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WASHTENAW COUNTY

Meet the Board

Executive Board

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Mario Nanos

President

Term exp. 12/21

Mario is a family man and entrepreneur in the healthcare field. His son, Yanni, died tragically in 2018 of a heroin overdose. Mario is passionate about providing the community with the education and resources it needs in order to promote recovery. He is always willing to collaborate with like-minded individuals.

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Jamaine Atkins

Vice-President

Term exp. 12/21

Before being elected as Washtenaw Families Against Narcotics (FAN) Vice-President, Jamaine Atkins dedicated several years of his life to the recovery community of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  While pursuing a Psychology degree at Eastern Michigan University, he simultaneously supported clients of local treatment centers: taking them to daily 12 step meetings, religious services, and personal appointments. It was while allowing former detox clients, who were waitlisted for transitional housing to sleep at his home, that Jamaine decided to launch Any Lengths Sober Living, housing over 150 men since 2018.

 

Jamaine has continued to engage with those in early stages of recovery as an employee of Home of New Vision and Growth Works Inc. of Wayne County.  He has also managed to balance the mentorship of several participants of Washtenaw County Veterans Treatment Court, conducting addiction research for Wayne State Medical School, and giving continued love and support to those struggling with addiction, while also raising children of his own.  

 

Jamaine has been an active participant of Washtenaw FAN since its inception. His passion for the recovery community, removing the stigma associated with addiction and educating himself and others in matters related to Substance Abuse Disorder make him a welcome addition to the Board of Washtenaw FAN.  

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MOLLY WELCH MARAHAR

Secretary

Term exp. 12/20

Molly Welch Marahar currently works as a senior opioid policy analyst with the Policy and Planning Administration at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to her work with the State of Michigan, Molly worked for the Center for Health and Research Transformation leading projects in behavioral health, publishing briefs on health policy and organizing local community action around opioids. As a person in long term recovery from heroin addiction herself, Molly strives to elevate the voices of lived experience to affect policy change and improve the landscape of resources for people with addiction.

Board of Directors

All are welcome to attend.
(Children 10 and older please.)
 
CONTACT US:
734-210-9739

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James Berg

Term exp. 12/20

James is the VP of Business Development at Helix Diagnostics, a toxicology and genetics diagnostic provider, with a focus on education of physicians and providers with drug testing guidelines. He has maintained sobriety since 2009. His greatest passion is helping other alcoholics and addicts through sponsorship.

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Dr. Chad Brummet

Term exp. 12/20

Dr. Brummett is the Director of Pain Research and Director of Clinical Anesthesia Research at Michigan Medicine. He is also Co-Director of Michigan-OPEN, which aims to prevent chronic opioid use/misuse through the development of appropriate prescribing guidelines for healthcare providers, along with the organization and promotion of medication take-back events.

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Dr. Nancy Mason

Term exp. 12/20

Dr. Mason is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She is involved with medication disposal events organized by the college, and is interested in preventing opioid addiction and improving access to treatment in the Washtenaw community.

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Steve feldman

Term exp. 12/20

Steve has been in recovery since 1992. He is a coach and interventionist at Feinberg Consulting, an organization that helps coordinate care and develop highly individualized care plans for patients, which consider injuries, aging, addiction, and mental health. He has a passion for helping people connect to their purpose and meaning in life.

Advisory Board

Dawn Blackburn

Recovery Advocate

Nathan Mair

President - At Home Pharmacy

Bridget Mary McCormack
Chief Michigan Supreme Court Justice


Colleen Warner RN BSN

Washtenaw County Health Department

 

Rachel Raneses
Pharmacy Student at the University of Michigan

 

Lindsay Ramos

Health Care Professional and Recovery Advocate
 

Bill Nurmi
President/Clinical Therapist Inspire Behavioral Health

 

Alexis B. Vitta

Person in Recovery/Recovery Advocate.

 

Mary Neff CRNA
Michigan OPEN:

Project Member and Michigan Medicine Anesthesiology 

David Awadalla B.S. HP MSW

Opioid Consultant

Division of Chronic Disease & Injury Control

Department of Health & Human Services  State of Michigan
 

Arlene Maxim

Recovery Advocate

 

Megan Galvin Board

Health Care Professional and Recovery Advocate

Eli Savet

Senior Legal Counsel, City of Detroit

Lecturer, University of Michigan Law School

Jason Schwartz

Director of Behavioral Health, St. Mary Mercy - Livonia

 

Letty Azar
Person in Recovery/Recovery Advocate

 

Hon. Charles J. Pope

14B Judicial District

 

Hon. Joseph F. Burke

15th Judicial District
 

Joanna Smith, LLMSW

Case Manager for the Women's Specialty Program (WSP) @ Home of New Vision
 

Mary Morris-Donaldson
Recovery Advocate

 

Ally Orzel

Pharmacy Student at the University of Michigan


Victoria Barnett

Woman in Recovery

Certified Birth Doula
 

Jean Mitchell

Recovery Advocate

Nicole West 
Person in Recovery

Casey Warner

Person in Recovery

Hanna Marten

Recovery Advocate

Families Against Narcotics - Washtenaw Chapter

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