Event Speakers

Shelly Young, CAI-II

Mother, Speaker, Guide and Founder
THE FAMILY RECOVERY CONFERENCE
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Change The Way, Reclaim Your Power and End The Suffering

Pam Lanhart

Founder
THRIVE FAMILY SUPPORT
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Empowering Whole Family Healing: Four Core Beliefs that Facilitate Connection and Radical Change and Healing in Family Systems

Beverly A Buncher, MA, PCC, CBC, CTPC

CEO and Program Director
FAMILY RECOVERY RESOURCES, LLC/BALM INSTITUTE
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Love, Connection, and Transformation: The BALM Method of Family Recovery

Sam Bierman, CAP, ICADC, IC&RC

Executive Director
MARYLAND ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER
PRESENTATION TITLE: Reconstructing Family Dynamics in Addiction Treatment

Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S

PRESENTATION TITLE: The Neuroscience of Addiction: Implications for Individuals & Families

Oriana Murphy, LCSW

The Haven at College
PRESENTATION TITLE: “I Didn’t Know Any Better:” Parental Instincts Gone Awry

Tom Bannard, CADC, MBA

Program Coordinator
RAMS IN RECOVERY
PRESENTATION TITLE: 10 Things Your Loved One Wishes You Knew About Substance Use Disorder (But would never tell you)

Chris Bennett

CEO
ENCORE RECOVERY
PRESENTATION TITLE: Navigating the “Business of Recovery:” A Families Guide to an Empowered and Confidence-inspiring Recovery Process for Young Adults

Kristen K. Harper, M.Ed

Founder and CEO
RECOVERY CUBE, LLC,
PRESENTATION TITLE: Generations Recover, A Story of Whole Family Recovery

Dave Cooke

Business Strategist/Executive Coach
PRESENTATION TITLE: Healing through Listening

Anita-Marie Roach

Holistic Health Coach/Intuitive Healer
THE SOUL SHERPA
PRESENTATION TITLE: Rhythm, Ritual and Routine: Creating a Life of Optimal Health, Love, and Purpose in Recovery

Nichol Young

Yoga Teacher/Trainer
Yoga for Family Healing and Recovery

Lynne Pedersen, CADC-II, ICADC

Founder
ONE RECOVERY
PRESENTATION TITLE: Early Intervention Through Human Connection

Beck Gee-Cohen, MA LADC

Associate Consultant
The ROMEYN COLLECTIVE
PRESENTATION TITLE: Affirming Parenting: Creating a safe & supportive environment for your LGBTQ young people

Jamie Edwards, NCRC, NCFRC, NCCLC, NCCFRC, NCFAC

Director Of Pastoral Care and Recovery Coach
The Refuge Center of Houston
PRESENTATION TITLE: What Happens In The Brain of Family Members and Why That Matters

Michael Durchslag, B.A., M.A.T.

Director
P.E.A.S.E. ACADEMY
PRESENTATION TITLE: Parents Supporting Teens in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder

Honesty Liller

CEO
McSHIN FOUNDATION
PRESENTATION TITLE: Healing Your Family With Recovery

Robert Ashford, MSW

Graduate Research Assistant
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS INSTITUTE
PRESENTATION TITLE: Promoting Recovery with Every Word: The Effects of Language on Stigma and Discrimination

Holly Daniels, PhD, LMFT

PRESENTATION TITLE: Supporting the Siblings & Bringing Recovery Home

Kristine De Jesus, Psy.D.

Founder
THE WELLNESS COOPERATIVE
PRESENTATION TITLE: Recovery After Treatment

Thomas Guerra

Founder
Panthers for Recovery Florida International University
PRESENTATION TITLE: Recovering Out Loud: How Sharing Openly Opens Doors

Steve Sawyer, LCSW, CSAC

Clinical Director/Co-Founder
NEW VISION WILDERNESS
PRESENTATION TITLE:  Ghosts’ in the Woods: Examining Addictions Focused Treatment in Wilderness Therapy

Frederick Muench, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

President and CEO,
PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUGFREE KIDS
PRESENTATION TITLE: How to engage and sustain families in the recovery progress using digital tools

Cathy Taughinbaugh, ICF-ACC

Parent Coach
PRESENTATION TITLE: Three Powerful Ways to Help Move Your Child Towards Recovery

Lauryn Wicks and Keegan Wicks

PRESENTATION TITLE: Addiction and Recovery—A First-hand, Family Perspective: Regaining Wellness in an Ill-equipped Community Environment

Mariel S. Hufnagel, MPA

Executive Director
THE AMMON FOUNDATION
PRESENTATION TITLE: The Pillars of Recovery and How To Use Them Within Your Family

Holly Cook, LPC-MHSP

Director of Program Development
INTEGRATIVE LIFE CENTER
PRESENTATION TITLE: Shattered Dreams

Andre’a Grace Phillips

Founder
GRACE COACHING AND CONSULTING SERVICES
PRESENTATION TITLE: Grace filled Grief, finding Joy beyond the grave

Amanda H. Young

President & Founder
CLEAN UP YOUR ENERGY
PRESENTATION TITLE: Clearing Out The Energy of Addiction

Morgan Garon

Financial Recovery Counselor and Wealth Empowerment Coach
PRESENTATION TITLE: Financial Recovery: Healing Your Relationship with Money

Tim Rabolt

Executive Director
ASSOCIATION OF RECOVERY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
PRESENTATION TITLE: #RecoveryOverEverything, How Family and Collegiate Recovery Saved My Life and Made Me Thrive

Eliane Provencher, DTN, RND-BC, BHN, FiFHI, RM, CH

Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy
PRESENTATION TITLE: Bringing Plant Medicine Back! Using Essential Oils To Enhance Your Health and Wellness!

Katie Donovan

CEO/Founder
A MOTHER’S ADDICTION JOURNEY
PRESENTATION TITLE: Engaging Families in Mutual Support

Keith Murphy, LPC, LCADC


PRESENTATION TITLE: (With Kristine DeJesus) Navigating Barriers: How to Advocate for Your Loved One With Substance Use Disorder (SUD)