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Friends of Support4Recovery

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TIM KERR

Tim Kerr is a recent addition to the Support4Recovery team.  He currently serves in the role the Vice Chairmen of the advisory council.  While he has not personally experienced the trauma of addiction he comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in how addiction affects the family dynamic, having personally experienced addiction at all levels of the family and friendships, work and personal life.  Tim's passion is in serving those who want recovery.  He is a great fit for "SUPPORT4RECOVERY" as our only mission to help those who want and need  recovery.  

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Desiree McFadden

Desiree recently joined the board and has recently celebrated 4 years of continuous sobriety.
She is currently the House Manager at the Women’s Aftercare House at Restore-Hope. Dignity.
Life. Actively involved in the Recovery community and serves at New Hope Church after
overcoming domestic violence and homelessness in active addiction and is excited about being
part of the change.

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DARLENE DEROSE

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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DYLAN JOHNSTON

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.

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SARA KERR

Sara has recently joined the Support4Recovery board, she has been working in the addiction recovery field since 2019 and is currently a Program Director at Restore-Hope. Dignity. Life co-directing 2 After Care homes, an in-patient treatment home, and a homeless outreach. She is very closely involved with families who are in the process of reunification in the Contra Costa area and is very excited to be able to join forces to best serve the families in our community. 

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GINGER EDWARDS

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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ANASTASIA STEPHANOPOLOUS

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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