Our Board of Directors

Mike Barry

Mike Barry has had his share of broad life experiences from which to draw. By age 40 he had reached the peak of his profession as a TV News Anchor, reporter, and producer. But behind the polished image of success was a man already overwhelmed by the disease of alcoholism.

His story is more common than you think, which is why the driving passion of his life today is to help others in need of a new life, free from addiction and in long-term recovery, he himself found.

His new calling as an advocate for the recovery movement is enhanced by his training and experience in broadcasting and technology. His unique combination of talent, energy, and devotion to the cause has placed Mike Barry at the heart of this movement.

He travels the country seeking to educate others about addiction, to remove barriers and discrimination, and thus enable those in long-term recovery and no longer using alcohol or other drugs to become productive members of society.

In 2005 Barry was awarded the Kentucky School’s Advocate of the Year Award and the Vernon Johnson Award from Faces of Voices of Recovery in 2011.

Current Activities

  • CEO, People Advocating Recovery (PAR), a statewide advocacy organization in Kentucky, with 6 chapters and 7000+ members
  • Past Vice-Chair and Chair, Board of Directors of Faces & Voices of Recovery; serving as the regional representative for its Central
  • East region. Faces & Voices is a national advocacy organization concerned with long-term recovery
  • Past Director of Advocacy & Outreach, The Healing Place, Louisville, KY
  • Past Coordinator, Angel Programs in Louisville, a group of volunteers working with individuals needing to begin recovery along with their families; The program also has a very successful prison outreach
  • Founding board member, Addiction Recovery Advocates of Kentuckiana (ARAK), a local organization serving Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana
  • Vice-President and founding board member, Faith Partners for Recovery serving the Louisville, KY community
  • Serves as an advocacy speaker for the recovery movement, and as a speaker for various conferences and workshops related to addiction and recovery across the country
  • Testified before the Kentucky state legislature; instrumental in passing new laws regarding mandatory treatment and recognition of addiction as a primary healthcare issue
  • Past Executive Director, Beacon House, Louisville, KY. A 45-bed transitional living recovery program
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Kentucky Voting Rights Coalition
  • Member, Board of Directors, Kentucky Recovery Resource Center
  • Member, Kentucky Co-occurring Advisory Council
  • Member, Kentucky Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council
  • Member, Kentucky Behavioral Health Technical Advisory Committee
  • Member, Substance Use Disorder Advisory Group, Greater Cincinnati Health Foundation
  • Owner, mwb design solutions, LLC, Network design and web site hosting and design

Professional Experience/Associations

  • More than 45 years of experience in radio and television broadcasting, production, instruction, and sales
  • News anchor and producer in Lexington, KY, Nashville, TN, and Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Journalism instructor at the University of Kentucky
  • Published author of magazine articles on information technology, and alcohol and drug abuse recovery
  • Served on boards for the Better Business Bureau of the Bluegrass, and the University of Kentucky Family Medical Practice
  • Graduate of Leadership Lexington (Kentucky)

Educational & Personal

B. S. in Business Administration, Southeast Missouri State University, 1976
Nominated for the University’s 2002 Alumni Merit Award
Married to wife Dona; they reside in Southern Indiana
A long-time volunteer for the March of Dimes and the Leukemia Society

J. Wayne Crabtree, M. Div., CADC

Wayne retired from Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness in August 2018, as the Director of the Office of Addiction Services after serving there for almost 28 years. He successfully started the State’s first Syringe Exchange Program in 2015. Wayne left retirement to serve as the Clinical Coordinator for the Specialty Courts in Jefferson County. He has been a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 1995. He is currently serving on the South Louisville Opioid Task Force to address the drug epidemic in that area.

James Green Jr.

James M. Green Jr. is a Juris Doctorate Candidate for the 2021 Class at Chase College of Law. He received his undergraduate education in Physics, with a focus in Optics, from the University of Louisville Class of 2009. Since completing his Undergraduate education, James has worked as Operations Manager for several local companies, in which he devoted private resources to stimulating struggling participants of our community. The community motivated goals have involved generating hundreds of jobs for felons, struggling with the reality of reentering a community within which they no longer feel a part. Also, working to ensure safe housing for those seeking affordable recovery opportunities. James has also built a real estate investment portfolio that is continuing to grow and develop. He is currently moving into a diversified business portfolio with hopes of becoming a stronger business presence within our community.

Scott Hesseltine, MA, MBA, LCADC

Scott Hesseltine is Vice President of Addiction Services and Prevention divisions of Centerstone Kentucky. Centerstone is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral health care, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

As Vice President of Addiction Services, Scott has initiated successful growth with the Addiction Services division of Centerstone Kentucky by implementing “RO-MAT,” or Recovery-Oriented Medication Assisted Treatment, which links the traditional 12-step model with medication assisted treatment and a focus on recovery. Due to Scott’s expertise in the field of addiction treatment, he has been appointed to lead the implementation of several regional pilots, ranging from creating linkages between emergency departments and addiction treatment, creating reverse co-located integrated health clinics to scaling programs for pregnant and parenting women seeking to overcome addiction. Prior to joining Centerstone Kentucky in 2015, Scott served as the Director of Clinical Support and Operations of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. While at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, he led the efforts to design clinical practice protocols, organization wide clinical training, and program implementation for the Comprehensive Opioid Response with Twelve Steps (COR-12) program.

Scott possesses a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a healthcare focus from the University of St. Thomas. Scott is also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the State of Kentucky (LCADC), Board Certified Addictions Counselor with the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, and holds Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LADC). Scott is also a member of the Operations Leadership Team (OLT) of Centerstone Kentucky and he is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), and the Kentucky Association for Addiction Professionals. Scott is a highly motivated and results-oriented leader within the addiction treatment field. He has a proven track record of delivering excellent patient care, facility and program management, financial and budgetary oversight and providing innovative clinical and business solutions as demonstrated through positions of increasing responsibility over his career.

Donna Hillman


  • B.S., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Major: Psychology; Minor: English
  • M. Ed, University of Akron, Akron, OH, Community Counseling
  • Post Masters coursework, Murray State University, Murray, KY, Counseling

Instrumental in establishing certification process and writing state administrative regulation to support peer support services in the area of MH. Experience reviewing and revising state administrative regulations governing mental health and substance use disorder services and providers. Experience in policy analysis and revision at the state level. Over ten years of experience providing direct clinical services to children, adolescents, adults, and older Americans with MH and SUDs. Extensive experience working with court-mandated clients and interacting with law enforcement and judicial establishment. Experience with certification and oversight of state narcotics programs dispensing medications and providing services to persons with addictions. Program manager for peer-run long term residential SUD recovery facility. Consultant involved in development and training for seminars related to cultural awareness and recognition of substance use in the workplace. Developed mandatory training for staff of local correctional facilities to improve cultural awareness and reduce staff-inmate friction. Person in long-term recovery involved with recovery community.

  • 2016 – 2018 Opioid Initiative (21st Century Cures Act) Project – Leadership and oversight of implementation of the State
  • Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis funding
  • 2012 – 2016 Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA, CSAT – Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant
  • 2010 – 2012 Abt Associates – Associate Scientist, Partners for Recovery Initiative, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), SAMHSA
  • 2005 – 2009 Director of Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health (MH/SUD)
  • 2004 – 2005 Program Administrator, Division of Substance Abuse – Frankfort, KY
  • 2001 – 2004 DUI Program Coordinator, Division of Substance Abuse – Frankfort, KY
  • 1996 – 2001 Outpatient Substance Abuse Director/Site Administrator, Four Rivers Behavioral Health, Paducah, KY
  • Professional Development and Training:
    National Certified Counselor – Certified by National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) – Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors – currently inactive

Tara Moseley Hyde

Tara Moseley Hyde is a graduate student at American University in a master’s in Public Administration and Policy program. Tara is also a person in long term recovery and has been in recovery since 2011. In May of 2014, she began working with Young People in Recovery and she has established a Yong People in Recovery (YPR) chapter in her community in Louisville, Kentucky. She has since become a Program Manager and National Chapter Coordinator to develop chapters and programs of Young People in Recovery across the country. Tara has worked with universities across the country to develop recovery support services for young adults on college campuses to have the best collegiate experience while fostering their recovery from a substance use disorder. She has worked with SAMSHA, BRAS TACS, and other state agencies like Departments of Behavioral health to design a standard for youth and young adults peer supports services and bring awareness of recovery across the region.

Shelton McElroy

Shelton McElroy is National Director of Strategic Partnerships of The Bail Project.

Prior to joining TBP, Shelton worked with Parent Advocacy and Participatory Defense in Louisville, KY, assisting parents in the reunification process with their children and using organizing tools to fight the criminal justice system. As a formerly incarcerated individual who was a ward of the state in foster care for over 15 years, Shelton works daily to dismantle dehumanizing systems of oppression. A 2016 Just Leadership USA fellow and a 2018 BMe Genius award recipient, Shelton holds Masters in Mental Health Counseling and studies Documentary Studies at Duke University. In addition, Shelton hosts scholarship workshops for underserved individuals and has raised over $100k for emerging scholars.

Leon Morrow

Leon Morrow retired in 2006 after a 35 year career with General Motors in the field of Sales and Marketing. Leon has a B.S. degree in Business Management from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. Leon and his wife of 26 years currently own an automotive consulting business working with GM automotive Dealers for ten years.

Leon started his journey in recovery on August 15, 1986 and so far has not found it necessary to restart the process. Leon is very active in all areas recovery. Leon Sponsors several fellow members of the fellowship, attends meetings daily and speaks when asked.

In addition to the Business he owns Leon is the State Coordinator for the AARP Driver Safety program, administering a program that teaches 200 driver safety classes per year with 2500 class participants.

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