Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
Lt. Gov Opening
Lt. Governor Brian Calley

Rally Emcee

Emcee, Mark Lundholm

Mark Lundholm

Mark has performed in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. From world-renowned musicians, heads of state, fortune 500 companies to rehabilitation centers and convicted felons, Mark has truly entertained on the world’s stage.

He’s appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E, CBS, and NBC. Mark wrote and performed his own one-man show off-Broadway in New York City reaching critical acclaim, and in his spare time created the now staple DVD series ‘Humor in Treatment’ and the Recovery Board Game.

Mark is a person in long-term recovery.

2017 Keynote Speakers

JUDGE JODI DEBBRECHT SWITALSKI

Jodi Debbrecht SwitalskiAs a former Metro Detroit felony prosecutor with a perfect trial record involving mostly violent crimes, Judge Jodi has witnessed first-hand, the devastating effects surrounding interpersonal violence, substance abuse and dependency within our families, our children and our communities.ppointed by the Governor to the bench, Judge Jodi immediately became a leader in the fight against synthetic drugs and the opioid epidemic in Michigan.  She is humbled to be called a “Warrior!” and a “Savage Advocate!”

Among numerous other endeavors, she was recognized for her distinguished service and contributions to Michigan’s Treatment Court Legislative Advisory Board and founded the nationally recognized North Oakland County Veterans Treatment Court.  She was unanimously selected to receive the state wide, first ever “Integrity in our Communities” Award and began a not for profit called RADEO, the Regional Anti-Drug Education and Outreach program which achieved state and regional notoriety.

Among one of the highest rated speakers at the 2016 International Conference on Opioids at Harvard Medical School, Judge Jodi has been invited to speak again in 2017 focusing on the issue of informed consent.  Other notable presentations include MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, a panelist for Boston University’s SCOPE of Pain national training program for doctors and medical professionals and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. 

Judge Jodi continues to practice law at the firm of Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein PLLC in metro Detroit focusing primarily on family, criminal, malpractice litigation and consulting on risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for medical and dental practices through her firm, Switalski Consulting LLC. She is partner in The Stutman Switalski Group where she presents well over 150 presentations annually to medical, dental and legal professionals, schools, communities and numerous other organizations; performs at least as many consulting engagements and has numerous publications to include the recent, “Your Name is on the Bottle.” 

MATT BUTLER 

Matt ButlerMatt is a folk artist, a rock’n roller, and a storyteller. Weaving personal experience with a timeless style, Butler brings honesty and openness to his classic approach to songwriting.

Matt Butler first gained notoriety as the lead singer of the New York based band Reckless Sons, who released two Eps, the latter with legendary record producer David Kahne (Lana Del Ray, The Strokes, Sublime, Paul McCartney).

Parting with the punk and garage rock of his past, Butler’s heart and voice have found a new home in the world of Americana. In late 2015, he stepped into Degraw Sound, A Brooklyn studio owned and operated by long time friend and colleague Ben Rice (The Mooney Suzuki, The Skins, Blackbells). Although forever indebted to his songwriting heroes Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, this trip to the studio saw Butler draw inspiration from contemporary artists like Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Ryan Adams. What resulted was Reckless Son, a poignant confession of Butler’s struggle with alcoholism and addiction and his inspiring path to recovery. Rich and masterful storytelling makes a listen through the record a journey of its own. Moreover, Butler was able to pull together a community around his message and crowdfund the entire project through a successful Pledge Music Campaign. Butler’s band on the record included Josh Lattanzi (Norah Jones, The Candles, Lemonheads, Ben Kweller) Greg Wieczorek (Norah Jones, The Autumn Defense, Joseph Arthur), Wes Hutchinson (The Candles, Lenka, Hugo), and Kurt Thum (Zak Smith).

Reckless Son was released to critical acclaim on Sept. 9th, 2016. Immediately following the release, Butler wrote and performed ‘Just One’, the original song for the feature length and nationally distributed documentary Generation Found. The film portrays the devastating effect the current drug and opiate epidemic has had on adolescents in and around Houston, TX, and the unprecedented way in which the community has rallied to support them.

During his relatively short professional career, Butler signed a development deal with Mercury Records (Island Def Jam), toured the United Kingdom (including main stage appearance at the Brighton Beachdown Festival), was a featured performer for TEDx San Francisco, recorded a single with Jeff Saltzman (The Killers), appeared in The LA Times, Nylon, Vanity Fair, Spin Magazine, and New York Times, as well as being the face of John Varvatos STAR USA ad campaign with Converse. As a solo artist, he has shared bills with the likes of Neil Young, Norah Jones, and Willie Nile.

A gifted singer/songwriter on the rise, he has co-writes with Angelo Petraglia (Kings Of Leon), Bobby Huff (Shinedown), Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly), Scott Stevens (The Exies), Mike Viola (Candy Butchers) and Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace).

Songs of Butler’s have been licensed to numerous films and television shows including American Pickers (Main theme song), NBC’s The Voice, A&E’s Biography of Bruce Springsteen, Pawn Stars, NY Ink, STARZ Network series Crash, Ax Men and Burn Notice.

CRAIG DEROCHE

Craig DeRocheCraig joined Prison Fellowship several years ago as the director of external affairs for the organization’s advocacy arm, Justice Fellowship.  Today, DeRoche leads Prison Fellowship’s criminal justice reform efforts.

DeRoche was first introduced to Prison Fellowship while speaking at a national forum on addiction in 2011. He was the youngest statewide Republican leader in the country and was elected Michigan Speaker of the House, but in 2010, after serving a full tenure in the state legislature, DeRoche made national headlines with two alcohol-related arrests. It was only after his arrests, rehabilitation, and a renewed focus on his Christian faith that DeRoche escaped from his life-long struggle with alcoholism. He has been sober since 2010. 

DeRoche’s first book, Highly Functional, released in May 2015, is a memoir of his life transitioning from addiction to recovery. DeRoche frequently pens op-eds for publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Times, and The Christian Post.

MICHAEL JOHNSON

Michael L. Johnson

Michael is a nationally recognized trainer and lecturer in the field of addictions.

Over the years he has served the field in many capacities, including counselor, program director, consultant, and trainer. He has developed a series of educational DVDs that are shown throughout the United States within residential treatment settings, correctional institutions, and prevention programs.

He has worked as a consultant for the Michigan Department of Corrections, New York Department of Corrections, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as well as numerous drug courts throughout the country.

Mr. Johnson served as faculty for Eastern Kentucky Universities Alcohol and Other Drug Studies for several years and has conducted classes at colleges and universities. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselor Education and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, and is a licensed social worker, a Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor in the State of Michigan, and has the International Advanced Addictions Counselor credential.

 

Speakers and Performers 

John ShinholserJohn Shinholser

John Shinholser serves as the President of The McShin Foundation, which was founded in 2004 and named for its two recovering co-founders, John Shinholser and Carol McDaid. Shinholser and McDaid have dedicated their lives to helping individuals and families in or seeking recovery from the disease of addiction. The McShin Foundation operates on the founders’ belief that by helping others find and sustain recovery, they can better sustain their own recovery. Shinholser and McDaid decided to establish a non-profit recovery community resource foundation based on this belief and on the work Shinholser had been engaged in with individuals in the recovering community since 1982.

John is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He owned and managed a successful contracting business for over 30 years, during which time he served as President of the Richmond Chapter of the Painting and Decorating Contractors Association and was twice recognized as a national

award winning Original Design Faux Finisher.

John Shinholser served as President of SAARA of Central Virginia Affiliate and is a former board member of SAARA of Virginia.

Shinholser also served as Chairman of the board of Rubicon, Inc. (2012-2014), Virginia’s most comprehensive substance abuse treatment facility (230 beds).

In 2005, Shinholser received the prestigious America Honors Recovery Award from the Johnson Institute — one of six recognized (nationally) who have been affected or afflicted by alcohol and other drug addictions, and have given back to their communities so that future generations may know the possibility and power of recovery.

In 2005, he also received, along with his wife Carol McDaid, the Caron Foundation’s Outstanding Alumni Award.

In 2006, Shinholser received the coveted OSAS (Virginia Office of Substance Abuse Services) Award of Virginia for Significant Contributions to the Field of Substance Use Disorder Recovery. This award is typically given to professionals in the field. Mr. Shinholser was the first recovering community member to receive this award.

Under John’s leadership, McShin won the Recovery Community Organization of the year Award for the United States AKA The Joel Hernandez Award presented by Faces and Voices of Recovery in a Washington D.C. ceremony in June of 2011.

Also under John’s tutelage, McShin won the national SAMHSA Recovery Month 2011 Flicker Award.

John Shinholser has been featured in Addiction Professional Magazine, Newsweek, The Richmond

Times Dispatch

(Flair, Metro, and Business sections), The Mechanicsville Local, Richmond Free Press, and Virginia Association of Community Service Boards 2005 Annual Report.

John also has been in many news broadcasts and national documentaries to include The Anonymous People.

John is an appointed citizen member of the 2008, 2009, 2010 Virginia General Assembly joint Senate /House sub-committee on substance abuse (SJ77). John cco-wrote the Recovery Coach Manual and travels the country providing Authentic Recovery Coach Training.

John and Carol traveled to Whales in 2011 to participate in the first recovery walk as well help launch The Living Room in Cardiff, a Recovery Community Center.

John was appointed an Honorary Deputy of the Richmond City Sheriff Office in July 2013.

John is a member of Henrico County Drug Court “Advisory Council” and “McShin Board Member Emeritus”.

John currently resides in Hanover with his wife Carol and his daughter Mary Page. He has been clean and in successful long-term recovery since August 10th 1982.


Joe Bellino

Joseph Bellino, DISTRICT 17

DISTRICT

Joe Bellino was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016. He represents the 17th District, which covers portions of Wayne and Monroe counties, including the cities of Monroe, Flat Rock and Rockwood, the townships of Ash, Berlin, Exeter, Frenchtown, London, Sumpter, as well as a portion of Monroe Township.

COMMITTEES

Rep. Bellino serves as vice chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee, and as a member of the Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Insurance committees.

EDUCATION

Rep. Bellino is a graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School and Monroe County Community College.

PROFESSIONAL

Rep. Bellino has owned and operated Broadway Market for the past 18 years. Prior to that, he worked in the family beer and wine distributorship, Bellino’s Quality Beverage, until 1987, when he was given an opportunity to work for The Society of St. Vincent DePaul in Detroit.

In 1993, Bellino joined the service team at Joe Lake Tire and Auto in Monroe. Working closely with the owner, Tim Lake, allowed Bellino the experience of running a small business. Armed with this exciting knowledge, he purchased Broadway Market from his cousins.

PUBLIC OFFICE AND AFFILIATIONS

Bellino was a member of the Board of Trustees at Monroe County Community College for 15 years, and served as board chair. In addition, he is a member of the Monroe Exchange Club, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, NRA, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, for which he previously served as chair.

PERSONAL

Joe and his wife Peggy have three daughters, Mary (Derek Bezeau), Anne (Robbie Sullivan) and Meg Bellino, and three grandchildren. He is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and its choir.

Contact

Phone: (517) 373-1530
Email: JosephBellino@house.mi.gov


Andy SchorAndy Schor,  DISTRICT 68 

State Representative Andy Schor is in his third term representing residents of the 68th House District, which includes most of the city of Lansing and all of Lansing Township.

Andy has served on the Ethics and Elections, Michigan Competitiveness, Commerce and Trade, Education and Regulatory Reform committees. He was an Assistant Floor Leader and Chair of the Capitol Caucus — a group of mid-Michigan legislators who advocate on issues affecting the region. Andy was also named to the House Democrats’ Education Task Force and the House Education’s Common Core Subcommittee. Click here to see a list of his proposed legislation. Schor was also the lead Democrat on the legislation that created the Healthy Michigan program, which has brought health care to 600,000 Michigan residents. He also authored several amendments, including one to save the city of Lansing almost a million dollars. Schor has also been very active in working on policies to address our heroin and prescription drug abuse crisis. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Andy to his Task Force on Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse and, after significant research and extensive conversations with experts, they released their recommendations on Oct. 26, 2015.

In his first four years in office, he has had six pieces of legislation signed into law by Gov. Snyder. They are:

House Bill 4478 of 2013 (Public Act 79 of 2014): Allows people with disabilities to use signature stamps on election documents.
HB 4711 of 2013 (PA 44 of 2014): Allows brewers to sell the beer they make for on-premises consumption at multiple licensed brewery premises.
HB 4054 of 2015 (PA 40 of 2015): Reforms state oversight of mobile home communities. As this law takes effect, it should help ensure people living in mobile home communities are enjoying a safe, clean living environment.
HB 4205 of 2015 (PA 91 of 2015): Helps remove the term “crippled children” from our laws and replaces it with more respectful language.
HB 4580 of 2015 (PA 329 of 2016): Revokes certain tax credits for business that fail to act in good faith.
HB 5618 (PA 360 of 2016): Allows schools to take a student’s age, disciplinary history, disability, the severity of a violation and other factors into consideration before expelling a student under “zero tolerance” laws. Gongwer News Services, which covers Michigan legislative news, listed this package of bills as one of their top ten most important legislative actions in 2016.
Before coming to the House, Andy served for 10 years as an Ingham County Commissioner. Before that, Andy worked for State Senator Gary Peters (now U.S. Senator Peters) for five years and for state Representative Paul Condino for two years. He also served in Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s administration.

Andy’s community involvement includes being a founding member of the Ingham County Land Bank and serving as a Board Member of the Tri-County Office on Aging and the South Lansing Community Development Association. Through his involvement with the Smartzone Board, he has helped create opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses, spurring job growth in the region. Andy has volunteered time with the Sycamore Park Neighborhood Watch and was an active participant in the Forest View, Old Everett, and Clifford Park Neighborhood Associations during his time as an Ingham County Commissioner. Andy is active with the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Annual Empty Plate Dinner planning committee, and serves as an honorary co-chair for Lansing’s Juneteenth Celebration. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Families Against Narcotics.

Andy and his wife, Erin Schor, have lived in Lansing for 17 years. Their children, Ryan and Hannah, attend school in the Lansing Public Schools. Andy graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and in history.


Katie Donovan

Katie Donovan

Katie has spent over the last 20 years in the marketing, events and communications industry. After experiencing the addiction journey with her daughter Brittany, Katie left her marketing career, in order to focus on family recovery. She has now dedicated her life to guiding others through the overwhelming process of finding quality treatment for substance abuse, coaching families through their own recovery, and a consultant for the treatment industry. Katie is the National Director of Family Advocacy at Reliance Treatment Centers, the Executive Vice President of the nonprofit FAN-Families Against Narcotics, on the Executive Committee for a Michigan opiate task force Operation Rx, and a national speaker on addiction. Katie is also one of the leading forces behind the creation of Hope Not Handcuffs. Katie is a professionally trained and certified family recovery coach as well as an addictions recovery coach. Katie has been a featured author/blogger for national advocacy groups such as The Addicts Mom, Magnolia New Beginnings, and In The Rooms, in addition to being interviewed on The Fix, Overcoming Addiction Radio, NBC news as well as numerous media sources. Katie and her daughter Brittany also co-founded a blog, where they dig deep about their journey at www.amothersaddictionjourney.com, which reached over a million views and seen in 146 countries within 30 days of its inception and has been syndicated in over 30 publications, including USA Today and The Sober World magazine. Katie lives with her husband John, and their youngest daughter Brooke in Macomb Twp, MI.
www.amothersaddictionjourney.com
katie@amothersaddictionjourney.com
586-556-2602


Michael King

Michael King

Michael King is a person in long-term recovery and the National Director of Outreach & Engagement for Facing Addiction. Prior to finding recovery, Michael worked for over ten years in the political arena, working on campaigns ranging from legislative and municipal races to US Senate, Gubernatorial and Presidential Campaigns. He has extensive experience in campaign management, grassroots organizing and communications. With Facing Addiction, Michael combines his professional background with his personal journey through active addiction and recovery to build Facing Addictions national coalition of partnering organizations, the Facing Addiction Action Network.

 


Andrew Fortunato

Andrew Fortunato

Andrew has worked in the substance abuse prevention and mental health fields for more than 5 years. Over that time he has amassed a knowledge of substance use and co-occurring disorders that affect adults, adolescents, families, and the community as a whole. Andrew is especially experienced in crisis intervention and systems theories, understanding the effect of substance use disorders on the individual and throughout society.

Professional experience: Congressional intern with Congressman Sander Levin’s office, Executive Director, Families Against Narcotics, and currently Therapist with Macomb County Community Mental Health, Urgent Behavioral Health Center (UBHC) and co-owner/operator at Health Equity And Recovery Technologies (HEART).


Mike Hirst

Mike Hirst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tommy Krause Tommy Gunz

Tommy Kraus, Tommy Gunz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Honorable Clinton Canady III

Hon. Clinton Canady III

Clinton received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, as well as his JD. He practiced with Stuart J. Dunnings Jr. (the father) at Dunnings and Canady for 13 years, before starting his own practice, Canady Law Offices, in 1987. Clinton had a general practice for 37 years, until his election to the Ingham County Circuit Court in November of 2010. He assumed office as of January 1, 2011. Clinton has held positions with the State Bar of Michigan, National Bar Association, Wolverine Bar Association was the co-founder of the Lansing Black Lawyers Association now the Davis Dunnings Bar Association. He served on the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce as a Director, Commissioner of the Lansing Board of Water and Light, and many other community organizations including Kappa Alpha Psi and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternities. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Ingham County Bar Association and currently the State Bar Commissioner.

Clinton Canady III is married to Rita Proctor Canady and is the father of two children, Tara Lynn Canady-Doss, an Administrative Law Judge in California, and Clinton Canady IV who works for the Security and Exchange commission in Washington, DC.

Hon. Clinton Canady III
Circuit Court Judge
Ingham County Circuit Court
313 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 483-6524
Ccanady@Ingham.Org


Chris O'DroskiChris “Devil Elvis” O’Droski

Chris is a Peer Recovery Coach and the Peer Recovery Support Coordinator at Home of New Vision, an addiction treatment center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He is also a board member and Vice-Chair of the Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project, a recovery community organization; the President of Michigan Recovery Voices; co-chair of the A2 Soberfest; and a sober musician, entertainer, and owner of Delvis Entertainment LLC.  Delvis Entertainment provides full service rock-n-roll entertainment in the form of Elvis impersonations from the 1950s to Las Vegas-style performances, as well as Chris’s own Elvis creation – the “Devil Elvis”.  Delvis Entertainment also acoustic rock classics and a four to five- piece band featuring various musical styles, including punk, underground, and 1950s and 1960s standards.  As a person in recovery and a Peer Recovery Coach, Chris embraces and advocates for multiple pathways to recovery, including secular recovery groups, supplemental or alternative to 12-step groups, medication, hobbies, gardening, fitness, nutrition, and most importantly (for Chris) music.  Chris has been in long-term recovery from substance use disorder since October 6, 2008.


Deborah GarrettDeborah Garrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RISE Recovery CommunityRise Recovery Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dave Santia

Dave Santia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mark Mandell

Mark Mandell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Jimmy Angyal

Jimmy is a proud, long-standing, UAW member, a Certified Labor Assistance Professional (LAP-C) and a Certified National Addiction Counselor (CNCA1). He is dedicated to assisting individuals and their families with substance abuse and gambling addictions, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, and anger issues that interfere with someone living a successful and satisfying life. Currently, James is President of the Detroit Chapter of Labor Assistance Professionals (LAP).  And for the past 10 years, James has been coordinating with Clinton Counseling to bring hope and recovery to those incarcerated at Macomb County Correctional Facility. He continues to expand his experience and knowledge by being proactive within the workforce and local communities.  James strongly believes that educating the public about addiction empowers individuals and their families to live a productive and successful life. Through James experience of 20+ years, he has and will continue to be a strong advocate for individuals and their families.


Host, Scott MasiScott Masi

Scott is part of the administrative team at St John Providence Brighton Center for Recovery, having acted as

the Center’s Data Analyst as well as Referral and Outreach Specialist. He is a member of St John Health Systems’ Pain Advisory Committee and was nominated for the Michigan Controlled Substance Advisory Committee in 2010. He had an integral role in the strategic planning and integration of Brighton Hospital (the second oldest treatment facility nationally) with St John Providence regionally and Ascension Health nationally, making Brighton Center for Recovery one of the only dedicated substance abuse facilities affiliated with a nation health system. Mr. Masi is one of the founders of Unite to Face Addiction-Michigan, and has taken on many initiatives throughout the state and regionally to develop collaborative efforts in addressing addiction. He has also developed strong relationships with Labor Assistance Professionals throughout Michigan as well as nationally, helping to develop and provide addiction treatment models as well as prevention and recovery educational programs. His efforts are all part of supporting the (ROSC) Recovery Oriented System of Care model.