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Mr. Hardy brings over twenty years of professional experience the organization. Carlos is also a person in long- term recovery, since September 1993, and a 2006 honors graduate of the Lincoln University (PA) MHS Program. He has served in a host of management positions prior to transitioning into full- time leadership of M-ROCC Carlos’ professional experience includes serving seven years as Director of Housing and Case Management Services with Light Street Housing Corporation (LSHC) - Supportive Housing Program - providing housing to men, women, seniors and custodial parents, all in recovery from substance abuse or mental illness.
Other professional assignments include serving five years as Director of Drug Treatment and Community Outreach with the Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA), and two years as Executive Director with the Maryland Chapter of National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD-MD).
Prior to assuming fulltime duties with M-ROCC, Carlos served four years as Director of Public Affairs with Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems (BSAS), the local treatment authority for Baltimore City. Mr. Hardy’s professional affiliations include: Board member - Maryland Maryland’s State Drug and Alcohol Council, 2008 – present Board memberR.E.A.C.H/ Institute Behavioral Research – 2013 - present Certified Recovery Coach Trainer-Connecticut Community for Addictions Recovery, (CCAR) Mr. Hardy was responsible for the design and implementation of BSAS’ “Community Outreach and Education” Marketing Campaign, in addition to serving as the principle architect in designing and implementing BSAS’ highly successful “Baltimore Recovery Corps” (BRC) – Peer Recovery Support Specialist (P-RSS) Initiative. Carlos is a long-time resident of Baltimore City and the proud dad of a seven-year old son, Antonio.
Marvelle “Kheninh” Daniels, BSW, CAC-AD
Director of Programming, M-ROCC
Mr. Daniels professional career spans over twenty-four years, and has seen Kheninh serve in a management capacity in a variety of multi-disciplinary treatment and recovery programs. In addition, Kheninh has over twenty-five years in long-term recovery, Prior to joining the M-ROCC staff, Mr. Daniels served as Program Manager of Baltimore City’s first state-funded Recovery Community Center (RCC). As manager, he was responsible for generating the Center’s monthly programming/activities schedule. In addition to his programming duties with the Recovery Community Center @ Academy of Success, Kheninh was responsible for supervising the RCC’s volunteer, peer recovery advocate, and paid staff.
Deborah McClung has an extensive background in grants management, program development and training. Deborah is a person in long-term recovery with over 21 years clean, and has over twenty years experience serving as a volunteer and recovery advocate in communities in New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Ms. McClung believes the most effective change in communities comes when a small group of people who share a vision are willing to work together to solve common problems. Deborah remains committed to supporting collaborative efforts whose mission is to help communities better understand, and embrace men and women in recovery and the community-based programs such as supportive housing created to support them in rebuilding a life in the community.
Director of Special Projects, M-ROCC
Linda McRae brings over 30 years of personal and professional experience to her position as M-ROCC's- Director of Special Projects. Linda is also a person in long term recovery with sixteen years of sustained recovery. Ms. McRae's academic achievements include earning her Bachelor's in Human Services from Sojourner Douglass College, as well as recieving her Master's Degree in Human Services Administration with a concentration in Addiction Counseling & Supervision, a collaborative in Maryland at Coppin State University and University of Baltimore. She is currently an Adjunct Professor and Student Intern Advisor for Addiction Studies at Sojourner Douglass College located in Baltimore, Maryland. Included among the professional positions Ms. McRae has held are Clinical Manager with the Glass Treatment Program, a medication-assisted treatment program, Director of Addictions at Baltimore Behavioral Health (BBH). In addtion, Ms. McRae also served as Program Administrator with We Care Health Services Program, in Laurel, Maryland.
Linda has served on the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-Health Professionals Certification(MABHPA) Board since 2004. MABHPA is a private, non-partisan corportation offering voluntary international and state level credentials to behavioral health professionals. She currently serves as Vice- President. Ms. McRaes's profesional credntials include, Certifiied Associalte Counselor in Alcohol and Drug, Approved Supervisor with Maryland, and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (IDAC).
Regina Sims Alston has over seventeen years of experience working with folks doing amazing work for systemic change in their communities. M-ROCC has engaged Ms. Sims Alston to coordinate its website development and provide assistance on Organizational and Program Development. Regina is also a Certified Recovery Coach trainer through Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).
She has co-trained 100+ Peer Recovery Support Specialists (P-RSS), many who now serve as peer specialists in treatment programs and Recovery Community Programs throughout Maryland As a contractor with Danya Institute’s Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) “Peer Recovery Specialist” certification initiative, Ms. Sims-Alston currently serves as principle curriculum developer and facilitator of the ATTC’s “Mentoring and Education” and “Advocacy” recovery domains trainings currently being held across the State of Maryland. Regina holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Work from Tuskegee University and a Masters in Social Work, specializing in Social Administration and Community Organizing from the University of Maryland-Baltimore.