Emily Brickhead is the executive director of the West Virginia Alliance of Recovery Residences. She graduated from WVU with her BS in Political Science and received her Master of Social Work Degee from Marshall University. She is a person in recovery and is certified both as a CCAR Peer Recovery Coach and 200-RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). Emily has previously worked as a Recovery Coach with the Partnership of African American Churches and as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Try This WV. She has supported the development of organizations including West Virginia's first Collegiate Recovery Program at WVU, and WV Recovers, an integrated, statewide peer recovery network for people with mental health and substance use disorders. She's served on the Board of Directors for the WV Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors from 2017-2020. Emily currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kanawha Pastoral Conseling Center, is a member of NARR's Advocacy & Affiliates Committees, and chairs the Recovery Housing Taskforce of the WV Governor's Advisory Council for Substance Use Disorders' Community Engagement Subcommittee.