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Moved to Las Vegas in 2008 via New York. Currently pursuing a Sociology Degree. Has been employed with Foundation for Recovery as a Project Coordinator since April of 2016. In working as a Project Coordinator I also work alongside management to carry out the message of Recovery through doing outreach in order to spread awareness of our Peer Service Program. I am bi-lingual in Spanish, have taken the safeTalk Suicide Awareness class, Mental Health Fist Aid for Youth and Adults and have completed my Associates for Paralegal studies. I am a person in long-term recovery in the Nar-Anon 12 Step Program.
Advocacy and Data Collection
As Operations Manager I am responsible for the “behind the scenes” activities that keep the Peer Center open and running. I make sure all the things no one thinks about occur: the lights stay on, there is paper for the printers, the Rooms are active, safe and space isn’t double booked, vendors do the jobs they are paid for, the Resource Directory gets updated as appropriate and the like. I’m not directly involved with the peers themselves but I make sure all those activities that the Foundation does for and with them can and do happen.
John Newell III
Peer Support Specialist
Hello my name Is John Newell III I am a person in long term recovery. What that looks like for me is that I have not used drugs or alcohol since May 25, 2001. It has been a wonderful ride full of ups and downs, I would not trade this life that recovery has given me for anything the world has to offer. I am currently a Peer Recovery Specialist for the Foundation For Recovery, where I coordinate appointments for coaches and peers, I train coaches to work with peers, I am also a coach, and a recovery advocate. My goal and mission in life is to help the sick and suffering addict/alcoholic who may never hear the life saving message of hope from the disease of addiction. I walk and breath the message of hope and the promise of freedom, I have been to some very low points and dark paths in my life, only through the recovery process have I been able to have a moment of clarity and get on the right path.
Peer Services Manager
Chelsey Mony is a woman in long-term recovery and a Las Vegas native. She began volunteering for Foundation for Recovery in 2011, as a founding member of HYPER, Helping Young People Experience Recovery. She studied business administration. Her current role at Foundation for Recovery is the Peer Service Manager since January 2016. She has worked in non-profit for her entire adult life. Chelsey is also a Peer Recovery Specialist Trainer, a Suicide ASIST interventionist, a SafeTALK Prevention Registered Trainer, and a Reiki Master. While non-profit is where her heart is, she enjoys the arts, meditation, and loving her French bulldog Indigo in her spare time.
Marketing and Development
Shannon Egan is an author and international advocate for addiction recovery. Despite training as a journalist on humanitarian issues for the United Nations in New York and Africa, Shannon prefers sharing her personal stories of addiction and recovery to infuse hope in those still struggling and spread the message that recovery is possible. She enjoys being able to use her professional training as a writer to develop grant proposals and peer recovery programs for Recovery Community Organizations and using social media Currently, she works as the Development and Communications Director for USARA, Utah’s statewide Recovery Community to affect public and private policy changes at the local, state, and federal level in order to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction as well as barriers to sustaining long-term recovery.