The majority of an RCO is peer-led and governed by people in the long term recovery combined with those who are strong community allies of recovery. A board is made of those in the community who have a heart, passion, and skill for supporting the mission of an RCO. We encourage anyone who has a passion and desire to serve this mission to find out more about serving on our board.
President - Nadine Blase Psareas - Founder & Executive Director of Hopedealers Worldwide
Vice President - Seth Harris - C.A.R.E.S. Specialist
Secretary - Ariel Brooks
Board Member - April Szoke - C.A.R.E.S. Specialist
Board Member - John Wallace
Board Member - Jeff Sullivan
Board Member - Jonathan Read
Board Member - Mary Rogers -C.A.R.E.S. Specialist, Program Director & Coordinator
Chris Elder - C.A.R.E.S. Specialist
Dr. E. Sabrinah Dorce - Abundant Living Foundation
Officer Tommy Hult - Cherokee County Sheriff's Dept.
Troy Haas- Hopequest Ministry Group
TaKoya Garrett - Council on Alcohol & Drugs
Jeff Baucom - Agape House
The R.O.C.C. is an extension of Hopedealers Worldwide, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, that is led and governed by people in recovery, family members, friends, and allies. It is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) that mobilizes resources within and outside of the recovery community to make it possible for the recovery population to find long-term recovery. Each organization has a mission that reflects the particular issues and concerns of its community. All RCO’s share three core principles – recovery vision; authenticity of voice; and accountability to the recovery community.
The R.O.C.C, its leaders, and members have a singular goal: enhancing the quantity and quality of support available to people seeking and experiencing long-term recovery from addiction. The focus is on the “solution” not a particular service or model of care. We meet people where they are and support all pathways to recovery.
The Association of Recovery Community Organizations at Faces & Voices of Recovery is a growing network of recovery community organizations across the nation.
Long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is real for over 20 million Americans and thousands more get well every year, benefiting individuals and their families, the communities in which we live, work and go to school. There are as many different paths to recovery as there are different people in recovery. Regardless of how people achieve recovery, they are the living proof that recovery happens and that there are real solutions to the problem of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Times have changed - the recovery community has unified around key priorities – to gain needed resources, embrace all pathways to recovery, innovate and provide services, and to end discrimination against people in or seeking recovery.
Building strong recovery community organizations is one way to break feelings of isolation and shame, build strong relationships, and advocate for the solutions that we know work.
We know that when the recovery community works together – we have the ability to improve all of our lives.
A Recovery Community Organization is led and governed by people in recovery, family members, friends, and allies. All RCO's share three core principles – recovery vision; authenticity of voice; and accountability to the recovery community.
RCO's nationwide share these 5 main focus areas in common:
Our community is full of people who want to help. Come connect at The ROCC with people in new and meaningful ways. We honor all pathways to addiction recovery.