Current Board of Directors
All NCARR affiliate members sit on the Board of Directors. Members chose to participate further by joining a committee or volunteering to be voted on for an executive board position.
Ryan Mitchiner is a former NARR Level III Sober Living Owner/Operator. After graduating from UGA in 2003, Ryan began a career in the Architecture field working for several large design firms in Atlanta. He began his recovery journey in 2012 and a career change soon followed. Ryan began working in a sober living program as direct care, live-in staff in 2013 and became an owner/operator in 2017. Ryan currently resides in Asheville, NC and works in Outreach for a dual diagnosis inpatient treatment facility in Jacksonville, Florida. He is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in North Carolina.
Dr. Dixie Brown, owner and Executive Director of Willow Place for Women and Lotus Healing, is an Integrative Medicine Practitioner passionate about helping individuals around the world who seek recovery from substance use and mental health disorders. Through the use of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, she helps her clients feel their best- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and guides them in their recovery journeys. Her greatest joy is seeing her clients fall in love with themselves in ways they never imagined possible. Dixie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Business Management, a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, and a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine specializing in Integrative Mental Health. Dixie has also completed certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Biofeedback, Wellness Coaching and is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor. Additionally, Dixie is certified and works directly with the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, DC. Dixie is also the Founder and Board President of The Seraph Fund, an organization that helps provide resources for those seeking recovery. In addition, Dixie is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Group Fitness Instructor. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and two kitties, hiking, being outdoors, traveling, and taking photos for her travel photography business, Wanderlust Photography.
Beth Fisher Sanders has worked for over 30 years in clinical, counseling, and peer support capacities and holds licensure and certifications in social work, addictions counseling, supervision, and medication assisted therapy. Fueled by a vision of providing quality, life-skill oriented recovery residences she founded Hope Homes Recovery in 1996. Hope Recovery has grown to be a leader in residential and continuing care support, serving adult men and women in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC. In 2011 Beth became the founding President for the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, an association that has become instrumental in creating and implementing national standards and ethics for all types and levels of Recovery Residences. Beth continues to serve NARR as the Standards committee chair, as well as several local state affiliates of NARR. She is a noted teacher, writer, consultant and advocate regarding mental health and continuing care issues.