A Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist who opened and ran a successful not-for-profit woman’s recovery home for more than 20 years. She developed a curriculum used by more than 15 Accountability Courts in the state of Georgia, creating self-help, personal discovery, and life skill materials for the addicted population.
As the Executive Director she was responsible for writing grants, press releases, public service announcements, yearly board summations, fund-raising letters, and creating brochures.
She has published numerous articles on addiction, but also about life; goal and sub-goal setting, missed opportunities, self-defeating behaviors, self-discovery, change, and relationship issues.
She is the 2010 recipient of the Liberty Bell Award, for her contributions to the criminal justice system and her community, as well as an on-going award in her name from Brenau University to honor advocates in wellness, mental health and recovery.