Kentucky Recovery in the Workplace Conference to be Held on June 21 in Lexington

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Business leaders, workforce partners, educators, industry experts, and others will gather to discuss the impact of substance use disorder on Kentucky’s workforce, the critical role of the business community to address these issues, and much more at the 4th Annual Kentucky Recovery in the Workplace Conference, presented by Isaiah House Treatment Center, in Lexington on June 21, 2022.

During the conference, conversations will be focused on the current landscape of substance use disorder and recovery in Kentucky, the impact of relational leadership, what it means to be a transformational employer, the value of education in the workplace to assist with recovery, and more.

Attendees will hear from fair chance employers including AppHarvest, Dorman Products, Spy Coast Farms, and Goodwill Industries of Kentucky on the challenges, successes, and lessons learned on how fair chance business practices can lead to finding, hiring, and retaining new talent.

Additionally, leaders in the substance use disorder, recovery, and criminal justice space, including Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Executive Director Van Ingram, Blackburn Correctional Facility Warden Abby McIntire, Joshua Community Connectors Founder and CEO Kim Moore, Isaiah House Treatment Center Director of the Kentucky Recovery Career Network Albert Crout, and others will offer their thoughts on where we currently stand on these crucial issues

The Kentucky Recovery in the Workplace Conference will also include personal anecdotes of substance use disorder, journeys to recovery, and the impactful ways each individual is now making a difference in the lives of others.

Additionally, the Recovery Consortium of Kentucky (RECON KY) will honor this year’s Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame inductees at the conference. The Recovery Hall of Fame recognizes individuals in long-term recovery and those who have taken a leading role in addressing Kentucky’s addiction crisis through prevention, treatment, education, and advocacy efforts. The ceremony will include a keynote address from JPMorgan Chase Policy Center Executive Director for Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility Nan Gibson and a presentation for the 2022 Recovery Hall of Fame Awards.

Below are this year’s recipients:

  • Jay Davidson Award (Individual in Recovery): Mike Barry, People Advocating Recovery
  • Congressman Hal Rogers Award (Policymaker/Public Official): Former Governor and Congressman Ernie Fletcher, Former Governor Steve Beshear
  • Employer of the Year: DV8 Kitchen

For more information on the 4th Annual Kentucky Recovery in the Workplace Conference, hosted by the Kentucky Chamber and presented by Isaiah House Treatment Center, visit https://www.kychamber.com/events/education/recoveryinworkplace.

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