I am the Court Administrator for the Guilford County Recovery Courts – Adult Drug Treatment Court, Mental Health Court, and Juvenile Drug Treatment Court. I graduated from ASU with bachelor degrees in CJ and Sociology in 1996. I began my career with juvenile offenders in SC, until I relocated to NC in 1998. I have worked with the adult criminal offender for the past 20+ years. I am passionate about advocating for individuals that don’t have a voice due to their chemical addictions and/or mental health issues, at the same time recognizing the need for structure and accountability. I hope to help reduce the stigma of substance use disorders and mental health concerns while educating other key stakeholders about these growing concerns.