Leadership

Board of Directors

Jennifer Garrett, Jennifer Garrett

Jennifer Garrett

President

Mental Health and Substance Use Clinician and Clinical Supervisor (LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS) with experience in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Harm Reduction, and Trauma.

Asheville, NC

Lauren Tevelow, Lauren Tevelow

Lauren Tevelow

Vice President

Lauren served as an AmeriCorps Care Coordinator within a substance use disorder and MAT clinic and brings corporate experience in scaling initiatives of a large organization.

Elma, WA

Joshua Ginsberg, Joshua Ginsberg

Joshua Ginsberg

Treasurer

Technologist and entrepreneur; network system engineer and professional programmer. Software architect at Columbia University in New York.

Asheville, NC

Lauren Clark, Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark

Secretary of the Board

A lifelong advocate for humans and the planet they inhabit, Lauren leverages 11+ years of experience driving growth and social change for non-profits and purpose-driven organizations.

Asheville, NC

Rachel Wurzman, PHD, Rachel Wurzman

Rachel Wurzman, PHD

Director of Science

Dr. Wurzman is a neuroscientist and neuroethicist with an MS specialization in addiction and trauma treatment in adults, and a PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University.

Asheville, NC

Monica Crase, Monica Crase

Monica Crase

Built on a foundation of lived experience and the loss of a soul sister to addiction, Monica became an advocate for her local community in the fight against the overdose epidemic, spreading awareness and hope.

Candler, NC

Joshua Franks, Joshua Franks

Joshua Franks

An entrepreneur with a focus on product development, marketing, and supply chain and distribution logistics, Joshua is committed to facilitating meaningful connection and radically authentic relationships.

Philadelphia, PA

Imani Ustawi, Imani Ustawi

Imani Ustawi

Imani is a speaker, author of The Spiritual Magic of a Queer POC, and facilitator of spiritual awakenings through guided experiential engagements.

Asheville, NC

Jeremy French, Jeremy French

Jeremy French

Jeremy is Master Craftsman and Chief Mentor for the Making Whole recovery program, a creative process of high-end woodworking and apprenticeship to release the bonds of addiction through service work and relational healing.

Asheville, NC

Danny Wallace, Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace

Danny is a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist/CCAR Recovery Coach, part of the Haywood County Jail Ministries team, and an avid seeker/giver of love.

Asheville, NC

Joe Tavormina, Joe Tavormina

Joe Tavormina

Commercial Real Estate Professional (NY, CA & NC Broker Licenses), MBA Real Estate Development, Certified Radical Honesty Trainer, & Actor

Asheville, NC

Aaron Kahlow, Aaron Kahlow

Aaron Kahlow

Aaron is a Social Wellness Advocate, Founder of the Society for Social Health and Well-being, Conscious Circles creator and lead facilitator, and Meaningful Connection Project co-founder.

Asheville, NC

Advisory Council

Gabor Maté, MD, Gabor Mate

Gabor Maté, MD

Physician, renowned expert on addiction and compassionate care, bestselling author, international speaker

Andrew Weil, MD, Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil, MD

Author of over a dozen books on alternative medicine, including several international bestsellers.

Peter Strong, MD, Peter Strong

Peter Strong, MD

Board-certified in addiction psychiatry, expert in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Former Medical Director of Hartford Dispensary, managing 13 clinics and 4000 patients.

Bill White, Bill White

Bill White

Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems, Former Board Chair of Recovery Communities United, and author or coauthor of 20 books and 400 papers on addiction.

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, DDS, LCSW, Hilary Jacobs Hendel

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, DDS, LCSW

Trauma-informed Psychoanalyst, International Author, creator of The Change Triangle Tool for Emotional Health

Avrum G. Weiss, Ph.D, Avrum Weiss

Avrum G. Weiss, Ph.D

Psychotherapist, author, and teacher with more than 40 years of experience in relational psychology. Architect of experiential psychotherapy theory.

Maureen McCarthy, Maureen Mccarthy

Maureen McCarthy

Social Scientist and Co-Founder, Center for Collaborative Awareness

Zelle Nelson, Zelle Nelson

Zelle Nelson

Social Scientist and Co-Founder, Center for Collaborative Awareness