She draws from my strength from my life experiences and education when it comes managing the Miracles Club. Her first job in working with the recovering community was with an inner-city spiritual treatment program known as Stay Clean Inc., that catered to the late stage African American addict. Coming out of the grip of addiction herself and wanting to change the world her way didn’t work. She was given a referral to the state ran entry level counselor program. She completed the program, completed her practicum hours and completed her CADC test. She has not looked backed since. She has been working in the field of addiction and mental services since December 2000.
Marsha Jordan born and raised in Portland, Oregon is the Wellness Program Coordinator and Facilitator for the Wellness Health Improvement Classes at Miracles Club. She is the granddaughter of Dr. DeNorval Unthank, one of Portland’s first African American Physicians and community activist.
Sonja Freeman has been a Certified Recovery Mentor since 2018. She has a passion for helping people with recovery support services. She is uniquely qualified with her own recovery experiences to help individuals identify barriers and successfully reengage them with their families. She feels rewarded seeing people put their lives back together.
Leslie Thomas is a productive member of society. Made possible by being an active member of recovery. Leslie works full time as a Case Manager. She has over twenty years of experience working for our most vulnerable populations to include; adults experiencing disabilities, aging, incarcerated adults, adjudicated youth, and others seeking recovery.
Ms. Berhane was born, raised, and lived part of her adult life in Ethiopia, until she relocated to the United States in 2002. She attended Unity College School of Business & Administration, in Ethiopia. She worked as the Project Promotional Manager at Keangnam Enterprise Ltd. (Daewoo), located in Ethiopia. She was involved as a Custom Duty & Port due (tariff) Assessor. She was also employed at the Maritime and Transit Corporation in Ethiopia. Ms. Berhane has accounting knowledge, supervision skills, and management skills that she can easily apply to any project.
Maleka is a woman of color who has experienced and suffered form systemic oppression, racism, and discrimination throughout her life. Her experience working with historically marginalized communities lends to her compassion and sincerity to see her community thrive. Maleka has maintained a leadership role in developing and delivering culturally competent services throughout her entire career and she doesn't plan on slowing up.