CRUSH RCC and the Recovery Community

Cindy West currently serves as the program director for Full Circle Recovery Community Centers, which has locations in Council Bluffs, Des Moines, and Sioux City. As a woman in recovery from substance use disorder, Ms. West utilizes her lived experience to help empower others to engage in self-directed recovery. She has worked in the nonprofit sector in Iowa for more than 20 years, leading local and statewide efforts in program management, fundraising and grant writing, board development, and strategic planning. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in community health education with an emphasis in substance abuse prevention in 1999, as well as her Master of Business Administration degree in 2013, both from Iowa State University.

Rod Courtney has his bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa. Rod worked with Sixth Judicial District as a Probation and Parole Officer for over 20 years and retired on August 31, 2018. Currently, Rod Courtney, along with his wife Debbie, have established a peer-based Recovery Community Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He continues to advocate for improved recovery resources for those still suffering with a Substance Use Disorder.

Phil Valentine, RCP, RCPF is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) serving this lead recovery community organization since 1999. An accomplished author, trainer, and presenter, Phil is recognized as spearheading the recovery coach movement and developing the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy. In 2015, Phil completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a journey of 2,189 miles, carrying the message of recovery the entire way and recently released his book, Continue: Right Click on the Appalachian Trail available on Amazon.


CRUSH RCC and the Recovery Community

A brief description of CRUSH Recovery Community Center and it’s positive impact on the community. How we got started and where we are today.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Why are Recovery Community Centers Important;
  • Why we do what we do;
  • Where we are at today.


Presentation Material
Full Circle Recovery Community Center