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A Change in Leadership

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Dear friends, supporters, and community members:

Over the past three years, I have had the extraordinary honor of serving as executive director at Nevada’s statewide recovery community organization, Foundation for Recovery (FFR). Each year filled with an abundance of new connections, growth, and opportunity.

With your help and support, we have furthered the mission of our organization — constituted by and a reflection of our community; resilient, strong, and adaptable.

The time has come for me to move on and pursue new opportunities that will further our collective mission and values. Effective September 25th, I will be leaving the organization as its full time executive director to begin a new journey in my career. While this departure is bittersweet, I am steadfast in FFR’s strength as an organization and our recovery community’s future here in Nevada.

I wholeheartedly believe in Foundation for Recovery – and know it will continue its focus on the mission at hand: promoting the positive impact of recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders and enhancing the lives of individuals and families affected by addiction.

Our organization is defined by our incredible staff, volunteers, community members, and board. I’m confident FFR will continue to advance our critical and life-saving programs, build partnerships, and open pathways to recovery; removing social barriers and creating opportunities for those seeking and maintaining long-term recovery.

Each and every one of you is instrumental in our collective work: ensuring all Nevadans in and seeking recovery have the opportunity and hope they need to succeed. My departure just means a new chapter in Foundation for Recovery’s history. And I can’t wait to see where you all go.I am blessed and honored to have had the opportunity to lead this organization and the great people that work here.

It is with great pleasure that I welcome Sean O’Donnell as the organization’s interim executive director. Sean lends his skills to further the recovery movement and highlight individuals and organizations making a difference in their community. Over the past year, he’s worked as the Project Director for Foundation for Recovery’s Nevada Recovery Network, connecting communities of recovery, providing education and training, and advocating for recovery resources across Nevada.

I have the utmost trust in Sean’s ability to manage this transition and continue leading the organization, guided by the voices of Nevada’s recovery communities.

With sincerest gratitude,

Dona M. Dmitrovic, MHS

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