Residents in Recovery champions the cause of individuals marginalized by mental health and addiction issues, by providing judgement-free access to a safe, supportive and therapeutic recovery environment.
Residents in Recovery has taken great care to ensure that they have the right people in place in order to offer Residents and programming participants a program that both meets their needs and motivates them to change their life. Our Board of Directors is a great cross-section of the community, with each member having an understanding and/or personal experience with mental health and addiction issues. It is this understanding and experience that translates into compassion for those in the program and a strong desire to see each of them realize their full potential in life.
Tyler Lorenz, NCAC2 - Executive Director - Tyler is a nationally certified recovery coach. He has had a lifetime of experience with mental health and addiction issues. After 29 years of active addiction, Tyler transformed his life and began to follow his true purpose which is to help others struggling with addiction find their way. Residents in Recovery has evolved from a few scribbles in a notebook to a vision and now reality. Tyler found recovery while in jail and since then has received a diploma in Addiction and Social Work, become a SMART Recovery facilitator, a certified recovery coach and given back to the community that he grew up in through his work with the Lloydminster Men's Shelter. With the support and contributions of many people that believed in him, he has been able to turn his dreams into reality.
Serena Campbell-Barnes, MSc - Program Director - Serena holds a Master's of Science in Health Promotion and Socio-Behavioral Sciences from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Calgary. She has been working in the field of mental health and addictions since 2004 in a number of different capacities within the field, including counseling, community development, harm-reduction, and program development and evaluation. She has worked with individuals with a range of addictive behaviors, concurrent disorders, and other behavioral and emotional concerns such as low self-esteem, insecure attachment styles, employment issues, relationship and family of origin issues, trauma and grief and loss. Serena was originally on the Board of Directors but has now taken a more active role with the organization.
Sham Thorne - Administration and Client Support - Sham comes from a family of addictions which has inspired her to break the cycle and make a difference in her home town by pursuing a career in social work. Sham is continuing her social work education with University of Athabasca after completing her university transfer program at Lakeland College. Her outgoing personality and past experience in addiction has clients feeling they can relate to her which makes them feel they can approach her with any concerns and their daily struggles. Clients have shared that sham is a valid asset to the Residents in Recovery team by her showing her passionate side of support.
Sherien Potts - Operations Manager -
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Stan Parke - Interim Board Chair - Retired - Stan is a semi-retired businessman from the community. He brings with him a number of years of Board of Directors experience with the Thorpe Recovery Center.
Robert (Bob) Cody, RPC, MPCC - Addiction Counselor - Bob has been in and around the counselling profession for over 20 years and is passionate about his journey. He is a grateful member of the “Divine Healing” family and is proud to be part of the “Residents in Recovery Program”. Bob is also in recovery and uses his knowledge from past experience, and his education to help individuals on their healing journey. He enjoys helping others to discover how they can look at the same situation from a different perspective. Bob uses a blend of different therapies from 12 Step to SMART to holistic healing and usually a combination of these as well as, using creativity and garnered knowledge to help them discover their true potential.
Dr. Thomas Kerlis - General Practitioner - Thomas is a General Practitioner working out of the Lloydminster Clinic.
Aamir Farooq - Pharmacist - Aamir is the Pharmacy Manager at Lloyd Drug Mart. Aamir is familiar with the issues facing those struggling with mental health and addiction issues in our community. As a prescribing pharmacist that administers opiate replacement therapy in Lloydminster, he is in regular contact with those struggling with opiate dependency.
Gerald MacNab - Business Owner - Gerald is a businessman in the community with an interest in supporting struggling individuals.
Kevin Parke - Kevin has an interest in supporting vulnerable individuals in our community that struggle with addiction. With a strong fundraising background, Kevin has been a great addition to our Board.
Andrew Nicholson - Owner - Harvest to Home Catering - Andrew is passionate about supporting individuals that struggle with mental health and addiction issues.
George Dillon - George has a wealth of knowledge and experiencewhen it comes to addiction. As a First Nation businessman, George is seeking sustainable solutions to to combat addiction throughout his community.
Richard Dixon - Richard is a military veteran with the Canadian Armed Forces that served two combat tours in Afghanistan. After suffering from the PTSD, depression and addiction issues, Richard was able to turn his life around and now supports others with mental health issues through his peer support program, "Never Give Up."
Riley Treen - Riley grew up around recovery and has personal experience with addiction. With many years in recovery, Riley brings a unique perspective to resiliency and recovery to our board.