PRESENTATION TITLE: Generations Recover, A Story of Whole Family Recovery
Kristen K. Harper, M.Ed, is the Founder and CEO Recovery Cube, LLC, a private behavioral health consulting firm dedicated to assisting communities find solutions for healthier individuals, families and local systems. Kristen is currently partnering with Transforming Youth Recovery (TYR) to bring technical assistance to collegiate recovery programs who have received one of TYR’s highly sought after Seeds of Hope or Bridging the Gap grants. she is also on the Center for Social Innovation (C4)’s STR team, which is bringing technical assistance to states who secured STR Grants as a response to the Opioid Epidemic.
Prior to joining the TYR team, Kristen was the Executive Director of Recovery Communities of North Carolina; a nonprofit, recovery community organization, devoted to the promotion of addiction recovery, wellness and citizenship through advocacy, education and support in North Carolina. In 2013-2017, Kristen had the great fortune to be the first, full-time Executive Director for the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS), where she assisted in the creation, sustainability and accreditation of recovery high schools across the country. As the Collegiate Recovery Community Replication Coordinator for Texas Tech University’s Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery from 2011-2013, Kristen provided technical assistance to over 80 universities seeking to create and manage collegiate recovery programs in all regions of the country.
Kristen founded the Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University in 2008 within the College of Public Health. She subsequently became involved with Recovery Africa, a nongovernmental organization that strives to create recovery supports to communities in Africa. Kristen traveled to Ghana, West Africa several times to provide technical assistance to the emerging recovery community. She accepted the invitation to join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Advisory Council (CSAT) in 2016. As a person living in long-term recovery, she has dedicated her life to helping others access recovery support services, locally, nationally and internationally.