Recover Virginia Board of Directors
"After watching many of my friends from school and my hometown suffering with substance use disorder growing up, I decided something needed to be done. I'm thankful to be on this team so we can work together to bring change to our Virginia communities."
"I got involved with Recover Virginia because of the lack of resources available to people struggling with SUD in our area. I believe Recover Virginia can help bring awareness to that through live entertainment and art by honoring those who have died, supporting those who are struggling and celebrating those who are in recovery."
"I support Recover Virginia because I support criminal justice reform. Many people are in jails and prison because they do not have access to or understanding of the recovery process. When we treat people who are suffering from addiction for their underlying illness rather than lock them away, we are creating a more just and equitable society, which for me is of prime importance. Recover Virginia works to make that a reality. And because Katrina has put together an awesome board and is wonderful to work with!"
"I have lost several friends to overdoses and know many people still struggling actively with substance use, mainly opiates and meth. I want to support those people and their families anyway I can by connecting them to resources and opportunities that will reduce social stigma and celebrate recovery.
As a public school teacher and active community organizer, I am grateful to be able to put my skills and experience to use to support those who need help across Virginia."
"I am part of the team and involved with Recover Fest and Recover Virginia as a board member because I have been effected by substance use and recovery.
I have a lot of friends who have suffered and died as a result of opiates."
Rockbridge and Covington, VA
Dr. Jordan Laney