JOHNSON CITY – ReVIDA Recovery® Centers CEO Lee Dilworth announced today that Angelee Murray, ReVIDA’s Director of Corporate & Community Development, has been selected for the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a leadership program sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Murray will join other rising leaders from 13 Appalachian states to learn more about the economic opportunities and challenges facing the region.
Angelee, a Carter County native, drives ReVIDA’s efforts to establish relationships with organizations throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia that intersect with ReVIDA’s mission to empower people to reclaim their lives from opioid use disorder. Angelee is Founder and Board President of Red Legacy Recovery, a contracted Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) agency and a State Opioid Response (SOR) agency with TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services.
“Angelee is a dedicated advocate for increased access to evidence-based, comprehensive recovery services, and we’re proud to have her as a part of our team at ReVIDA,” said ReVIDA Recovery® Centers CEO Lee Dilworth. “This latest recognition from the Appalachian Leadership Institute demonstrates the deep connections and meaningful relationships she has built in order to break down stigma and fight the opioid epidemic in the region.”
“Thank you to the Appalachian Leadership Institute for including me in their leadership class alongside so many people doing impactful work in the Appalachian Highlands,” said Angelee Murray, ReVIDA Director of Corporate & Community Development. “I look forward to getting to know my peers and continuing to build connections to reduce opioid use disorder in our communities.”
Angelee’s career was built working across the nation in the fields of sales, marketing and image consulting with Mary Kay Cosmetics earning 13 Career Cars, with 6 of those being consecutive Pink Cadillacs. Angelee is Founder and Board President of Red Legacy Recovery, a contracted Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) agency and a State Opioid Response (SOR) agency with TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services. In 2016, Murray was named as Advocate & Educator for the National Safety Council and participated as a panelist with former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli. Angelee serves on several boards across the Appalachian Highlands.
As a part of the Leadership Institute, Murray will participate in an extensive, nine-month series of skill-building seminars featuring regional experts, peer-to-peer learning, and case study analysis beginning virtually in mid-October through July, 2021. Upon completion of the program, Murray will automatically become part of the Appalachian Leadership Institute Network, a peer-to-peer working group committed to Appalachia’s future.