Bobbi Jo Reed is a person in long-term recovery with 24 years of sobriety. She is the Founder and CEO of Healing House, Inc., which was established in 2003 to provide quality, safe, faith-based, transitional housing for women. Through her direction Healing House has expanded to 14 homes, two apartment buildings and the Recovery Community Center that serves women, men, and children. In the process, she is transforming the community around her. Bobbi Jo has provided the opportunity for others to reclaim their lives, and began the restoration of hope; all while transforming the community around her. She is a Missouri Recovery Support Specialist, Mental Health First Aid instructor and also a Trauma Informed Care Facilitator.
Kenneth Vick has worked in the treatment field since 2011. Currently, he serves as Executive Director of Benilde Hall. He previously served as Program Director at Recovery KC, operated by Comprehensive Mental Health Services, which provides residential and outpatient services for substance use disorder He has formerly worked as a clinical director at Dismas House and as a counselor at Benilde Hall.
Jill Tam has been with Comprehensive Mental Health Services for a little over six years. She currently serves as Substance Use Disorder Program Manager at the George Norman Building.
Rev. Liimatta has worked with the homeless and people struggling with substance use disorder for over 30 years. He most recently served as Executive Director at Footprints and is founder of City Vision University and of Connecting for Good, both located in Kansas City, Missouri. For over 17 years, he served as Director of Education for the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. In 1979, Michael founded New Creation Center, a residential treatment center in Atlantic Mine, MI, where served as director for over ten years. He is a graduate of the Inter-Lutheran Theological Seminary and has earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Pastor Beth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Scriptural Psychology from the Heart of America Bible College. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Angels of Mercy Recovery House Inc. a transitional living home for single women in recovery from drugs and alcohol. She was ordained as a minister in 1991 and has worked in recovery for 20 plus years. Beth has been a member of KC-SATRSC since January 2011, serving previously as the Chaplain for the coalition.
Stan Archie is Senior Pastor at Christian Fellowship Ministries. He serves as clinical supervisor at Footprints and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private behavioral health practice. Stan spent ten years a chaplain with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.
Rev. Flowers is an ordained minister and has served as pastor over 30 years in three different Kansas City churches. He holds Master’s degrees in Secondary Education and in Guidance and Counseling. He has over forty years of experience in the areas of substance abuse treatment; recovery support; corrections; and re-entry program services with a faith-based approach. Rev. Flowers is a past chair and a founding member of the Kansas City Recovery Coalition and currently serves as Chair of MCRSP (Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers).
Ms. Stovall is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. She earned her MSW at the University of Kansas and a BS in Psychology and Addiction Counseling at Ottawa University. She has the Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Missouri Credentialing board, as well as the Certified Gambling Disorder Counselor along with other certifications. JoAnn also certified by NAADAC as a Masters Addiction Counselor.
Meredith Conklin currently serves as a Parole Officer with the Missouri Department of Corrections and is based in Kansas City. She has been recognized more than once as DOC’s Employee of the Month for her work with community organizations, including the Kansas City No Violence Alliance. She previously worked for fourteen years as a Human Service Specialist with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services.