33 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Advocacy & Recovery from Addiction (Ivana Grahovac)

April 27, 2017

I am looking forward to meeting Ivana Grahovac IRL (in real life) because it appears in many ways we may be soul sisters. She's a badass woman who has tackled a lot, moving from her old way of dying with herion abuse to a new way of living free in recovery and working as an advocate so others can find their way too. 

Ivana Grahovac is the Director of Advancement for the nonprofit, Facing Addiction, the lead advocacy organization for the national addiction recovery movement. Ivana is a woman in long term recovery and is celebrating 12 years of abstinence-based sobriety from heroin addiction. She has a proven track record in the nonprofit addiction field, having previously served as turnaround executive director of Austin Recovery, a treatment center with a 50-year legacy of affordability in the community. Prior to that, she served as executive director of Transforming Youth Recovery, a strategic grant program for school-based recovery support. Ivana began her career as director of The Center for Students in Recovery at The University of Texas, where she led the expansion of collegiate recovery programs to all eight UT system schools; a measure unanimously approved by the UT Board of Regents. She earned her B.A. from Wayne State University and her M.S.W. University of Michigan. 

To connect with Ivana:

* Twitter: @IvanaGrahovac1

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivana.grah.9

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