Whitney is an individual who is personally affected by the devastation of addiction. She has been working in the substance abuse industry for over a decade. In 2011 she began volunteering at the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR). After witnessing her strong ethical values, organizational skills, and passion; the FARR board hired Whitney in the role of Certification and Compliance Administrator. Whitney has worked tirelessly to raise the standards of quality care in recovery residences. She works closely with law enforcement agencies and local governments to eliminate “bad actors” to improve outcomes for individuals affected with substance use disorder. Whitney has worked in the substance abuse treatment industry for over 15 years, she is an advisory board member of the Florida Certification Board (FCB), a participating member of the State Attorney’s Sober Home Task Force and provides consultation to numerous state agencies.