Our Board of Directors
Rod Rushing CACIII RCP CFPS
Rod has been working in the peer field since 2005 just a year after he entered recovery. He co-facilitated a treatment group as a peer and learned first hand the impact that a peer can bring to a treatment process. He helped bring a peer mentoring training to Colorado in 2009 through CDPHE and has continued to introduce peer mechanisms to training organizations. He traveled to Connecticut in 2014 and started PCA immediately upon his return.
Allison is the Executive Director of Beyond Betty which is a community committed to successful recovery. Their Mission: We facilitate conversations, trainings and experiences among individuals, professionals and organizations that help women and men lead healthy, happy, successful, fulfilling lives in long term recovery.
Larry is the co-founder and CEO of mTreatment. mTreatment’s motto is my-health, my-Care, my-Life. We set out to create a patient-centric, inter-operable, value-based system of care connecting the public and private sectors. Our mission is to improve access, communication, delivery, and coordinated care for patients. Our vision is to connect care, reduce costs, and improve health for patients throughout the United States.
Lacey Berumen is an experienced Behavioral Health Clinician with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Strong Research professional skilled in assessment, crisis intervention, program evaluation, quality controls, and substance abuse treatment and recovery modalities.
Leticia Paoli is a tireless advocate for families who’ve experienced the trauma of the opioid crisis. She is working with other family advocates to create a bigger network of family peer supports in Colorado.
Mark Wonder- Mark has worked diligently to support the work of PCA. He is a volunteer who, although not a board member, is consulted about every outdoor activity and event PCA produces. Mark initially developed the concept of Surrounded by Recovery in 2009. PCA resurrected that idea in 2016 to create a process for the community to come together and support each other while affirming more recovery in our state. Thank you Mark for all you do.
A review of our Core Recovery Coach Training
by Irina Bogomolov Founder of Choice in Recovery
We define community recovery as a voluntary process through which a community uses the assertive resolution of alcohol- and other drug-related (AOD) problems as a vehicle for collective healing, community renewal, and enhanced intergenerational resilience. Community recovery is:
1) voluntary in the sense that it involves a breakthrough in community consciousness and sustained community commitment,
2) a process in that it must unfold and be sustained over a prolonged period of time, and
3) assertive in that the diminishment of AOD and related problems occurs as a result of concerted, collective and sustained action.