Heather is the Manager of Recovery Community Development with Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition (IAIC). Heather oversees the day-to-day operations for the Indiana Recovery Network (IRN) as well as assisting individuals or organizations throughout the state of Indiana in the building capacity for either a Recovery Community Organizations or Recovery Community Center. Heather has a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) from Indiana Wesleyan University and and is a Certified Addictions Peer Recovery Coach l (CAPRCl). She is a person in long-term recovery and believes that recovery supports are an integral part of an individual's journey to overcome challenges associated with addictions. Heather is a mother and avid Colts and Pacers fan.
Jodi is the Deputy Director for the Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition. Jodi has been a board member with IAIC since 2016. She is a Certified Addictions Peer Recovery Coach Level II and also a Certified Health & Wellness Coach with a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University. She comes to us with experience that includes the Women's Supportive Living Coordinator at Fairbanks. She also did her internship at Fairbanks in Women's Recovery Management. Jodi has a small business called Peace Sistas, (www.peacesistas.com), which incorporates a handmade bracelet into her health and wellness program REFUEL (Nourish your Mind, Body, Soul... Recover your Best Self). She is partnering with other businesses to support the recovery community. Jodi is in long-term recovery and is dedicated to advocacy work and sharing the message of peace and love to others.
Brandon George is the Director of Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition (IAIC), which advocates for addiction through public policy and education (www.recoveryindiana.org). As a person in long-term recovery, Brandon has dedicated his time both personally and professionally, to fighting addiction and promoting recovery. His personal experience, education and professional accomplishments give him a unique perspective and outlook on both addiction and recovery.
Brandon has been used as an expert trainer for SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) and is adjunct faculty for Faces and Voices of Recovery/National Recovery Institute. He is also a member of the opioid taskforce for Legal Services Corporation, an independent nonprofit established by Congress to provide civil legal aid for low-income Americans. Brandon is a committee chair on Attorney General Curtis Hill's Drug Task Force, he sits on the advisory board (MHAPAC) for Indiana's Division of Mental Health and Addiction and is on the expert panel for Indiana University School of Medicine's Project ECHO.
Brandon has presented throughout the country at multiple events on a wide range of topics. He also manages a jail chemical addictions program at Boone County jail to help people get the help they need while incarcerated; this program has been replicated at jails all over the state of Indiana.
Justin Beattey is a person in long-term recovery from substance use issues, mental health concerns and the criminal justice system. He is Project Manager for Indiana Association of Peer Recovery Support Services, www.iaprss.org and Manager of Peer Supports for Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition. Justin has vast experience in the business world prior to working in the peer support profession. Justin has worked in direct services in mental health and substance use providing peer support and also created successful peer support programs that are currently assist recoveree's meet their goals. Justin holds credentials as a Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach II, Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery Specialist-GA, Internationally Credentialed Peer Recovery and Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist. Justin is also a trainer for various Peer Recovery Coach trainings and a Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery Specialist trainer.