OUR TEAM

Quality people.

Quality outcomes.

The Fletcher Group’s success comes from its people—Our Staff, Executive Board, National Advisors and Recovery Kentucky Advisors. Meet them all below!

Our Staff

ERNIE FLETCHER
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Fighter pilot, board-certified physician, statesman, and healthcare visionary, Ernie Fletcher was elected in 1998 to the first of three consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 2003 he was elected the 60th Governor of Kentucky. As Founder of the Fletcher Group, Ernie continues a legacy of innovative public service that promises to extend the company's unique model of "Recovery Ecosystems" to states across the country.

efletcher@fletchergroup.net

Read Governor Fletcher's extensive Wikipedia Bio
GLENNA FLETCHER
Co-Founder

From her early practice as a Register Nurse to her position as Kentucky’s First Lady, Glenna has always been driven by a passion to help others. Untiring in her concern for the health and safety of children, she championed the “Get Healthy KY!” program, guided the “Keep Children Alcohol Free” Foundation, and led the establishment of the “Read To Achieve” program at over 150 elementary schools. At the Fletcher Group, she divides her time between operational management and strategic initiatives.

gafletcher@fletchergroup.net

DAVE JOHNSON
CEO

Dave has over 35 years of experience leading program development with a specific focus on holistic service models that address physical health, mental health, substance abuse, and social determinants of health. His successful grant writing experiences include being awarded over $7 million in funding from Federal and State Agencies and Private Foundations.

djohnson@fletchergroup.org

JANICE FULKERSON
Chief Operating Officer

Skilled at adapting to new situations, Janice brings to the Fletcher Group 25 years of experience as a progressive leader in the healthcare industry, including the contracting and credentialing of hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. Janice excels at supervising individuals and multidisciplinary groups, collaborating with community stakeholders and public policy makers, and formulating long-term strategic plans based on clearly defined goals and accurate, in-depth data analysis. A graduate of Boise State University’s School of Social Work, Janice currently serves on the Governor’s Opioid Task Force and is a Board Member of Idaho’s Insurance Exchange as well as the state’s High Risk Reinsurance Pool. A Rotarian and member of the United States Army Ready Reserve, Janice has nurtured young professionals and others as a Boise Chamber of Commerce Mentor since 2016 and a Big Brother’s Big Sister’s volunteer since 2012. A past Board Member of the Treasure Valley Meals-on-Wheels program, she has also served on Boise State Public Radio’s Community Advisory Board. Her undying commitment to serving others has not gone unnoticed. She was named Big Sister of the Year in 2016 and was an Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year Honoree in 2015 and 2016. A long-time Rotarian, she is the Current Governor Nominee for Rotary District 5400. As if that wasn’t enough, Janice is currently working on a Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.

jfulkerson@fletchergroup.org

TONY WHITE
National Outreach and Engagement Specialist

Tony comes to the Fletcher Group with over 12 years of experience as a Program Director of two peer-led, peer-driven, social model Recovery Kentucky programs in Eastern Kentucky, an area heavily impacted by substance use disorders and addiction. Tony learned the value of substance use recovery by watching his father recover, his family reunite, and his father become a respected and well-loved community member in his hometown of Evanston, Illinois. Tony’s commitment to long-term recovery began in 2003, in a recovery ecosystem of mentorship, love and support. This healing and inspirational recovery environment was the genesis of his passion to assist individuals, families, and communities in pursuing their long-term recovery goals. Recovery Kentucky will miss Tony’s ability to facilitate client and public relations, mentor peer-driven support groups, and collaborate with drug courts, the Kentucky Housing Corporation, and state, county, and city criminal justice agencies. On the other hand, Tony is now in the perfect position to spur a nationwide cultural shift, replacing stigma and criminalization with effective recovery options and treatment, leading to social reintegration and solid recovery capital. Tony’s familiarity with the Recovery Kentucky program will be crucial to fulfilling the Fletcher Group’s original mission of extending the Recovery Kentucky model nationwide. Tony has served as an Alumni Representative on the Healing Place Board of Directors and currently serves as a Board Member of numerous organizations, including the governor-appointed Kentucky State Corrections Commission, CAPTASA (Clinical Applications of the Principles in Treatment of Addictions and Substance Abuse), and PAR (People Advocating Recovery) where he also serves as Treasurer.

twhite@fletchergroup.org

GRANT MEYER
Director of Project Management

As Director of Project Management, Grant applies a unique and extensive blend of experience ideally suited to developing sustainable Recovery Ecosystems. Both a city planner and an economic developer, he is highly adept at building consensus, finding solutions, and advancing innovation. He serves as the Fletcher Group’s lead advisor on a wide range of issues, from finance and housing to product development and real estate. His education includes a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University with a concentration in Real Estate Development and Finance.

gmeyer@fletchergroup.org

JOHN REES
Criminal Justice Specialist

John is the Fletcher Group’s SME (Subject Matter Expert) regarding criminal justice and treatment and recovery options. His experience is vast. As Kentucky’s Commissioner of Corrections he worked with recovery centers to provide alternatives to incarceration for misdemeanor and Class D felony offenders. He has served as a Director, Facility Administrator or Consultant in numerous states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, New Mexico, and Florida. At the Corrections Corporation of America, he served as Vice President of Business Development, overseeing governmental affairs on the state and federal level. John has published several articles related to the criminal justice system such as Establishing Partnerships Between Correctional Agencies and University Researchers to Enhance Substance Abuse Treatment Initiatives and is the author of the book, My Life: John D. Rees's Four-Decade Career in Corrections. In 2013 John was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Florida State University’s School of Criminology. His expertise, experience, and networking skills play a key role in the Fletcher Group’s ability to offer alternative paths to those with drug-related crimes so that they can find the treatment they so desperately need.

jrees@fletchergroup.org

KATHY TAYLOR
Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives

Kathy launched her 30-year Department of Corrections career as an Adult Institutions Corrections Officer and Case Manager, then worked with Kentucky’s Division of Probation and Parole to develop and implement a Substance Use Disorder Program to treat and guide justice-involved adults. As a Program Administrator and Branch Manager, Kathy managed community counselors while expanding the state’s community-based SUD program. She served as liaison between the Kentucky Department of Corrections and the Recovery Kentucky recovery housing program established by then-governor Ernie Fletcher and also oversaw the SUD therapeutic communities inside DOC prisons and jails. Kathy received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Kentucky Wesleyan University, a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University, and served for several years as a Corrections and Community Representative for the Institutional Research Board of the University of Kentucky’s Office of Research Integrity.

ktaylor@fletchergroup.org

LORI BAIER
Director of Employment Services

Twenty-five years as a Registered Nurse have given Lori a keen understanding of healthcare’s diverse population base. In the five years before joining the Fletcher Group, Lorie devoted herself to creating second-chance career opportunities for the most vulnerable by developing and teaching AOKY/GED+ (Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky/General Educational Development) programs at Ashland Community and Technical College in Kentucky. Her ability to reduce barriers and bridge gaps in education plays a key role in the Fletcher Group’s promotion of recovery through the kind of meaningful employment that rebuilds lives, restores families, and revitalizes local communities.

lbaier@fletchergroup.org

DANNY FLETCHER
Director of Faith-Based Initiatives

After 22 years as an Air Traffic Control Officer in the Air Force, Danny served on numerous airborne drug interdiction missions in and out of South America. Increasingly frustrated by the inability to prevent drugs from flowing into the United States, Danny became convinced that the only way to combat the nation’s growing drug epidemic was to address demand. Today, through his efforts with Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, and his work with local halfway houses, Danny works to improve the mental health treatments and community support needed to combat addiction and rebuild lives.

dfletcher@fletchergroup.org

 

DEBBY KEENER
Administrative Assistant

Debby is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and has resided in Lexington, Kentucky most of her adult life. For the past 19 years she served as Don Ball’s assistant until his passing in 2018. Together with Governor Ernie Fletcher, Don Ball spearheaded the Recovery Kentucky program throughout the state of Kentucky. Debby feels fortunate to have assisted in such a noble effort. In her current position as Administrative Assistant with the Fletcher Group, Debby is pleased to help realize the grand vision of her former employer by expanding the Recovery Hope model to other states across the nation.

dkeener@fletchergroup.org

SARAH ADKINS
Program Specialist

Sarah Adkins holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science Degree in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies, and is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has served as a Classification and Treatment Officer at the Green River Correctional Complex in Central City, Kentucky and as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Probation Officer, and Social Services Program Consultant with the Georgia Department of Corrections. More recently, she served as Director of the Owensboro Regional Recovery Center, a 100-bed substance abuse facility within the Recovery Kentucky network. In addition to her work for the Fletcher Group, she serves as Chairperson of “The Alliance For A Drug-Free Owensboro and Daviess County” and Secretary/Treasurer of “Daviess County Treatment Providers.” In 2015, Sarah received the Lighthouse Recovery Beacon Award for her contributions to substance abuse recovery and advocacy.

sadkins@fletchergroup.org

MICHELLE DAY
RCOE Director of Administration

In her previous position, Michelle coordinated and implemented an extensive Homeland Security training delivery system that involved scheduling, logistical support, productivity tracking, data collection, contracting, and regulatory compliance. In her position as Director of Administration for the Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence, Michelle will apply her two Masters Degrees and passion for public safety to identify and engage stakeholders and explore with them the possibility of developing local recovery housing through innovative Technical Assistance provided by the Fletcher Group.

mday@fletchergroup.org

 

JENNIFER WHITE
Director of Health Initiatives

As an advocate and a person in long-term recovery since 2007, Jennifer previously served with the Department of Public Advocacy (Kentucky’s Public Defenders agency), assisting criminal justice-involved individuals who struggle with substance use and/or behavioral health challenges. Collaborating with judges, prosecutors, probation and parole officers and others, she worked to mitigate obstacles and facilitate recovery and rehabilitation services for both adults and adolescents. Also serving with the Administrative Office of the Courts (the operational arm of Kentucky’s judicial branch), she worked on diversions with at-risk youth and their families, facilitating multidisciplinary teams across the state to support those adolescents. In her new role as the Fletcher Group’s Director of Health Initiatives, Jennifer will draw on a diverse background including prior experience with the Recovery Kentucky Program. Holder of a Psychology and Chemical Dependency Degree from Morehead University, she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Kentucky.

jwhite@fletchergroup.org

ROBIN THOMPSON
Director of Research and Evaluation

Driven by the desire to ensure equal access for all to care, treatment, and healthy environments, Robin earned both her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Epidemiology and Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Behavior at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. During her time as a doctoral student, Robin served as a fellow within the occupational epidemiology core of the NIOSH/CDC-funded Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC). She also assisted UK researchers assessing health insurance literacy needs among Kentuckians and the barriers to syringe exchange uptake among rural residents with SUDs. Her dissertation as an occupational epidemiology fellow, Occupational Opioid Surveillance and Intervention Evaluation: A Mixed Methods Collaborative Project Among Southeast First Responders, grew out of two studies she led assessing and addressing occupational opioid exposure among first responders. After completing her MPH, Robin served as Research Coordinator for the UK’s Department of Otolaryngology where she coordinated numerous studies of hearing healthcare disparities.

rthompson@fletchergroup.org

RICHARD FAYLOR
Director of Communications

Trained as a journalist, Richard has served as writer, editor, and communications specialist for numerous Fortune 1000 companies. At the Fletcher Group he oversees all messaging, marketing, and communication efforts, including the design of the company’s new website and the creation of the distance learning and staff training materials that will become increasingly important as the company expands its unique business model throughout the United States.

rfaylor@fletchergroup.org

GRACE L. CLANCY
Research and Policy Assistant

Grace is a graduate of Portland State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in History, Liberal Studies, Social Science, and Global Studies. A strong communicator and networker, she has contributed to various academic research projects regarding global health issues. Her training and expertise will be applied at the Fletcher Group to advance and support the research of policies relating to nation-wide Recovery Housing.

gclancy@fletchergroup.org

MILENA STOTT
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

A healthcare systems expert, Milena has held numerous titles within the industry, including Chief of Strategy, Chief of Transformation and Innovation, and Director of Healthcare Integration. She currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Washington's School of Social Work where she teaches advanced practices regarding policy and reform. She is also an integrated care consultant and supports work at regional accountable communities of health, all of which promise to serve her well as an Outreach and Engagement Specialist for the new Fletcher Group Recovery Center of Excellence.

mstott@fletchergroup.org

GENE DETHERAGE, JR.
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

An Appalachian currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, Gene is a proven Housing Specialist with considerable experience with non-profits and affordable housing as well as addiction recovery. His skill set includes Data Entry, Networking, Public Speaking, Program Management, Project Implementation and Administrative Office Skills.

gdetherage@fletchergroup.org

JOHNNA ALLEN
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

Johnna is a Family Facilitator for the National Alliance On Mental Illness and currently serves as Treasurer on the NAMI Rome Executive Board, one of the most active affiliates in the state of Georgia. Holder of a Master of Business Administration degree from Berry College, Johnna has extensive experience with non-profits and local government as well as the private sector, particularly the banking industry. Her proven ability to collaborate, network, and build effective partnerships, combined with a lifelong passion to help others, will significantly enhance the Fletcher Group’s efforts to provide Recovery Housing, SUD intervention programs, technical assistance, and training to those in need in North Carolina as well as Georgia.

jallen@fletchergroup.org

KAREN COBURN
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

Karen holds a Doctorate degree in Education Leadership and has over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer, and consultant for numerous Fortune 100 companies both in the United States and the United Kingdom. Before joining the Fletcher Group, she served as a Partnership Specialist Team Leader for the U.S. Census Bureau in eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio, developing relationships with state and local government and community groups to educate and engage the public regarding the importance of the 2020 Census. She led workforce development at Ashland Community and Technical College, served as Chair and Coordinator for the Ashland Young Women Lead program, and co-created the Mobile Technology Lab that delivered STEM-based experiences to K-12 schools in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. She is also a certified practitioner of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument, a tool used to leverage the connections between thinking, behavior, and performance.

kcoburn@fletchergroup.org

SCOTT WARNELL
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

Scott comes to the Fletcher Group from Montana’s Child and Family Services Administration where he served for several years as a Regional Administrator. Prior to that, Scott enjoyed a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, beginning as a Patrolman and rising to Patrol Sergeant, then Detective, then Senior Sergeant of Detectives, and finally Captain of Detectives. During his nearly 22 years with the Kalispell, Montana Police Department, he was named State of Montana Officer of the Year and received numerous honors, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Exceptional Service Medal (twice) and the Excellence in Responding to Intimate Partner Violence Award. His understanding of social determinants was nurtured through special assignments such as serving on Kalispell’s Domestic Violence Action Team, working with the city’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program, and serving on the Flathead Infant Child Mortality Review Board. To say that Scott is active in the community is an understatement. He was a Big Brother for Big Brothers & Big Sisters from 1995 to 1999, the Flathead Force Soccer Coach from 1996 to 2002, the Flathead Soccer Club Board President from 2010 to 2012, the Northwest Regional Coordinator of the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run from 1999 to 2008, and a member of the local CARE Board from 1998 to 2018 where he also served as Secretary, Vice President, and President. From 1999 to 2001 Scott was a Counselor at the Kids Camp & Teen Camp, a member of the Peer Court Board from 2001 to 2003, Emcee for the Conrad Mansion Annual Fundraiser from 2004 to 2006, a Northwest Montana Bobcat Booster Board Member from 2002 to 2004, and a featured speaker on Parent’s Day at Kid’s Camp from 2005 to 2015. He currently serves on the Kalispell Public Schools Board of Trustees.

swarnell@fletchergroup.org

 

ERICA WALKER
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

The Fletcher Group’s new Outreach and Engagement Specialist for the state of Ohio has extensive expertise closely related to the Fletcher Group’s roots in Kentucky. Her first position after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Morehead State University was to serve as Case Manager and Court Liaison at a Recovery Kentucky center in Morehead, Kentucky. She helped resolve legal matters for clients while managing a wide range of services to help clients deal with mental health, education, domestic violence, and law enforcement issues as well as the challenges of parenting, raising children, obtaining health care, maintaining relationships, and dealing with economic distress. After completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University  of Kentucky in 2017, Erica served as Trauma Therapist and KSTEP Coordinator for Pathways, a community-based center dedicated to helping those with mental health, developmental disability, and substance use problems. A primary focus was assisting families with substance use issues at risk of having their children permanently removed from their care. In recovery herself since 2007, Erica is certified as both a Clinical Social Worker (CSW) and a Temporary Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (TCADC ). Her passion for helping those in recovery extends to a number of public service roles: American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria Presenter at the 6th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference, Consultant for the Rollins School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral Health Sciences and Health Education, and additional consulting work to assist the Rural Opioid Study funded by the National Institutes of Rural Health. In addition, she was a Victim Advocate Volunteer from 2014 to 2018 and currently serves as Co-Chair for the “Care 2 Hope” Research Project.

ewalker@fletchergroup.org

NATHANIEL CONKLIN
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

Nathaniel’s experience and expertise are extensive to say the least. A Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (both CADC II and NCAC II) as well as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), Nathaniel comes to the Fletcher Group from Baker House, a residential substance abuse facility in his hometown of Baker City, Oregon where he served as Program Director. Currently the Eastern Oregon Regional Director of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Nathaniel is well versed in conflict resolution, crisis management, mediation, negotiation, public relations, diversity issues, and age, race, and socio-economic determinants. In a number of previous counseling and supervisory positions, Nathaniel gained first-hand experience regarding co-occurring disorders; trauma-informed and medication-assisted treatment; ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) training and hiring; risk and needs assessment; clinical, detox and floor staff supervision; clinical mentorship; treatment planning; employment training; the maintenance of state and federal standards; and the establishment of evidence-based protocols, policies, and procedures. He has worked closely with healthcare professionals, medical institutions, non-profit organizations, and the criminal justice system, including probation and parole departments, drug courts, STOP courts, federal judges and prosecutors, federally mandated clients, the DHS, and Oregon’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program. Nathaniel gained his Associates Degree at Portland Community College, his Bachelor of Science Degree in Non-Profit Management at Bellevue University in Washington, and is currently working on an MBA in Healthcare through Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

nconklin@fletchergroup.org

CLAIRE PIERSON
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at the University of Mississippi, Claire worked as a Student Intern for Lafayette County Child Protection Services where she helped raise funds, conduct investigations and home visits, attend court hearings, manage cases, and facilitate reunifications and adoptions. She next served as a Research Intern in Jackson, Mississippi where she helped the city’s Anti-Poverty Task Force assess municipal needs. Her philanthropic work includes raising money for the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and working with the Oxford Boys and Girls Club. Her association with “More Than A Meal,” a Florida-based organization that provides free meals and household items to the needy in Oxford, Mississippi, also led to two six-week stints in Uganda where she worked with the Hines Ugandan Ministry to train social workers and primary school teachers.

cpierson@fletchergroup.org

Our Executive Board


MIRA BALL
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary-Treasurer Of Ball Homes, LLC

Mira Ball and her husband Don started Ball Homes in 1959, developing it into one of the top 100 builders of single-family homes in the nation. Ball has always been an active member of the Lexington community. In 1991, she became the first woman president of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. She also is the first woman ever elected to the Kentucky Utilities Board of Directors.  From 2007 to 2010, she served as chair of the UK Board of Trustees, becoming the first woman to do so. She was also named as the first chairwoman of the Midway College Board of Trustees and continues to serve on that board as a Life Trustee. She has worked with the State Economic Development Task Force and was a part of the Governor’s Commission on Tax Policy. She has served on numerous boards including the United Way of the Bluegrass, the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Kentucky Horse Park. She continues to serve on the Endowment Board of Kentucky Educational Television (KET). Mrs. Ball received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from the University of Kentucky. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters recognizing extraordinary contributions to philanthropy, human development, education, or societal well- being from U.K. She has three children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

ERNIE FLETCHER
PHYSICIAN, CONGRESSMAN, GOVERNOR AND FOUNDER OF THE FLETCHER GROUP

Fighter pilot, board-certified physician, statesman, and healthcare visionary, Ernie Fletcher was elected in 1998 to the first of three consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 2003 he was elected the 60th Governor of Kentucky. As Founder of the Fletcher Group, Ernie continues a legacy of innovative public service that promises to extend the company's unique model of "Recovery Ecosystems" to states across the country.

 

 

GLENNA FLETCHER
CO-FOUNDER OF THE FLETCHER GROUP

From her early practice as a Register Nurse to her position as Kentucky’s First Lady during her husband’s two-term governorship, Glenna’s primary passion has always been to help others. Untiring in her efforts to protect the health and safety of children, she championed the “Get Healthy KY!” program, guided the “Keep Children Alcohol Free” Foundation and led the establishment of the “Read To Achieve” program instituted at over 150 elementary schools. At the Fletcher Group, she divides her time between operational management and strategic initiatives.

LUTHER DEATON
Chairman/President/CEO of Central Bancshares, Inc. and Central Bank & Trust Co., Lexington, KY

Luther currently serves as Chairman, President, and CEO of Central Bancshares, Inc. and Central Bank & Trust Co., Lexington, KY. He has served, and continues to serve, on many outside Boards, including the American Bankers Association; the Lexington Chamber of Commerce; the Kentucky Bankers Association; the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; the Kentucky State Police Foundation; the Judicial Compensation Commission, Frankfort, KY.; Transylvania University; Gatton College of Business & Economics/University of KY.; and the U.K. Hospital Board. Luther is involved in numerous civic and community organizations throughout Kentucky. He recently received the Transylvania University Medal for outstanding service to the community and in past years the Community Service Award from the Urban League of Lexington; the Tribute Award for Outstanding Service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky; the Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame Laureate; and the Governor’s Economic Development Leadership Award for the State of Kentucky. He is also a Recipient of the John R. Wooden Award presented by the Lexington Theological Seminary.

DAVE JOHNSON, MSW, ACSW
CEO, Fletcher Group

With a career spanning over 35 years, Dave has served in multiple capacities in the mental health and human services fields. He brings a broad perspective on addressing children, families, communities, and system needs. Throughout his tenure, he has led efforts to improve human services practices and policies to boost positive results and give voice to those in need. Before joining the  Fletcher Group, Dave held positions ranging from psychiatric social worker and head of Group Homes for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, Professor and Chair of Social Work at Boise State University, Senior Administration in Managed Care, to Chief Administrative Officer and Professor for Department of Psychiatry Clinical Services at Wayne State University. Dave has provided leadership in program development and evaluation with a specific focus on holistic service models that address physical health, mental health, substance abuse, and social determinants of health. Most recently, Dave directed Anthem’s Medicaid Health Home initiatives in multiple states as well as designed, implemented, and evaluated an integrated care program in primary care/FQHC settings in eight states recognized as a best practice by the Institute for Medicaid Innovation 2016-2017.
His successful grant writing experiences include being awarded over $7 million in funding from Federal and State Agencies and Private Foundations. Building on these experiences Dave is committed to promoting the health and well-being of children, youth, adults, families and communities through the Fletcher Groups’ program activities. Dave holds a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers, School of Social Work.

DANNY FLETCHER
Chairman Of Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-Centered Recovery Program

After 22 years as an Air Traffic Control Officer Danny in the Air Force, Danny served on numerous airborne drug interdiction missions in and out of South America. Increasingly frustrated by the inability to prevent drugs from flowing into the United States, Danny became convinced that the only way to combat the nation’s growing drug epidemic was to address demand. Today, through his efforts with Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, and his work with local halfway houses, Danny works to improve the mental health treatments and community support needed to combat addiction and rebuild lives.

HILLARY BALL
Director of Purchasing and Costing for Ball Homes

A graduate of Vanderbilt where she studied Economics and Business Management, Hillary currently serves as Director of Purchasing and Costing for Ball Homes, the company her grandparents, Don and Mira, founded and built into one of the nation’s major home builders. In addition to managing the company’s Costing and Estimating Department, she spearheads the implementation of new software designed to integrate sales and accounting, oversees the budgeting of single-family homes under construction, and negotiates pricing with suppliers and vendors. Like her grandparents a dedicated Kentuckian, Hillary has also mentored children and worked to attract investment, create employment opportunities, and spur economic growth in central Kentucky.

SUSAN BUCHER
Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Director’s Council, Lexington, Kentucky

Before serving on the Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Director’s Council in Lexington, Kentucky, Susan studied Radiology Technology at Morehead State University, ran a successful private business, served as a trustee and past president of the Women’s Club of Central Kentucky, and participated on several others boards including the Women’s Heart Health Advisory Board and “Cowboy Up for a Cure” which is dedicated to ending childhood cancer.


Our National Advisors


Mira Ball
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary-Treasurer Ball Homes, LLC

Known for her contributions to philanthropy, human development, and education, the Honorary Chairman of the Fletcher Group’s National Advisory Board has served as the first woman president of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, the first woman ever elected to the Kentucky Utilities Board of Directors, and the first woman to serve as chair of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.

Luther Deaton
CHAIRMAN/PRESIDENT/CEO OF CENTRAL BANCSHARES, INC. AND CENTRAL BANK & TRUST CO., LEXINGTON, KY

In addition to contributing to numerous civic and community organizations, Luther serves on numerous Boards of Directors including the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Bankers Association, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky State Police Foundation, the Judicial Compensation Commission, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics, and the U. Hospital Board.

Tommy Thompson
Former Governor of Wisconsin, Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Resources

The former governor of Wisconsin and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services brings to the table an abundance of experience in management, governance, and healthcare policy plus a keen understanding of social determinants. His contributions include the welfare reform that became the national model during the Clinton Presidency.

Dave Sheridan
NARR President and Co-Founder

Under Sheridan's leadership, the National Alliance of Recovery Residencies has proven adept at providing Technical Assistance and statewide recovery housing certifications. Sheridan has been active in the recovery field for over 15 years and has served on numerous recovery housing boards. In addition to helping develop oversight and legislation of recovery housing, he is also a nationally known speaker and writer on addiction recovery.

Terry Bunn
University of Kentucky Professor and KIPRC Director

As Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Dr. Bunn oversees the eight-year collection and analysis of outcome data for all 18 Recovery Kentucky housing centers. A Professor with over 17 years experience as an injury epidemiologist, Dr. Bunn has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications on a wide range of subjects including the prevention of drug intoxication. Her surveillance of drug overdose fatalities and community interventions has resulted in the FindHelpNowKY.org website where those suffering from Substance Use Disorder can quickly find treatment.

 

Michael Fraser
Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

As Executive Director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Fraser has developed considerable expertise in mobilizing communities to address major public health issues, including the opioid epidemic.

Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer
Hopa Mountain Founder and Director

As founder and leader of the Hopa Mountain nonprofit based in Bozeman, Montana, Sachatello-Sawyer directs the efforts of an organization renowned for its work with Native Americans.

Hilda Legg
Kentucky Director of USDA Rural Development

The Director of USDA Rural Development in Kentucky is dedicated to expanding broadband, telehealth, and distance learning to benefit rural Kentuckians. She also works with the USDA to repurpose surplus rural USDA properties for use in recovery housing.

Jonathan Hunter
Former Vice President of the Corporation for Supportive Housing

As the former Vice President of the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Hunter directed the development of major supportive housing facilities throughout the west, including over 3,000 housing units in Los Angeles. Currently working with LaSar Consulting, Mr. Hunter has a direct personal understanding of the pathways of recovery and developed a national survey on state efforts to build recovery housing.

Martin J. Vincent
Senior Advisor, CDC Policy Development Division

Dr. Vincent serves as Science Advisor to the Fletcher Group in a personal capacity apart from his duties with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As Senior Advisor to the CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, he currently works closely with the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General to develop a soon-to-be published report on community health and economic prosperity.

Dr. Jeff Howard
White House Fellow

The former Kentucky Commissioner of Public Health has a personal passion for helping the least vulnerable, having grown up in a rural Kentucky family devastated by SUDs.

Greg Williams
Managing Director of Third Horizon Strategies

Williams is Co-Creator of Facing Addiction, an alliance with healthcare industry leaders dedicated to solving the addiction crisis. He has won awards for making feature length documentaries such as “The Anonymous People” and “Generation Found.” As a person in long-term recovery from addiction, he has dedicated his life to creating positive changes for the over 20 million Americans still struggling with addiction.

Our Recovery Kentucky Advisors


Garry Watkins
Wabuck Development Co. Inc., Leitchfield, KY
Nicole Frields
CADC, VP Recovery Services, Women’s Addiction Recovery Manor, Henderson, KY; Men’s Addiction Recovery Campus, Bowling Green, KY
Cecil Dunn
Former Executive Director, Hope Center, Lexington, KY
Austin Simms
Executive Director, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority
Sue Chenault
Chrysalis House, Board of Directors, Lexington, KY
Jeff Mauer
Chairman & CEO, Global Impact International, Inc., Rome, GA