Join the Voices of Recovery: Celebrating Connections
September 30, 2020, 5-6:30 PM on Zoom
Speak Out for Recovery celebrates the truth that people can and do recover. This year we will do this through the lens of POC lead organizations in the recovery field including ACRS, Chief Seattle Club, and Consejo Counseling Services. This event will be moderated by Danie Eagleton. Please join us as we celebrate recovery and have a thoughtful dialogue about amplifying POC voices and experiences in the recovery community
As part of our celebration, we also will be honoring the Washington Recovery Alliance 2020 Vince Collins Recovery Champion Award Winner as well as announcing the winners of the King County Recovery Month Poetry and Poster winners!
Thank you to the co-sponsors of this event:
Moderator: Danie Eagleton is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington. Danie earned a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and a master’s in education in Counseling Psychology from Howard University. She has worked in mental health for 16+ years with both kids and adults. Danie is a passionate advocate for people living their lives with mental illness and other disabilities. Her areas of interest and experience in mental health include at-risk youth, communities of color, multicultural/ diversity issues, crisis/trauma, integrated health, supported employment and recovery –oriented mental health services.
Danie splits her time and interest between the fields of mental health and education. She has worked in Student Development at Seattle University, Howard University and Tufts University. Danie has worked as a counselor at both Lake Washington Technical College and Seattle Central Community College. She has been a part-time instructor at Seattle Central Community for over 10 years and is currently an adjunct professor in Seattle University’s Clinical Mental Health program.
Danie has been a Clinical Supervisor for The Heart Team-Adult Services Outpatient and Director of Community Outreach and Program/Business Development at Navos Mental Health Solutions. Recently she served as the Vice President for Clinical Excellence at Valley Cities Behavioral Health. Danie is a graduate of The National Council of Behavioral Health’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership program and maintains a small private practice that focuses in the areas of mental health, employment, clinical supervision and consultation.
Irasema Petralia, LMHC, EMMHS, CMHS. Behavioral Health Clinical Director. Experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working with children, adults and their families. Passionate about working with the Hispanic population and enhancing the well-being of vulnerable unprivileged populations. I believe in helping clients and their families form a strong connection with their community, by connecting them with resources available for them, and help them build a sense of hope that comes from believing in yourself and the world around them. My goal is to inspire by example, adhering to my principles and understanding other beliefs with compassion and humility.
Victor Loo is the Director of Practice Innovation from Asian Counseling and Referral Service. He has over 18 years of experience in the provision, supervision, and management of behavioral health services/social services. He is 1 of the 25 national leaders in the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS)’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program, and 1 of the 15 national leaders in the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Healthy Youth Leadership Institute. He is a member of the King County Integrated Care Network Finance Committee. He is a board member representing Behavioral Health sector in HealthierHere King County Governing Board, and also on its Executive Committee. Besides the passion to serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, immigrants and refugees, he is also an active community advocate/leader for the LGBTQ community and is a Commissioner with the City of Seattle LGBTQ Commission.
Colleen Echohawk is an enrolled member of the Kithehaki Band of the Pawnee Nation and a member of the upper Athabascan people of Mentasta Lake. As the founder of the Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness, Echohawk is committed to homeless advocacy and changing the trajectory of Native American and Alaska Native people living away from reservations in urban places and experiencing homelessness. Echohawk is interested in creating systems and structures that help facilitate wellness, and encourage kindness and courage. Recognizing a lack of equity in housing design and development, and the profound impact that this can have on the well-being of people of color, Echohawk has turned her focus to equitable low-income housing development and indigenous-led design. Echohawk’s education has been focused on organizational development and leadership; helping brilliant people do better work for the greater good. She is the co-founder and principal at Headwater People Consulting Group. The recipient of King County’s Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service (2020), Echohawk was named one of Seattle’s most influential people by Seattle Magazine (November 2019) and one of Seattle Met Magazine’s 50 most influential women (2018). Echohawk was also awarded the Adeline Garcia Community Service Award (2018), Antioch University’s Public Service Award (2018), and Crosscut Media’s Courage Award for Public Service (2016). Under Echohawk’s leadership, Chief Seattle Club received the Puget Sound Sage Visionary for Justice Award (2019), Seattle Community Law Center’s Equity Award (2018), the Neighborhood Builder Award (2017), and Municipal League of King County’s Organization of the Year (2016). Colleen Echohawk serves on many local boards, including a Mayoral appointment to the Community Police Commission. Other board affiliations include Seattle Foundation, KUOW (National Public Radio member station,) Downtown Seattle Association, and All-Home Coordinating Board. She is also the former board chair at Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre and a former board member at the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. In her spare time, she loves to read, sing karaoke, listen to National Public Radio and cook delicious food for her friends and family. Echohawk is a proud mom to two children and is married to Matt Hayashi.
Camille Anderson is a licensed bachelor’s level social worker with a master’s degree in Human Service and Nonprofit Management. She received her undergraduate degree from Ball State University and a graduate degree from the University of the Rockies. Camille has over 8 years of field experience in Marion County, which includes programs associated with child welfare, prevention services, youth mentoring, and community outreach. Her experience includes working with various populations including children and families, homeless populations, and those who suffer from mental illness. She is active in the community serving as a committee member on the Prevent Child Abuse Marion County Counsel and a youth step coach with Indy G3 Steppers. Camille has both personal and professional experience that foster her passion for working with vulnerable and at risk populations. Camille stated her passion for serving, empowering, uplifting, and supporting underserved populations lead her to the Recovery Café. Camille uses her voice to advocate for those whose voices are commonly silenced. As a daughter, sister, niece and cousin of individuals of color directly impacted by mental illness and substance usage disorder, she bridges her life experiences and passion in her work; connecting with compassion, fueled by love. She believes that love and connection are the fuel needed to guide us through our journey of recovery; no matter what we are recovering from.