Elizabeth Henry is a person in recovery from substance use. She received her AAS in Human Services with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling in 2017 and is completing her internship to be a licensed chemical dependency counselor. Within the next 18 months, she will complete her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and continue to complete a Masters in Public Administration.
Through her personal journey, she has become very aware that not everyone gets to have the same opportunities to recover. Also, it is her experience that it takes an entire community, working together, to support whole person wellness which drives her to continue to advocate for community-wide collaboration and personal choice. She is the chair of the Austin Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) Initiative and is working within the recovery community to unify stakeholders and elevate access to services for persons recovering from substance use disorders. She feels passionately that we change lives through personal connection, community partnership and person-driven choice.