We're thrilled to present the keynote speakers for this year's Summit!

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. 
Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni. 
Mark's keynote is titled The Recovery Legacies of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X. The keynote address focuses on the use of alcohol and other drugs as tools of oppression and medicine for historical trauma among African Americans. Mark will highlight recovery legacies of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X as they offer clues on how utilize one's own recovery to ignite recovery and advocacy revolutions in African American Communities. The presentation will also be a celebration of resilience, recovery and advocacy in African American communities and offer examples of successful advocacy movements.


Andre Johnson

is a native Detroiter, and 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. 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 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.
The details of Andre's keynote address are forthcoming.


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