About Recovery International

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Vision:

Recovery International will be the world’s premier provider of self-help training for mental health and wellness available to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.

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History

Recovery was founded in 1937 by neuropsychiatrist Dr. Abraham Low and his patients who sought to re-enter society after hospitalization, to talk about their conditions, and to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.

The Recovery method wasn’t invented overnight—it was the result of more than 25 years of cognitive behavioral work. As the organization grew, Dr. Low realized that he needed to train others in his methods. Because he knew how overworked and understaffed many psychiatric hospitals were, he also realized the need to develop a consistent approach that could be replicated by nonprofessionals. Thus evolved the peer-led self-help model we know today.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee
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President

Joanne Lampey
Rochester, NY
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Vice President

Nicole Cilento
Rochester, NY
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Treasurer

Hal Casey
Maplewood, NJ
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Secretary

Michelle Barker
Lockport, NY
Board of Directors
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Marilyn Schmitt

Chicago, IL
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Judith Bakke

San Diego, CA
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Phyllis Berning

Glencoe, IL
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Dianne Clar

Honeoye Falls, NY
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Ron Mouw

Chicago, IL
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Sandra K. Wilcoxon

Chicago, IL

RI Staff

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Chief Executive Officer

Sandra K. Wilcoxon
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Office Administrator

Everlean Pelt
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Project Manager
San Diego

Lisa Garcia
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Administrator
Telephone Groups

Camille Rizzo
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Online Meetings
Manager

Steven Ferradino, LPC.
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Director of
Special Projects

Angela Sullivan
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Administrator
San Diego Office

Valerie Blanco
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Administrator Assistant
Telephone Groups

Gilda Marconi

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