Karl Moris, founder of Puente House and Executive Director of the Sober Living Network, has been a passionate advocate for recovery from addiction for more than 25 years. A successful leader in the Los Angeles business community, Karl’s work serves people both inside and out of recovery, meeting needs where and when they arise. This life of service, which began in the Navy, is anchored in a desire to bring the opportunities for recovery into a world saturated by drugs and alcohol, and has culminated in the opportunity to save thousands of lives through commitment to core recovery principles. Karl and his two children, Ryan and Madison, live in Covina, CA.
Alene H. Moris
Alene H. Moris is a career counselor and consultant to profit and non profit organizations on human resource issues. She has given seminars and presentations to business and professional associations both nationally and internationally. After cofounding the Women’s Center at the University of Washington, she cofounded the Individual Development Center in Seattle which she directed for 14 years. She has received many honors for her work with men and women in life transitions including an honorary doctorate from Seattle University; also, a President’s Award from the King County Bar Association for 40 years of justice advocacy work on behalf of women.
Earl Hightower, BRI-II, CCDC
Earl Hightower, BRI-II, CCDC, has been a leader in the field of intervention for over 25 years. Trained by the originators of intervention, The Johnson Institute, in 1983, Earl has conducted over 2,500 interventions. This combination of training and experience has been developed into the most successful intervention system available. Earl is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, a Board Registered Interventionist-Level II, and currently trains and supervises the best interventionists in the United States.
Edward J. Mylett
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Ed received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Suffolk University in 1970. Ed has spent thirty eight years in the banking industry and has been an executive officer or director of several banks. Ed retired from his last position as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Citizens Business Bank in May, 2008 and serves as a board member for the Sober Living Network as well as for Puente House. Ed devotes himself to his family and personal business interests including acting as a consultant to the banking industry. Ed and his wife Debbi have been married for over 40 years, have four children and nine grandchildren and reside in Chino Hills.
Robin McGeough, C.A.T.C. II, A.S. Behavioral Sciences, Intervention Specialist
Robin McGeough has held the position of Program Director at the Charter Oak Recovery Center, a subsidiary of Aurora Charter Oak Hospital in the city of Covina, since 2007. He is responsible for the overall management and direction of the clinical services for their 12 bed licensed and accredited residential treatment facility. Robin came to the Charter Oak Recovery Center following 13 years of program management experience as the Director of a 28 bed licensed residential treatment facility known as Spencer Recovery Center, located in Laguna Beach California. Robin is personally dedicated to the recovery community with his yearly endeavor Run 4 Recovery, an annual ride/run covering more than 200 miles down the California coast to raise money for drug & alcohol dependent individuals and their families who have little to no financial resources. To date, Run4Recovery has raised funds totaling over $15,000. In addition, his community outreach includes active work with the 12 step community, a weekly teen counseling group and sessions with at-risk teenagers at Glendora High School.
Judith earned a Bachelor of Social Behavioral Sciences and then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor at the University of North Dakota School of Law. Judith is passionate about helping others and as a criminal defense attorney (Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and numerous Tribal Courts) she seeks to assist people who are disadvantaged in life. She has also worked extensively within the political system to bring about positive changes for others. Since 2009, Judith’s commitment to others has expanded by helping alcoholics and addicts in their recovery journey. Judith Roberts is Founder and Administrator of Hope Manor Sober Living Homes located in North Dakota.