We advance mental health and substance use recovery by changing public understanding
and shaping pro-recovery public policy.
David Coffey (he/him)
Melody McKee (she/her)
Immediate Past President
Cody West (he/him)
Steve Daggett (he/him)
Brad Finegood (he/him)
Vince Collins (he/him)
Lauren Davis (she/her)
Jake Kunin (he/him)
Manager, Data and Compliance
Tristan Seikel (they/he)
Advocacy and Programs Director
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)
Recovery is a reality for all.
Create a statewide community that celebrates and advocates for recovery.
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.