Geena Hammond: Recovery is my life. I dedicate each day to living in recovery, without mood or mind-altering substances, connecting with my community, strengthening my spiritual wellness, and supporting others in or seeking recovery. I am passionate about community education, reducing stigma and shame around recovery, and carrying hope for each person. I work as a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist, as well as the Director of QA and training for Sunrise Community (the first peer run, staffed and managed RCC in WNC.) I am a CCAR certified Recovery Coach & Recovery Coach trainer, Mary Ellen Copeland Center certified WRAP facilitator, recovery ally/friend/and family member. Recovery Coach Academy has been a blessing in both my personal and professional lives.
Charlyne Boyette is a person in long term recovery, a NC certified peer support specialist and works at Universal Mental Health as Programs Manager of Peer Support and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation. She is a CCAR certified Recovery Coach Academy Trainer and a Copeland Center certified WRAP facilitator. Charlyne was voted WNC Recovery Champion 2016 for her passions for reducing shame and stigma associated with addiction, for carrying the message of recovery inside corrections facilities, and for her work in the community in sharing the message “Recovery Does Happen!” Charlyne is married to Gray Boyette and has one daughter, Mary Katherine DeVane who is recently married, and her mother lives in Moore County, NC.
Kevin Mahoney is a 20 year Air Force veteran. He moved to Asheville in 2008 working at Four circles recovery, Neil Dobbins, Mental Health Association in Asheville, Vaya Health, currently with RHA Assertive Community Treatment Team and Executive Director for Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness.