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ABOUT US

We advance mental health and substance use recovery by changing public understanding

and shaping pro-recovery public policy.

OUR BOARD

David Coffey (he/him)
President

Alan Muia

Vice President

 

Melody McKee (she/her)

Immediate Past President

Jerri Stanley

Secretary

 

Cody West (he/him)

Treasurer

Summer Anderson

Member

 

Joel Chavez
Member
 

Steve Daggett (he/him)
Member

 

Brad Finegood (he/him)
Member

 

 

OUR TEAM

Lauren Davis (she/her)

Strategy Director

Jessica Garduño (she/her)

MSW Practicum Intern

Jake Kunin (he/him)
Manager, Data and Compliance

Talus Peterson

Program Coordinator, KCRC

Tristan Seikel (they/he)

Advocacy and Programs Director

Sabrina Springer

Development Manager

E.V. Velez
Snohomish County Coalition Lead,

MSW Practicum Intern

Heather Venegas (she/her)
King County Recovery Coalition Director

Karen Wedekind (she/her)

Social Media & KCRC Communications

Monika Whitfield (she/her)

Executive Director

OUR VISION

Recovery is a reality for all.

OUR MISSION

Create a statewide community that celebrates and advocates for recovery.

OUR VALUES

The WRA is dedicated to ensuring that our actions are aligned with the following values:

Recovery: We put recovery first

Connection: We recover in community

Equity: We are committed to advancing behavioral health equity so that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain and retain their recovery

Lived Experience: We will center the leadership  and voice of people to have lived experience or recovery.

Advocacy: We believe that every person deserves to participate in the decision making process that impacts their lives and their loved ones

Hope: We are committed to bringing hope to our communities as this is the foundation of recovery

PRINCIPLES OF RECOVERY

The WRA honors and operates by the following principles of recovery:

  • Recovery is an individual process based on self-determination and self-direction.

  • You are in recovery when you say you are.

  • There are multiple pathways to recovery.

  • Recovery and self-care are a personal responsibility.

  • Recovery is holistic and encompasses all aspects of a person’s life including family, mental, physical, and spiritual health.

  • Recovery is a dynamic process. There can be both growth and setbacks in each person’s recovery journey.

  • Recovery and a life in the community should be accessible to all. Recovery through mutual peer support provides nonjudgmental acceptance and a sense of belonging in the community.

  • Recovery supporters and advocates meet the person seeking recovery and their families where they are at.

WRA AND RECOVERY CAFE FEATURED ON KING 5

On New Day Northwest with Margaret Larson, WRA's Strategy Director, Lauren Davis, joins Dr. Ruby Takushi of Recovery Cafe and Recovery Coach Eva James to discuss recovery coaches and how they create unique action plans tailored toward the individual.

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