BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Stuart Smith

Chairman
Mr. Smith has extensive board membership and management experience, as well as more than twenty-eight years of comprehensive addiction recovery knowledge. Mr. Smith resides in Las Vegas, NV.

Lynn Baumann

Treasurer
Ms. Baumann has more than eighteen years of experience in accounting and the nonprofit sector. Ms. Baumann resides in Margate, FL.

Hunter Smith

Director
Mrs. Smith has an extensive background in fundraising and nonprofit entities. She resides in Charlottesville, VA.

Billy Ryan

Director
Mr. Ryan has been involved with Recovery from addiction both professionally and personally for over 30 years. Bill is a Board Certified Interventionist and Addictions Specialist. He resides in Scottsdale Arizona.

Jack Hovenier

Secretary
Mr. Hovenier has more than twenty years of long-term recovery and executive management experience. He has served in leadership positions on many boards, including the Whatcom County Substance Abuse Board. He resides in Bellingham, WA.

Don Kuhl

Director
Don joined us with over 30 years of professional business experience as a Real Estate Professional. Owner of the specialty real estate brokerage, Synergy Sotheby`s International Realty, Don maintains a philosophy that success is best reflected through the satisfaction of his clients and the long-term relationships that are formed. Don and his family have a deep concern for the well-being of their community and are long time residents of Las Vegas.

Elizabeth Fildes

Director
Dr. Fildes has lived in Las Vegas for 17 years. She is an Associate Professor at Touro University School of Nursing and an Assistant Professor at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She is the first to use professional addiction counselors and incorporate spirituality into telephone-based counseling for nicotine dependence.

Dave Caloiaro

Director
Mr. Caloiaro spent thirty years employed in the public sector of the Nevada State Government. At the time of his retirement, he served as Bureau Chief of Mental Health Administrative Programs, Planning and Community Development, for the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. He is a volunteer member of two boards: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); and The Foundation for Recovery. Dave resides in Carson City, NV.

Robert Rehmar

Honorary Founding Board Member
Mr. Rehmar had more than thirty years of experience as a clinician and manager in addiction recovery treatment. He was a founding board member of the Foundation for Recovery and served on the board until his death in early 2008.

Bob Gray

Founding Board Member
Bob Gray, Publisher of Central Recovery Press (CRP), 57, died on October 15, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a long illness.

During his nine years as Publisher, Bob guided the Press from a single title to an internationally recognized house known for its innovative books on chronic pain, addiction treatment and recovery, and other behavioral health topics, with nearly one hundred books in print. His guiding philosophy and approach to publishing instilled the belief that CRP is a recovery company first and a publishing company second—a belief reflected in every aspect of the Press’s operation. Among the highlights of his time at the helm of CRP, Bob published bestsellers A Day without Pain by Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM; All Bets Are Off by Arnie and Sheila Wexler; Intimate Treason by Claudia Black, PhD, and Cara Tripodi, LCSW; and The Joey Song by Sandra Swenson. Utilizing his three decades of management and marketing experience, over twenty years of it in addiction and mental health, Bob had numerous leadership roles with Central Recovery and its family of companies since 2006 and was Senior Vice President of Communications at the time of his passing, where he directed the strategic company-wide corporate marketing and communications policies. He proudly served as a founding member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Foundation for Recovery, Inc., a public charity, which seeks to make recovery from addiction more available and remove barriers to addiction recovery. Bob was the recipient of the Foundation’s highest award, “The Brick,” at its 2015 Gala and Awards Ceremony. A devoted member of the Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Fellowship, Bob was nineteen years old when he entered recovery on August 13, 1977. He came into NA at a time when the twelve-step fellowship was in its infancy, and he worked with other members to develop Narcotics Anonymous (the Basic Text of NA) in the early 1980s, as well as other literature pieces and service manuals. In his most current NA World Board position, Bob was the group facilitator for the Traditions Book Project, an undertaking he worked on with great passion, commitment, and joy.

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