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.

Dr. Dixie Brown is an Integrative Medicine Practitioner passionate about helping individuals and organizations who seek optimal health and wellness. Dixie is a PhD level therapist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor in the state of North Carolina, Florida, Connecticut, New York, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts. Dixie holds certification (and is a supervisor) through the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, DC to provide Mind Body Medicine Skills Groups for trauma healing worldwide. Furthermore, Dixie has also completed certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Biofeedback, and Wellness Coaching.

Additionally, with a Bachelors in Business Management, with a focus on Organizational Leadership, and double major in Sociology, Dixie has developed her education into practice as the owner and Executive Director of a women’s treatment center for over 12 years. Growing up with an entrepreneurial family, Dixie has always had a heart for leadership and building effective organizations.

Dixie is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, an ACE group fitness instructor, and NASM certified personal trainer. She loves to integrate movement into her work because as a trauma therapist, she knows that like Dr. Bessel van der Kolk says, “The Body Keeps The Score”.

Dixie is also the Board President of The Seraph Foundation, Board President of NCARR (North Carolina Association of Recovery Residences), Board Secretary of the Boston PLA and Board Member of the NY PLA.

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.