Join us Wednesday, June 23rd, 12:00 – 1:00 for powerful stories of experience and conversation with Nicole Ross, Dan Pizzo, and Eric Holt - helping professionals in recovery and passionate advocates for women and families experiencing substance use disorder. Bring your lunch and questions to this webinar sure to offer compelling insights into lived experiences at the intersection of substance use disorders; childbirth and parenting, and the healthcare and social service systems.
Nicole Ross, MA, LCAS, NCCPSS, is a mother of four from the mountains of Western North Carolina in long term recovery from drug and alcohol misuse. She is a proud recovery advocate and counselor for women and mothers struggling with substance use disorder. She recognizes that like addiction, recovery has many faces, so there is no “one size fits all” path to wellness and she spends any time she can championing that message, so other women feel less alone in their journeys. She enjoys good books, great coffee, and art journaling and serves as the program director of BHG, a medication-assisted treatment facility in Asheville.
Dan Pizzo has most recently been the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team Social Work Supervisor at Buncombe County HHS; it is the first addiction specialty team of its kind at a Child Welfare Agency in NC. He feels privileged to have worked with an amazing team to support families struggling with drug and alcohol use co-occurring with child maltreatment in rapid linkage to intensive treatment and supports in order to minimize separations and keep family units intact through recovery. As a parent in long-term recovery, he personally experiences the joy of reclaiming and rediscovering lost parts of himself as he learns and plays alongside his children and provides a safe and nurturing environment. Dan is passionate about building connections in the community and working in partnership with families and organizations to bring hope and holistic wellness.
Eric Holt, NCCPSS, is in long-term recovery from alcohol and methamphetamine misuse. He is a survivor of sexual assault and is currently thriving as a person living with HIV. Eric feels his greatest assets are his relationships, truth, and integrity. He enjoys giving back to his community what was so freely given to him. Eric married his husband Brian during the pandemic, and they recently purchased a new home in Waynesville, NC. He is an impact associate at Dogwood Health Trust and loves being a part of an organization committed to diversity, equity and inclusion while helping amazing organizations in WNC working to achieve generational change.