Joanne Peterson

Sometimes life sends you down a path that you never expected. That’s exactly what happened to Joanne Peterson, who went from being an Executive Secretary to Founder and Executive Director of an organization that is helping families dealing with addiction and recovery. Motivated by her own personal experiences, she was empowered to use her voice to bring about change.

“I said, ‘No, there’s got to be another way. I know there is, I need, we need to learn about this, instead of just sitting around and getting resources. I wanted an education, at this point, on addiction and why this happens. And how do you beat it…”

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