Founder – collegiate recovery program (2008). Has worked with over 120 universities and schools to develop, elevate, and sustain collegiate recovery communities and programs. Former board member of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE). Conference planning committee 2013 & 2017.
Prevention trainer – CDC Grant with Meharry Medical College (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Trainer for Southeast Region), Principal Investigator for SAMHSA’s SPF -SIG County-wide Needs Assessment in rural GA, committee member social norming campaign development with a Drug-Free Community Coalition, and committee member medicine take back event planning and marketing.
Principal investigator community based needs assessments for those interested in starting recovery high schools. Provided technical assistance to recovery schools as well as assisted with national conference planning 2014-2017. Coordinated school accreditation site visits with evaluators. Grant writing, board development activities & state/federal advocacy efforts.
Recovery Community Organizations
Executive Director – statewide recovery community organization. Program manager for Access to Recovery Grant (SAMHSA). Event planning, recovery messaging training for diverse communities, curriculum development, grant writing, board development activities & statewide advocacy efforts.
Board member – Recovery Africa, a non-governmental agency based out of Bethesda, MD. Consultant – Ghana, Africa, created prevention, treatment and recovery support programs with local leaders. Conducted three, onsite visits to Ghana to lead trainings and assist local leadership in strategic planning. Led two collegiate recovery student groups as a study abroad pilot project focusing mainly on service and research.
Transforming Austin: Augmenting the System of Care for Adolescents in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
Holleran Steiker, L. K.; Nash, A.; Counihan, C.; White, W., Harper, K. & Nash, A. (2015). Transforming Austin: Augmenting the System of Care for Adolescents in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders. The Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 3:203-210.