Tony White, National Outreach and Engagement Specialist at Fletcher Group Inc: Tony has been committed to long-term Recovery since 2003 with a foundation built at The Healing Place in Louisville, KY. With over 12 years experience as a Program Director of two male 100-bed, rural, residential, long-term, peer-led, peer-driven, social model recovery programs, 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 expertise to value the importance of processes, environment, and empowerment. Over the years, these learned values, in conjunction with the application and practice of recovery principles, have been central in facilitating a recovery comes-first, peer-focused process where the residents are taught their SUD does not define who they are.
As a National Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Tony works with other FGI team members to facilitate tours and conduct virtual presentations, introducing groups from around the country to the long-term residential Recovery Kentucky center’s peer-led social model.
Tony is currently conducting social model training for recovery house owners, operators, and peer recovery staff in rural communities. To assist with the expansion and quality of recovery housing, to increase its effectiveness and quality. Emphasizing the critical role it plays in a recovery ecosystem providing a pathway for residents to achieve long-term Recovery, and lives of independence.