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
LGBTQIA2S+ Populations in Recovery: Trauma-Informed and Culturally Affirming Best Practices
Jacqueline AdamsDirector of Education, Training & EvaluationGeorgia Culture Therapy
LGBTQIA2S+ Populations in Recovery: Trauma-Informed and Culturally Affirming Best Practices
Brandy AndersonFounderAcceptance Recovery Center
Insights from Recovery Housing Research, from the House to the Community: It Takes Us All
Madison AshworthResearch AssociateFletcher Group
VARR How We Did It (Part 2)
Delegate Lamont BagbyDelegate | Director of OperationsVirginia House of Delegates | Peter Paul Development Center
Measuring the Impact of Recovery Housing on Individuals’ Health and Wellbeing
Mary Kate BatistichAssistant Research Professor of EconomicsWilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (Notre Dame)
Measuring Recovery Outcomes using the REC CAP System
Coming Together: The Potential of Recovery Advocacy, Research, and Policy Development
Dr. David BestProfessor of Addiction RecoveryLeeds Trinity University & The Recovery Outcomes Institute, Inc.
Building a Home with a Solid Foundation - Social Model-Based Recovery Residences
Ms Susan O. Binns LADAC, NCACII, NCRSExecutive DirectorYANA
Appalachia As A Cross-Section of NARR Affiliates
Forging, Implementing, and Improving Grievance Policies
Miss Emily BirckheadExecutive DirectorWVARR
Building a Home with a Solid Foundation - Social Model-Based Recovery Residences
Ms Susan B. Blacksher M.S.WExecutive DirectorSacramento Recovery House, Inc.
House Leadership Development Training
Kim BockExecutive DirectorNew Hampshire Coalition for Recovery Residences (NHCORR)
Recovery Innovations - A Case Study of SHARES, Los Angeles, CA
Building a Home with a Solid Foundation - Social Model-Based Recovery Residences
Dr. Thomasina Jo Borkman PhDProfessor of Sociology, EmeritaGeorge Mason University
LGBTQIA2S+ Populations in Recovery: Trauma-Informed and Culturally Affirming Best Practices
Danielle BornannoCommunity Engagement SpecialistAcceptance Recovery Center
Ethical decision-making with administrators, supervisors and service providers
Mr. George S. Braucht Yo, dude!Chief Mission OfficerBrauchtworks Consulting
Transgender-Affirming Recovery Housing: The Do’s & Don’ts for Providers & Affiliates
Katie Jo Breidenbach WoodingDirector of Policy & AdvocacyOhio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery
Understanding and addressing the intersection of SUD and domestic violence within residents in your houses
Tauchanna BullockCase ManagerREAL LIFE
Developing Federal Recovery-Oriented Policy
Coming Together: The Potential of Recovery Advocacy, Research, and Policy Development
Tom CoderreActing Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance UseSAMHSA
VARR How We Did It (Part 2)
Hon. Carrie CoynerDelegateVirginia House of Delegates
Measuring the Impact of Recovery Housing on Individuals’ Health and Wellbeing
Dr. Bill EvansKeough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics, LEO Co-FounderWilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (Notre Dame)
Forging, Implementing, and Improving Grievance Policies
Transgender-Affirming Recovery Housing: The Do’s & Don’ts for Providers & Affiliates
Mr. Quinn ForssEducation & Communications CoordinatorNARR
MOUD-friendly recovery residences reduce stigma and support recovery: Qualitative findings from Project HOMES
Dr. Kathryn GallardoFaculty AssociateThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Insurance and Risk Management
Mr. Lee M. GoldbergBehavioral/Mental Health Practice LeaderBB Insurance Marketing Inc
Appalachia As A Cross-Section of NARR Affiliates
Forging, Implementing, and Improving Grievance Policies
Strategies for Working with Your Single State Agency (SSA)
Danielle Gray MPH, CPHExecutive DirectorOhio Recovery Housing
Appalachia As A Cross-Section of NARR Affiliates
VARR How We Did It (Part 2)
Mr. Anthony Grimes CPRSExecutive DirectorVARR
The intersection of SUD, Human Trafficking and Recovery Housing
Anna HolleyTransition AgentJobs & Hope West Virginia
Recovery Innovations - A Case Study of SHARES, Los Angeles, CA
Ruth HollmanExecutive DirectorSHARES, Self Help & Recovery Exchange
The Power and Limits of Evidence in Shaping Addiction-Focused Public Policy
Coming Together: The Potential of Recovery Advocacy, Research, and Policy Development
Dr. Keith Humphreys PhDEsther Ting Memorial ProfessorStanford University
Transgender-Affirming Recovery Housing: The Do’s & Don’ts for Providers & Affiliates
Mx Olivia JenkinsRecovery Housing CoordinatorRICARES
Insights from Recovery Housing Research, from the House to the Community: It Takes Us All
Dave Johnson MSW, ACSWCEOFletcher Group
Building a Home with a Solid Foundation - Social Model-Based Recovery Residences
Dr. Lee Ann KaskutasSocial Model Researcher(not set)
Ethical decision-making with administrators, supervisors and service providers
Ms. Whitney LehmanExecutive DirectorFARR
LGBTQIA2S+ Populations in Recovery: Trauma-Informed and Culturally Affirming Best Practices
Kacey LongCo-ChairNorth Georgia Sex Trafficking Awareness & Response Task Force
Forging, Implementing, and Improving Grievance Policies
Mr. William LycanAdministratorThe Minnesota Association of Sober Homes (MASH)
The intersection of SUD, Human Trafficking and Recovery Housing
Ms. Autumn McCrawCertification StaffWVARR
MOUD-friendly recovery residences reduce stigma and support recovery: Qualitative findings from Project HOMES
Dr. Sheryl McCurdyProfessorUniversity of Texas Houston Health Science Center
State-level Analyses of Recovery Housing Availability: Leveraging & Building on Findings from the NSTARR Projects
Dr. Amy Mericle PhDResearch ScientistAlcohol Research Group at the Public Health Institute
Tools for Building a Dynamic Affiliate Board
Grant Writing 101
Mr. Joseph J. Morrison Jr.Founder & CEORaiser Sharp Consulting
Fighting for Trust; from conflict to community in 3000 easy steps
Forging, Implementing, and Improving Grievance Policies
Alan MuiaBoard ChairNew Earth Recovery
Predatory and Unethical Practices in Recovery Housing
Nancy M. NewmanPresidentThe Bridge Foundation
Taking an unknown program to a state wide best practice
Mrs. Wendy NoeCEODove Recovery House for Women
House Leadership Development Training
Kristine PaquetteBoard ChairNHCORR/Homestead Inn 1765 LLC
Appalachia As A Cross-Section of NARR Affiliates
Jonathan PhilpotProgram AdministratorCHFS/DBH
Fair Housing Office Hours with Steve Polin
Mr. Steven PolinAttorneyLaw Office of Steven G. Polin
Safety & Wellness: Assessing Opioid Overdose Risk in Recovery Residences
Mrs. Brittany M. ReichmannProgram ManagerMaine Association of Recovery Residences
Measuring the Impact of Recovery Housing on Individuals’ Health and Wellbeing
Adrienne SabetyAssistant Professor of EconomicsWilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (Notre Dame)
Ethical decision-making with administrators, supervisors and service providers
Building a Home with a Solid Foundation - Social Model-Based Recovery Residences
Beth Sanders LCSW, LCAS, MAC, CCS, MATSCEOHOPE Recovery Resources
VARR How We Did It (Part 2)
Understanding and addressing the intersection of SUD and domestic violence within residents in your houses
Dr. Sarah Scarborough PhDFounder/DirectorREAL LIFE
HUD's Recovery Housing Program
Benjamin SchwartzDeputy Director, State & Small Cities DivisionU.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Dave SheridanExecutive DirectorNARR
Safety & Wellness: Assessing Opioid Overdose Risk in Recovery Residences
Cannabis in Recovery – Oil and Water or Fire and Rain?
Dr. Ron Springel MDExecutive DirectorMaine Association of Recovery Residences
Equity and Positive Culture Change: An Ecological Approach
Dr. Ashley Stewart PhD, MSW, LSWDirector, Subject Matter ExpertC4 Innovations