BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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TOM ASWAD

Co-Founder and Treasurer/CFO

Tom Aswad is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Co-Founder of Support4Recovery.  He has been a tireless advocate for the recovery community since he successfully completed residential treatment in 1991.  Tom is committed to serving those who do not have a voice, or feel that they have an important voice and expertise to share, with local politicians.

 

Tom currently serves (or has previously served) on committees and boards at national, state, county and local levels, addressing a broad array of issues in recovery - homelessness, adolescent treatment, needle exchanges and treatment in prison.  He served as the State and National liaison for Partners in Recovery Alliance of Contra Costa County (PIRA) (a grassroots organization that trained its members on the power of the voice of recovery when it comes to advocating for local politics that effect treatment and prevention); served on the Contra Costa Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board (appointment by the County Board of Supervisors. starting in 1992); served on the Little Hoover Commission (Sacramento), where he was asked to address adolescent treatment; and sat on the HIV Prevention Planning group for Contra Costa County, whose work led to the successful advocacy of needle exchange.

Tom has been instrumental in making changes within the Alcohol and Other Drugs system; in the building of Discovery House in Martinez (a 41-bed men’s residential treatment program); founding the Sober Living Task Force of Contra Costa County which led to the building of the new Gayle Uilkema’s House transitional living facility in Martinez. Tom’s work has been recognized by the PTA, and the California Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators Association of California, among others. 

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ANASTASIA STEPHANOPOLOUS

Board President

After learning that her middle child battled a serious opioid addiction, Anastasia became committed to bringing awareness to the disease. She joined the board of S4R in 2015 and is passionate about helping people in recovery.

A graduate of JFK School of Law and a former deputy district attorney in Solano County, Anastasia refocused in 1999. She is currently a real estate agent with Dudum Real Estate Group in Walnut Creek. She has been a Contra Costa County resident since 1995.

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DARLENE DEROSE

Secretary

Darlene spent 25+ years as a finance professional, working in areas as diverse as the public sector, financial consulting, consumer banking, commercial banking, and equipment leasing. A UC-Certified Master Gardener, Darlene combines her practical skills as a gardener with her desire to support health and healing. Darlene actively brings nature-based activities to the recovery community, introducing gardening at residential treatment centers. Darlene has a B.A. from Stanford University, a Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale University, and an M.A. from John F. Kennedy University, where she specialized (and was certified) in Ecotherapy.

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GINGER EDWARDS

Support4Housing Committee Chair

Ginger Edwards is currently chair of the Support4Housing committee and has been part of S4R since 2006, serving on the Advisory Council and joining the board in 2018. Drug and alcohol free since 1998, Ginger recently retired from a 15-year career with Ujima women’s recovery program where she worked the first nine years as a drug and alcohol counselor and the last four as program manager.

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LOGAN CAMPBELL

Board Member

Logan Campbell is currently a Member-at-Large.  He is an active volunteer in the recovery community. SInce 2019, he has served as the representative for California District 5 on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board.  In addition, since 2016, he has served as the CEO of the Alumni Association at Discovery House, a residential treatment facility in Martinez, CA. He has been in recovery since 2009. He owns and operates a local landscape company. 

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DYLAN JOHNSTON

Board Member

Dylan Johnston is currently a Member-at-Large. A former Support4Housing grant recipient, he overcame a decade-long struggle with heroin and homelessness. He is also a former employee having originated the Seeds4Recovery program for Support4Recovery. Dylan serves as the representative for District 4 on the Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board. He founded and owns ShadowPower, a local film production company dedicated to telling stories from the shadows. He is currently completing his BA in Film at University of California, Berkeley.

He enjoys long walks on the beach, sitting by the fireplace... Oh, sorry. Wrong website.

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PABLO MARTINEZ

Board Member

Pablo Martinez is currently the lead counselor at Pueblos Del Sol a Spanish speaking substance abuse facility located in Concord CA Pablo was a small business owner of Carlos Shoe Repair for 18 years prior to working for Pueblos and served 9 years in the board of directors for Main ST Martinez for 9 years and 2 years for Shell Community Advisory Panel (CAP).