Who We Are

Facing Addiction Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis by unifying the voice of the over 45 million Americans and their families directly impacted by addiction.


Bring together the best resources in the field in order to reduce the human and social costs of addiction, every year, until this public health crisis is eliminated.


  • Build a national constituency to give the millions affected by addiction a voice
  • “Rebrand addiction” to create the understanding, empathy, outrage and demand urgently needed to advance solutions
  • Increase access to effective prevention, treatment and recovery programs
  • Translate scientific innovation into useful tools and services
  • Advocate for governments to implement evidence-based policies and regulatory practices to end addiction
  • Widely share the proof of long-term recovery

Board of Directors

  • James L. Abernathy: Chairman and CEO of The Abernathy MacGregor Group
  • Robin Kiam Aviv: Non-Profit Advisor and Young Leadership Program Founder
  • Michael Ballue, CADC II, BSBA: Director of Family Health Services for Behavioral Health Services
  • Thomas Beresford, MD: Professor of Psychiatry, with tenure, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Physician at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver
  • Joyce V. Bracey, M.Ed.: Executive Director of the Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans
  • David Brubaker: Founder, Coby Cares Foundation
  • Sharon Burden: Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center
  • Dawn Stone Crouch: Non-Profit Advisor
  • Julie Dostal, Ph.D.: Executive Director of the LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions Oneonta, New York
  • Walton Goldring: Board Member of the Goldring Foundation and Recovery Activist
  • Hal Hathaway: Senior Lease Consultant, Thornhill Properties, Inc
  • Benjamin S. Heldfond: Founder BenHad Properties, LLC and ATJJJ Holdings, LLC
  • Rain Henderson: Founder Elemental Advisors
  • Todd Hollander: Private Investor
  • Judi M. Kosterman, PHD: Senior Vice President of the Newport Brain Research Lab/ Brain Treatment Centers
  • Paul McCulley: The Morgan Le Fay Dreams Foundation
  • Mitchell S. Rosenthal, MD: Founder and President of the Rosenthal Center for Addiction Studies
  • John Silverman: Owner, SilverSEAL Corporation
  • Theo Spencer: Senior Policy Advocate at the Natural Resource Defense Council
  • Darryl Strawberry: President & CEO of Strawberry Ministries
  • Juliana Terian: Businesswoman and Non-Profit Advisor
  • Evan Yurman: Chief Design Director of David Yurman Enterprises
  • Janet Zagorin: Client Service Officer at Sidley Austin LLP

Facing Addiction Staff

  • Jim Hood: Co-CEO
  • Andy Pucher: Co-CEO
  • Greg Williams: Executive Vice President
  • Michael King: Director of Outreach & Engagement
  • Leah Brock: Director of Affiliate Relations
  • Ivana Grahovac: Director of Advancement
  • Laszlo Jaress: Operations Manager
  • Ryan Hampton: Social Outreach and Recovery Advocate
  • Christian Quilici: Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
  • Garrett Hade: Outreach Coordinator-Los Angeles
  • Aisha Waheed: Office Manager
  • Jill Price: Director of Administration & Finance
  • Paul Warren: Executive Assistant

Facing Addiction Advisory Committee

  • Susan Broderick: Director of National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center at Georgetown University
  • Justin Cohen: Founder of RecoveryAid
  • Thomas Cook: Senior Managing Partner & CEO of Thomas Cook & Associates
  • Don Fertman: Chief Development Officer of Subway World Headquarters
  • Carol McDaid: Principal of Capital Decisions, Inc.
  • Stacia Murphy: Former NCADD President & Faith Leader
  • Justin Luke Riley: President & CEO of Young People In Recovery
  • Tym Rourke: Director of SUD Grantmaking for New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Terry Meyerhoff Rubenstein, Secretary: Director, Meyerhoff Family Office – Baltimore, MD

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