ROBBY’S VOICE would like to salute those that make a difference in our communities.
FR. CHRIS WEBER– Fr. Weber (St. Mary’s of Berea Catholic Church) is the spiritual advisor for ROBBY’S VOICE. Fr. Chris planted the seed for the foundation of ROBBY’S VOICE as he counseled The Brandt’s about the importance of love and service in their quest to find peace after Robby’s death. Fr. Weber has become an invaluable resource as he selflessly serves as a resource for families and addicts that contact ROBBY’S VOICE looking for direction, as well as a rock for the family as they continue their journey. Our thanks go out to Fr. Weber!
November 2014; Jennie Hoff– We want to take a moment and recognize our person of the month; Ms. Jennifer Hoff. Jennie has been with RV from day one, and was recently appointed to our Board. Her effort and support has been tireless, her creativity limi…tless. What makes Jennie special is her spirit. Jennie experienced the loss caused by addiction which drives her passion. She recently lost her fiancé and yet, her faith and spirit, while tested, never waiver. She is a role model to her children, and a beacon of light to those who know her.
Dr. Papp is the Medical Director of the MetroHealth Medical Center’s Project Dawn program. However, there would not be a Project Dawn if it were not for the persistent, resilient efforts of Dr. Papp. Tirelessly spearheading the field test for the project, battling bureaucracy, and educating the public, Dr. Papp led the effort to make Project Dawn law in our state, and now lives will be saved and addicts will have an opportunity for recovery. We thank Dr. Papp for her commitment and for “making a difference.”
For more information on Project Dawn, go to http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/vipp/drug/ProjectDAWN.aspx
FEBRUARY 2014; TOM STUBER– RV would like to salute Tom Stuber, CEO of Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (LCADA). Tom has committed his professional life to assisting those in need, building the services provided to the residents of Lorain County. Tom is passionate about this issue and has worked diligently to support legislation which makes it easier to get services, but most important, Tom takes this issue personally as he works to make sure no addict needing help is left behind.
Tom has built a great team that has followed his lead, living each day to serve others. Please join us in thanking Mr. Tom Stuber!
Tom Stuber is a hero in the battle against addiction.
JANUARY 2014; ED HUGHES– RV would like to salute Ed Hughes. Most of us know Ed from his book, BAFFLED BY ADDICTION, which is available on our web site. However, Ed is also an incredibly unselfish and tireless leader in the battle on addiction. Ed is the CEO of Compass Community Health, which under his direction has developed in to not only recovery centers, but transitional living programs as well.
Ed leads a family support group called the “Loved One’s” groups and has allowed RV to post his family videos on our web site. Ed also has served as a resource for families seeking help through RV.
Ed Hughes is a hero in the battle against addiction.
APRIL 2013; MONICA ROBINS– Monica is the Senior Health Correspondent with WKYC TV3 in Cleveland. Monica spearheaded the recent special, “Old Drug, New Killer,” recently aired on WKYC. Monica’s commitment to this issue is significant, and her presentation of the facts surrounding this issue has opened many eyes. We also want to recognize Jane Temple who did yeoman’s work in assisting Monica with this program. Jane was awesome!
MARCH 2013 JENNIFER BIDDINGER– Jennifer is with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and is their liaison to this battle and all the community based organizations in Ohio. Jennifer is tireless in her efforts to make sure our organizations are supported and represented within the legal arm of state government. Jennifer does not stop at the word “job,” as she has developed an emotional and personal passion for this issue.