Staff & Interns & IBX Grant Team

ARHE Staff

Kristina M. Canfield, M.ED. (She/Her)

Kristina M. Canfield, M.ED. (She/Her)

Kristina Canfield is the Executive Director and Member and Program Manager for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE). Kristina attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where she earned both her bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. During her time at Ohio University, Kristina helped to establish the Collegiate Recovery Community in order to assist students in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders on that campus.  After graduation, she worked in an inpatient treatment facility where she continued to gain valuable experience in the continuum of care for substance use disorders. Previously, she was employed as the program coordinator for the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and as the Substance Abuse Prevention & Recovery Coordinator for The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Kristina is very passionate about the field of collegiate recovery and prior to her current role, she worked closely with ARHE as Conference Manager for the ARHE/ARS/AAPG National Conference, Secretary of the Advisory Council, and Project Lead for two grant projects focused on advancing the field of collegiate recovery. Her vision is that one day, every institution of higher education offers support for students in or seeking recovery so that they feel supported no matter their chosen path of recovery.

EMAIL: kristina.canfield@collegiaterecovery.org

Louise Irizarry (She/Her)

Louise Irizarry (She/Her)

Louise Irizarry serves as Business Manager and Membership Administrator for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education.  She joined the association in 2012 and has worked with various aspects of the organization including website development, database management, fiscal management, and administration.  Louise’s background includes working in the corporate world in roles supporting executive leaders with companies such as Amazon.com and Yamaha Motor Corporation, as well as serving as Assistant Controller in the service industry.  In addition to working part-time with ARHE, she also has worked in Academia supporting divisional Directors and Associate Vice-Presidents.  Louise has served in volunteer capacities in leadership roles with Habitat for Humanity fund raising and coordinating the building of seven habitat homes and has served on the board of her HOA in various positions, most recently as President.  She served as Troop Leader for 10+ years for Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and has taught religious instructions at St. Catherine of Siena in Kennesaw, GA where she lives with her husband and daughter.

EMAIL: recovery@collegiaterecovery.org

Fellows / Interns

Meagan Park (they/them)

Meagan Park (they/them)

ARHE Conference Fellow

Meagan is a fourth-year student at the University of Windsor in Ontario. They are studying Psychology with minors in Sociology and Applied Information Technology and a Business Admin. certificate. They serve as the Program Coordinator of the Lancer’s Recover student recovery community at UWindsor and are completing research examining experiences of student recovery at Canadian institutions. They are hoping to complete a Master’s of Social Work degree after graduation. Meagan enjoys art, audiobooks, gardening, board games, and their dog.

Maysa Mohmoud (she/her)

Maysa Mohmoud (she/her)

ARHE Media Fellow

Maysa Mohmoud is a student in long term recovery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After graduating with a bachelor’s in Psychology, Maysa has continued her education in a Master of Clinical/Medical Social Work program. In addition to serving as a Media Fellow for ARHE, Maysa also works at a residential eating disorder treatment center in Birmingham, Alabama as a direct care counselor. In her free time, Maysa enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and taking care of her 30 houseplants.

Caleb Knight (he/him)

Caleb Knight (he/him)

ARHE Blog and Webinar Fellow

Caleb is a Creative Writing major at Montclair State University in New Jersey and has been in long-term Recovery since July 2018. Caleb is excited to be joining ARHE to help spread awareness of the many pathways to Recovery, elevate diverse voices speaking about Recovery, and strengthen community between folks on diverse journeys of Recovery. When he’s not writing blogs or planning webinars for ARHE, Caleb writes poetry (with work featured in FRiGG Magazine, Door Is A Jar Magazine, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly, among others) and works as an Audio Engineer at Sound on Sound Studios in Montclair, NJ. He is a passionate advocate for Recovery, creative expression, and the powerful ways they intersect.

Sonali Kuber (she/her)

Sonali Kuber (she/her)

ARHE Equity and Justice Fellow

IBX Grant Team

Anna L. Treviño, M.ED., LPC, LCDC (she/her)

Anna L. Treviño, M.ED., LPC, LCDC (she/her)

Title: Assistant Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities 

Institution: Texas Tech University 

Bio: Anna L. Treviño is the Assistant Director of Texas Tech’s Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CCRC) since April 2015. She is also an alumni of the program. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Tech University in Dec. 2014. She is a woman in long-term recovery and has been a strong pillar in the Lubbock recovery community for over fifteen years. Anna also has a private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor specializing in addiction/recovery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Anna also has a child named, Zachary who is the love of her life.

 

Jason Whitney, PhD (he/him)

Jason Whitney, PhD (he/him)

Title: Program Coordinator for Collegiate Recovery Community & Assistant Teaching Professor

Institution: Penn State

Bio: Dr. Whitney is Program Coordinator and co-founder of the Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the College of Education.  He serves as faculty advisor of the Penn State CRC’s affiliated student organization, Lions for Recovery, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Penn State CRC’s alumni interest group, Lions in Recovery.  Dr. Whitney is a Core Collaborator on the Cohort Study at PSU and is involved in the Penn State Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA). He is a member of the Recovery Science Research Collaborative. He served on the board of ARHE as Northeast regional representative from 2014-2017 and co-founded the National Student Collegiate Recovery Leadership Summit and Recovery Skiathon in Keystone, Colorado. Dr. Whitney was awarded the ARHE Cornerstone Award for Student Support in 2019. His research focuses on the lived experience of students in recovery. His own recovery began while he was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991.

Noel Vest, PhD (he/him)

Noel Vest, PhD (he/him)

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institution: Stanford University

Bio: Dr. Noel Vest is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He works with Dr. Keith Humphreys to conduct research that informs efforts to help individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) enter and stay in recovery. As a formerly incarcerated scholar, Dr. Vest is a strong advocate for social justice issues and public policy concerning substance use disorder recovery and prison reentry. His work has been published in high impact journals across disciplines and his story has been featured in Nature and Stanford Magazine. He is heavily involved in public policy work to restore Pell grants to incarcerated students and fair chances (Ban the Box) legislation as it relates to institutions of higher education. He received his PhD and Masters in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University. While at Washington State University he co-founded a student organization, Cougs for Recovery, for students in recovery from substance use disorder.

Kristina M. Canfield, M.ED. (she/her)

Kristina M. Canfield, M.ED. (she/her)

Title: Interim Executive Director

Institution: Association of Recovery in Higher Education

Bio: Kristina attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where she earned both her bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. During her time at Ohio University, Kristina helped to establish the Collegiate Recovery Community in order to assist students in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders on that campus. After graduation, she worked in an inpatient treatment facility where she continued to gain valuable experience in the continuum of care for substance use disorders. Before coming to The University of Alabama at Birmingham, she was employed as the program coordinator for the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She joined ARHE in August of 2021 and now serves as the Intermin Executive Director. She is passionate about recovery advocacy, overdose prevention, health promotion, and alcohol and drug prevention and intervention. Kristina is also a person in long-term recovery and celebrated 15 years substance-free in February 2020.

Blake Schneider, MA (he/him)

Blake Schneider, MA (he/him)

Title: Director, Center for Young Adult and Addiction and Recovery

Institution: Kennesaw State University

Blake Schneider serves as the Director of the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Schneider received his Master’s in Communication Studies from the University of Alabama with an emphasis in group leadership, strategic intervention and social work. Serving in the Director position he has developed key partnerships, road mapped the immediate future of the Center and is in the process of creating a shared vision CYAAR moving forward. As a former professor of public speaking, Schneider presents at local, state and national conferences, summits and workshops. He currently assists in a consulting capacity for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE), providing technical assistance to start up Collegiate Recovery Programs. He serves on a variety of boards and committees including the Kennesaw State University Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery Advisory Board, the Kennesaw State University Mental Health Initiative Committee, the Tennessee Tech Advisory Board and the Kennesaw State University Beta Theta Pi Advisory Board. From the Summer of 2017 to the Summer of 2020 Schneider served as the Southeastern Representative for the ARHE. In this position, he took measures to help with the startup of collegiate recovery efforts in the Southeastern region while working to enhance collaboration and cohesion among Universities in the Southeast. His goals include advancing the Center’s impact on addiction and recovery locally and amongst the field, making Collegiate Recovery accessible and open to all students that seek support, minimizing risk for students through innovative alcohol and other drug education prevention measures and ensuring the Center’s continued contributions to the field of recovery science research. In his free time, Schneider likes to spend time with his dogs, discovering new music, traveling, exercising, meditating, and working with mentees from a 12-step fellowship.

Matt Statman

Matt Statman

Title:  Program Manager

Institution:  University of Michigan

Matt has been Program Manager of the CRP at U-M since November 2012. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Matt worked as a Primary Therapist at a long term residential treatment center and did group work in the county jail, as well as with individuals on probation and parole. Matt has also worked in sub-acute detox and outpatient settings. Matt earned a BSW degree from Eastern Michigan University and an MSW from the University of Michigan. Matt also has served as Midwest Regional for Association of Recovery in Higher Education.

Allison Smith

Allison Smith

Bio Coming Soon!

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A Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a college or university-provided program that includes a supportive environment within the campus culture. CRPs reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from addiction/substance use disorder. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery supports to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

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