Twenty-eight years as a Registered Nurse have given Lori a keen understanding of healthcare’s diverse population base. In the five years before joining the Fletcher Group, Lori devoted herself to creating second-chance career opportunities for the most vulnerable by developing and teaching AOKY/GED+ (Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky/General Educational Development) programs at Ashland Community and Technical College in Kentucky. She has spent the last 4 years creating innovative workforce development and social enterprise opportunities for individuals in recovery through the Fletcher Group’s ARC POWER Grant- RHOAR (Recovery, Hope, Opportunity, and Resiliency). Most recently, she has led workforce development initiatives through The Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence (RCOE)- a multi-state resource supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Her ability to reduce barriers and bridge gaps in education plays a key role in the Fletcher Group’s promotion of recovery through the kind of meaningful employment that rebuilds lives, restores families, and revitalizes local communities.