Tony has been committed to long-term recovery since July 2003. He has over 12 years of experience as a Program Director of two residential, long-term, peer-led, peer-driven, social model recovery programs in rural eastern Kentucky. Each center had a minimum of 100 beds, serving the homeless, marginally housed, and criminal justice-involved men seeking recovery. As a member of the Fletcher Group team, his ability to facilitate a resident’s social reintegration and gain tangible recovery capital through the Social Model is critical in expanding Recovery Housing in rural communities nationwide.
Having worked for Motorola in their cellular telephone system installation division, the medical instruments wing of DuPont, and Bell South’s residential fiber optic section, Tony’s experience with systems sequences and process flow has given him the experience to value the importance of processes, environment, and empowerment.
As the Director of Outreach, Tony partners with FGI team members, facilitating tours and virtual presentations to educate groups from around the country interested in replicating the long-term residential Recovery Kentucky center’s peer-led social model in rural areas of their state.
He conducts social model trainings with national partners for recovery house owners, operators, and peer recovery staff in rural communities. To assist with expanding recovery housing effectiveness, quality, and its critical role in a recovery ecosystem, providing a pathway for residents to achieve long-term recovery and lives of independence.