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.
Darla Belflower has worked in leadership in the substance use disorder and behavioral health fields for over three decades. She is currently the Director of Substance Use Disorder Services at Swope Health. She works at The University of Missouri St. Louis as a Community Research Consultant, is a Contract worker at Missouri Credentialing Board as a Certified Peer Specialist Trainer, and she has her own LLC private practice.
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.
Teresa Ashby works at Dismas House KC and serves as RSS Coordinator/Access Team. She is the Dismas House KC Liaison for KCRC
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).
Kelli Jo Parr is the Reentry Program Coordinator at First Call Kansas City.
Casey Spartz is Clinical Director at Heartland Center for Behavioral Change where he has been a staff member since 2018. He has also worked as a substance abuse counselor at
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.
Brandon Mcfadden is a Probation & Parole Officer with the State of Missouri