Meet the Speakers
Get to know the panel of experts leading our February family forum discussion
Sazha Alexandra Ramos
Recovery Organization Resources, Founder
A U.S. Navy veteran in recovery, Sazha Alexandra Ramos works in the addiction recovery field, specializing in the recovery housing and collegiate recovery communities. By utilizing her personal recovery journey and professional experience, she creates solutions and connects organizations to global resources. Sazha has owned and operated two recovery homes and spearheaded the nation’s first recovery housing locator with the national non-profit SAFE Project. In 2019, she created the National Recovery Housing Collective with known leaders and experts in the recovery housing space. Sazha deeply believes in multiple pathways to recovery. Through her work, she aims to provide education to those looking for resources that better address barriers to recovery.
Eric Fretz, Ph.D.
Michigan State Selective Services, Director
Dr. Eric Fretz served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, two Joint Service Achievement Medals and two Navy Achievement Medals, with multiple deployments. As a three-time graduate of the University of Michigan and a faculty lecturer, Dr. Fretz serves as a mentor to U-M student veterans. His additional volunteer roles include: Washtenaw County Veteran Treatment Court as Mentor Program Director; founder/president of two 501(c)(3) veteran charities; the editorial board of the Journal of Veterans Studies and chair of the State of Michigan’s Region 9 Veterans Community Action Team.
Any Lengths Sober Living, Founder