Administrative Staff

Mary Jo McMillen

Executive Director

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Javier Alegre

Development & Communications Director

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Evan Done

Community Outreach & Enagement

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Addiction Recovery Management for Families (ARM) Staff

Trevor Cook

Peer Recovery Coach

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Trevor’s addiction started at the age of 12 when he started taking diet pills, which lead him into an eating disorder. He was a “non-discriminating addict” by the time he was 15 with cocaine as his substance of choice until he was introduced to meth. His later years included alcohol, opiates, spice, and bath salts. 17 years of using, multiple treatment programs, and a volunteered 31 months in Drug Court made him into the person he is today. He was the 2016 Recovery Ambassador for Utah, and is a full time single father of 3. He has been a Dad for 12 years, and a father for 4, and he owes this to recovery. Being in long term recovery means he hasn’t had a drink or drug in his body since Jan 5th, 2013.

Becca Brown

Peer Recovery Coach

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Lisa Walker

Peer Recovery Coach

Lisa Walker holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah which she completed in 2014. She brings her experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide supervision and support to USARA’s Recovery Leadership Initiative and Addiction Recovery Management teams. Lisa has been in long-term recovery since December of 2005 and has passionately worked in various behavioral health settings over the last decade. She uniquely understands the barriers to becoming fully self-supportive after her personal battle of active addiction. She credits supportive services within the community to her long-term success. Lisa enthusiastically brings leadership and advocacy qualities to USARA that she has garnered through life experience and higher education. Lisa’s mission in life is to show others that recovery is possible by continuing to show support, advocate for and empower individuals seeking recovery. Lisa is most proud of her husband and two children who have thrived right alongside her and been her biggest cheerleaders.

Recovery Leadership Initiative (RLI) Staff

Ali Shelly

Peer Recovery Coach

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Ed Schwartz

Peer Recovery Coach

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Ed is from New Jersey and moved to Utah in 2005. Prior to beginning his new career with USARA, he spent over 25 years in postsecondary education serving in executive level positions for several accredited schools throughout the country. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and is a Certified Peer Support Specialist. His passion has always been to help people from all walks of life with special emphasis on individuals with substance use issues. Being active in the recovery community has brought focus on how important it is to ensure that everyone is able to speak out for themselves. He is committed to helping individuals reach their personal best in this arena. He recently celebrated 29 years of recovery.

Evan Fields

Peer Recovery Coach

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Evan is in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol. He is a proud graduate of family dependency drug court in 2014, a full time single dad of a 4 year old boy, and passionate about helping families. Evan loves hunting, fly fishing, riding his horses, and anything outdoors. He is a trained SMART recovery facilitator.

Honorary Staff

Nikko Alegre

Recovery Mascot


Nico is a puppy in long-term recovery.