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Our Board Members

Henry Williams | President
A graduate of Detroit Public Schools and Marygrove College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Henry also is a licensed social worker in good standing with the State of Mich-... more »

Alisha Bell | Vice President
Alisha Bell is the youngest African-American woman to serve as a County Commissioner in the nation. Commissioner Bell was elected to the Wayne... more »

John Andrews | Treasurer
After serving as a Catholic priest for seven years in the Detroit archdiocese, John Andrews has worked for the past forty years in various administrative capacities in the mental .... more »

Raina Harris | Secretary
Information to come soon...





Rev. Charles Christian Adams | Board Member
Charles Christian Adams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University. He went on to earn the Master of Divinity degree... more »

Muata R. Mahluli | Board Member
Muata R. Mahluli has over 12 years of financial services experience. He began his financial services career ... more »

St. Sen. Bert Johnson | Board Member
Prior to being elected to the Senate, Bert served two terms as a State Representative, replacing his ... more »


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Meet Our President

Andre L. Johnson, a native Detroiter, is currently the President/CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project--a multi-service agency that provides a wide spectrum of support services to the city’s recovery community. Such services include: GED preparation; twelve-step support groups; housing assistance; job readiness and employment assistance; and HIV prevention, testing, and counseling services. In addition, the agency also oversees an ex-offender program that helps returning citizens reintegrate successfully into the Detroit community, with an aim of reducing recidivism and/or relapse among this population. Since its inception in 2005, the DRP has devoted more than $15 million (via federal, county and local awards) to its mission to help Detroiters who were once on the streets become drug-free and productive citizens.

Mr. Johnson has over 23 years of professional work experience, exemplifying a long-standing commitment and dedication to the field of substance abuse. Respected also for his people and negotiation skills, Mr. Johnson played an integral role in re-establishing positive relationships between adolescents and their families at the Wolverine Human Services (Detroit). Moreover, Andre worked with the Fulton County Juvenile Detention Center and Youthful Survivors where he spoke to over 20,000 students in the Atlanta Metropolitan Public School System while pursuing academic studies in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Johnson sits on a variety of committees and advisory boards. Mr. Johnson was recently appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health of Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) - National Advisory Council. He is a member of the Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Authority Implementation Committee. Mr. Johnson is a board member of the Wayne Center--an agency that provides services for the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled.

Mr. Johnson is a former faculty member for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals/Drug Court Planning Initiative of the Faculty Training Institute. Mr. Johnson was also co-host of the "Beating the Odds" radio program discussing various issues as it relates to the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and the curtailing of tobacco usage throughout the city of Detroit. Mr. Johnson was also the co-host of "Total Recovery" radio program in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Johnson provided consultation on behalf of the United States President Emergency Plan Against Aids abroad to the Department of Ministry of Health, in Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia) and a Masters of Arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Johnson is trained certified recovery coach and considered an expert in his field he is invited frequently to present at seminars, workshops, and as a keynote or motivational speaker to not only those in recovery but youth, adults, families, and substance abuse professionals. In addition, he is currently a national trainer for Great Lakes Addiction Transfer Technology Center. In 2013 was the recipient of the prestigious Vernon Johnson award from Faces and Voices of Recovery.

 

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