Our Team

Organizing Team Members

Courtney Allen

Courtney Allen

Organizer

Carol Cruz

Carol Cruz

Inclusivity Caucus Chair

Garrett Hade

Garrett Hade

Organizer

Ryan Hampton Organizing Director

Ryan Hampton

Organizing Director

Anna Maria Hernandez

Ana Maria Hernandez

Field Organizer

Aaron Kucharski

Aaron Kucharski

Organizer

Advisory Board Members

Stuart Smith Advisory Board Member

Stuart Smith

Advisory Board Member

Stuart Smith is a person in long-term recovery and board chair at Foundation for Recovery in Las Vegas, NV. He has extensive board membership and management experience, as well as more than thirty years of comprehensive addiction recovery knowledge.

Pat Taylor Advisory Board Member

Pat Taylor

Advisory Board Member

Pat Taylor is the former executive director at Faces & Voices of Recovery. In this capacity, she led a nationwide campaign working to mobilize the recovery community that includes 43 million Americans affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Andre Johnson Advisory Board Member

Andre Johnson

Advisory Board Member

Andre Johnson is a person in long-term recovery and president & CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting recovery which strengthens, rebuilds, and empowers individuals, families and communities who are experiencing co-occurring mental health challenges, and substance use disorders.

Bill White Advisory Board Member

William White

Advisory Board Member

William L. White is a person in long-term recovery and Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems / Lighthouse Institute and past-chair of the board of Recovery Communities United. Bill has a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies and has worked full time in the addictions field since 1969 as a streetworker, counselor, clinical director, researcher and well-traveled trainer and consultant. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 20 books.

Don Coyhis Advisory Board Member

Don Coyhis

Advisory Board Member

Don Coyhis is a person in long-term recovery and member of the Mohican Nation from the Stockbridge Munsee Reservation in Wisconsin. He is the founder and president of White Bison, a 501c(3) organization founded in 1988–dedicated to developing culturally relevant treatment, prevention, and recovery materials to support the Wellbriety Movement.

Carol McDaid Advisory Board

Carol McDaid

Advisory Board Member

Carol McDaid is a person in long-term recovery and serves as Principal at Capitol Decisions, Inc. Capitol Decisions has a special expertise in addiction and mental health policy. For over two decades, Carol has worked with leading addiction and mental health providers and consumer organizations to refine public policy addressing addiction and mental health.

Bob List Advisory Board Member

Bob List

Advisory Board Member

Bob List is an attorney and served as the 24th Governor of Nevada from 1979 to 1983. Prior to being elected Governor, Mr. List served as district attorney of Carson City and for eight years as Attorney General of Nevada. He was Chairman of both the Western Governors Association and the Conference of Western Attorneys General.

John Shinholser

Advisory Board Member

John Shinholser is a person in long-term recovery and serves as the president of the McShin Foundation, which was founded in 2004 and named for its two recovering co-founders, John Shinholser and Carol McDaid. Shinholser and McDaid have dedicated their lives to helping individuals and families in or seeking recovery from the disease of addiction. The McShin Foundation operates on the founders’ belief that by helping others find and sustain recovery, they can better sustain their own recovery.

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