Speakers

Hope connects us.

Ethics guide us.

Recovery inspires us.

Meet the Change Makers . . .

Get to know the folks that make us better! Our speakers come from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences, giving you the lived-experience perspectives, data-driven best practices, and recovery housing know-how that you need to excel as a recovery housing provider or advocate! Browse through our featured speakers or check the Speakers by Session list to learn more about the experts who'll be joining us this October.

Check out the Agenda Page to browse sessions by track, type, and speaker. 

We are currently working to arrange for longer breakout sessions and special events - so you can get the most out of our informative speakers!

The full event schedule & speaker list will be available soon! Keep checking back for updates.

Sessions are subject to change. You'll be notified via email of any major changes once you've registered. Check back here for the latest updates on sessions and special events.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Speakers by Session

Speaking AtFull NameJob TitleCompany
Insights from Recovery Housing Research, from the House to the Community: It Takes Us All
Dr. Robin ThompsonDirector of Research and EvaluationFletcher Group, Inc.
Coming Together: The Potential of Recovery Advocacy, Research, and Policy Development
Challenges & Opportunities in Building Equitable Recovery Ecosystems: Science, Advocacy, & Policy
Dr. Corrie Vilsaint PhDAssociate Director of Recovery Health EquityHarvard Medical School, Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital
Strategies for Working with Your Single State Agency (SSA)
Ms. Kaitlin WaggonerRecovery Housing AdministratorOhio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Safety & Wellness: Assessing Opioid Overdose Risk in Recovery Residences
Ms. Alison WebbPresident of the BoardMaine Association of Recovery Residences
Safety & Wellness: Assessing Opioid Overdose Risk in Recovery Residences
Ms. Madison WeymouthAssistant Program ManagerMARR
MOUD-friendly recovery residences reduce stigma and support recovery: Qualitative findings from Project HOMES
Dr. J. Michael Michael WilkersonAssociate ProfessorUTHealth School of Public Health
Grant Writing 101
Strategies for Working with Your Single State Agency (SSA)
Suzanne L. Williams MCJDirector of Recovery Supports—Employment and HousingODMHSAS
Coming Together: The Potential of Recovery Advocacy, Research, and Policy Development
Greg WilliamsManaging DirectorThird Horizon Strategies
VARR How We Did It (Part 2)
Strategies for Working with Your Single State Agency (SSA)
Mike ZohabState Opioid Response Grant ManagerDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (VA)