WV Collegiate Recovery Conference


Keynote Address: Making the Case for Collegiate Recovery

Moderator: Susie MullensWVCRN
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  • Amy SaundersManaging Director, MU Center of Excellence for Recovery, Marshall University
  • Elizabeth CoffeyState Opioid Response (SOR) Project Director, West Virginia Department of Health and
    Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health
  • Rachel ThaxtonAssistant Director, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Office of
    Drug Control Policy
  • Tim RaboltExecutive Director for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)
  • Sierra Castedo de Martell, President, Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)
  • Dr. Allison SmithLouisiana Higher Education Coalition (LaHEC)


Saving Lives & Creating Lifesavers: Medication Safety and Naloxone on Campus

Moderator: Carla Blankenbuehler, BridgeValley CTC
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  • Mike HolmesCollegiate Recovery Support Specialist at Bluefield State College.
  • Susan BissettPresident, West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute


Building Blocks: Considerations for Establishing and Growing Collegiate Recovery

Moderator: Kellie Toledo, West Virginia State University
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  • Kristen Harper, Recovery Specialist and Project AMP Implementation Coordinator
  • Ariel Britt, Senior Director, SAFE Project


Voices of Collegiate Recovery: Perspectives from Students, Alumni, Staff & Allies

Moderator: Olivia Dale PapeDirector, Collegiate Recovery, West Virginia University
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  • Drew O’Connell, Member, WVU Collegiate Recovery
  • Andrew Caryl, Program Coordinator, WVU Collegiate Recovery
  • Jamie Menshouse Lukmanova, Recovery Coach, Marshall University’s Collegiate Recovery Community
  • Annette Johnson, Peer Recovery Support Specialist, BridgeValley Community and Technical College
  • Cathy Yura, Founding Director WVU Collegiate Recovery Program


Digital Support for Recovery

Moderator: Carolyn Canini, WV HEPC
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  • Rob Shearon, Program Manager, Collegiate Recovery Center, University of Colorado
  • Bridget Crunmley, Manager, Customer Success team, CHESS Health