

Robert Morrison

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

Ryan Greenstein

Associate Director of Advocacy for GHAI’s Overdose Prevention Initiative

Sarah Dalia

Product Manager, The Phoenix

Sarah Laurel

Executive Director, Savage Sisters Recovery Inc

Serena Gunn

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

ShaRon Heath

VORSMC Executive Director

Sierra Castedo de Martell

Doctoral Candidate, UTHealth School of Public Health

Stephanie Campbell

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

Susan Kennedy

Senior Director, AcademyHealth

Tara Moreno-Wallen

Executive Director, Serenity House Community

Tarusa Stewart

Founder and Executive Director, iHOPE

The Phoenix

Healing through Fitness & Personal Connection

Theresa M. Knorr

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

Tom Jackson

Organizer, Virginia Recovery Advocacy Project

Tony Vezina

Executive Director, 4D Recovery

Tracie Gardner

Senior Vice President of Policy Advocacy, LAC

Zina Rodriguez

Social Worker, Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Diversity Executive