Sandy Kanehl, M.Ed., CSAC, CPRS Chief Executive Officer email@example.com
Sandy is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Roads to Recovery. Her personal recovery is through lived experience as a family member of loved ones with addictions, mutual help programs, individual therapy, and daily reading and meditation practice. She is committed to providing help and support for family and friends because, “we are often so focused on the person with addiction that we don’t realize how distorted our own thinking and reality have become. We need treatment and recovery support as much as our loved ones with SUDs. “ Sandy has over 30 years of experience in substance use disorder counseling, prevention, program development, management and supervision, teaching and training, all levels of care, and agency administration. Sandy is also a trainer and consultant statewide for peers and professionals in stigma fighting, advocacy and recovery management for people with substance use disorders, recovery-orientated systems of care, and peer leadership training. Sandy has taught courses in Counselor Identity, Function and Ethics, Substance Abuse Counseling along with being a regular presenter at State Addiction Conferences in VA, WV, and TN. Sandy is a CPRS (Certified Peer Recovery Specialist) and a CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Lynchburg College. She enjoys hiking, biking, music, theater, reading, and time with family and friends.
What Recovery Means to Sandy….”Recovery means health, hope, gratitude and giving back… and that’s what we’re fostering at Roads to Recovery!
Mike Davidson, CPRS Chief Operating Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike has been with Roads to Recovery Since May, 2014 first serving as the Board President and then beginning on April 1, 2015 as the Program Manager. Mike has spent over 20 years in the treatment industry working in counseling, program development, supervision, and marketing. Mike spent the last 10 years before coming to Roads to Recovery doing humanitarian aid work throughout the world in places like Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, and Dominican Republic. Mike has been in recovery since 1983 and during his spare time can be found fishing, hunting, or kayaking.
What Recovery Means to Mike….”Recovery is a way of life that I never imagined could have ever been possible.
Karina Hobbs, B.S., CPRS Executive Assistant email@example.com
Karina began at Roads to Recovery in November, 2016. She received her bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in Criminal Justice. She is excited about the opportunity to help individuals sustain long-term recovery. In her spare time Karina can be found hunting, fishing, or baking.
What Recovery Means to Karina….”An opportunity for a new beginning and a fresh start to enjoy life and all that it has to offer.
Pam Chapman, CPRS Admissions Specialist & Recovery Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam has been with Roads to Recovery since August, 2015, and before then Pam spent 30 years as a Registered Nurse. Pam is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and is a recovery coach for women. Pam has been in recovery since 2014 and previously had 17 years of sobriety. Originally from Atlanta, Pam has called Lynchburg home since 2011. In her spare time Pam likes to garden, paint, and weave.
What Recovery Means to Pam….”Recovery means living life on life’s terms without mood-altering substances and being able to live a happy and healthy life.
James McFeely, B.S., CPRS Senior Recovery Coach & Wellness Specialist email@example.com
James is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and a Certified SMART Recovery Facilitator who coaches individual peers and facilitates several groups including Building Recovery Capital Group twice each week. James began with Roads to Recovery in August, 2015. James was born and raised in Lynchburg and has been in recovery since April 2014. James holds a bachelor’s degree from VCU. In his spare time James can be found exercising or reading.
What Recovery Means to James…. “Working a program that helps me deal with life on life’s terms.
Karen Riddle, A.A.S., CPRS House Manager Oak Lane firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Riddle is House Manager for our women’s Oak Lane Residence. Originally from Chatham, VA, Karen has spent the last two and a half years working as a Peer Support Specialist in Pittsylvania County in the residential crisis stabilization house also known as the Foundation House. Karen graduated from Danville Community College in May 2016 with an A.A. in General and Medical Office Specialization and a career study certification in medical coding. In her spare time Karen immerses herself in the word of God, paints ceramics, and goes for walks.
What Recovery Means to Karen….”Recovery means not focusing on my past but focusing on my future.
Mark Bogia, A.A.S., CPRS Finance & Development email@example.com
Mark came to Roads as a peer in our Monroe house in November of 2016 and since then has become part of our team. He received his Associates Degree from the Community College of Philadelphia in Criminal Justice and plans on finishing his Bachelors Degree in the near future. Mark has thrived in our peer-based environment and enjoys helping new peers get as much out of the program as he has. In addition to helping his fellow peers, Mark has a passion for putting a face to recovery and to be at the forefront of erasing the stigma that those with SUDs unfortunately get marked with.
What Recovery Means to Mark….”The end of isolation and fear and the beginning of a new spirituality with an emphasis on helping others.
Jim Webb, B.S., CIC, CPRS Recovery Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim was first exposed to Roads to Recovery at its inception as a volunteer, helping in the renovation of the Monroe house in 2013. Jim participated in and completed the first Peer Coach class conducted in 2015. He achieved his required 500 hours of supervised training as an intern at Serenity Vista in Boquete, Panama and afterwards was on staff there as a peer counselor for a year. In April 2017 Jim returned to the States and immediately started working as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist at Roads to Recovery. Jim initiated an outdoor hiking program at Roads to Recovery and is expanding it to other outdoor activities for our peers. Jim acquired his undergraduate education at Guilford College 1974-1976 and VA Tech 1976-1978.
What Recovery Means to Jim….”Recovery allows me to spend the rest of my life freely giving to others what was so freely given to me.