4th Annual Miracles Breakfast Celebrating Our Colleagues in the field of Addiction

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Meaningful Lives, Infinite Possibilities – Annual Miracles Breakfast Honoring Addiction Professionals

Today, November 4th, Constellation Behavioral Health presented the 4th Annual Miracles Breakfast honoring addiction professionals at the lovely Olympic Club in San Francisco. Professionals from all over California, and mainly the Bay Area, came together to honor the 2016 tribute award recipients.

CHI Recovery was there with a few of our favorite people in the field of recovery that we wanted to thank for their work, including:

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    James L. Sorensen, PhD, and his wife, Laurel Koephernik, at Constellation Behavioral Health’s third annual Miracles Breakfast

  • Dr. James Sorensen (winner of last year’s Miracle Tribute award!), University of California, San Francisco, Professor – Dept of Psychiatry, Co-Principle Investigator, San Francisco Treatment Research Center and author of a new study on CHI Recovery. (Find out more HERE!)
  • Diane Madrigal, Division Director, AOD, Sonoma County Mental Health
  • Tim Reece, Executive Director, Community Action Partnership
  • Diane Davis, Sebastopol Police Dept Anti-Drug Task Force
  • Efren Carrillo, Supervisor – 5th District, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
  • Kathleen Nielsen, Director of the Center for Intelligent Recovery
  • Robin Stuart, Executive Director of CHI Recovery
  • Nancy Vogl, Intervention/Case Manager, CHI Recovery
  • Nancy Birnbaum, CHI Recovery, Administration
  • Kathleen Beiser, CHI Recovery Volunteer Extraordinaire!

This year, Constellation Behavioral Health honored the following amazing colleagues who, along with so many in our industry, don’t get enough recognition. So, big thanks to Constellation for bestowing such honors!


Georgette Cobbs, LMFT – winner of the Hope Tribute

Hope Tribute: Honoring Georgette L. Cobbs, LMFT for advocating for children and adolescents affected by addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Courage Tribute: Honoring Fay Zenoff for empowering the addiction recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership and courage.

Inspiration Tribute: Honoring David Mee-Lee, M.D. for innovations in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Miracles Tribute: Honoring Vitka Eisen, MSW, Ed.D for lifetime achievement and outstanding service in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

We, at CHI extend our thanks and our pleasure to support the good work that all of us do!

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Center for Open Recovery, an independent affiliate of NCADD.


Robin Stuart, Tim Reece, Nancy Vogl


Nancy Birnbaum, Jim Sorensen, Diane Davis



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