We are all aware of the pandemic affecting our world. We are hopeful and optimistic that our nation can and will pull through this stressful time.  The recovery community needs our united efforts now more than ever. We are resilient and know how to be of service to others, and today these qualities will see us through this time of crises. Please know our planning for the National Recovery Rally and Big Texas Rally for Recovery is ongoing and we will keep everyone informed as events unfold.

The National Rally and Big Texas Rally for Recovery Join the Voices for Recovery: Unity, Community, & Equality September 19, 2020 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall B in Houston, TX

Keynote Speaker

Haner Hernández, Ph.D., CPS, CADCII, LADCI

Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 31 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs.  Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports.


Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels.  He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, recovery supports, and the Recovery Support Centers located throughout the Commonwealth.  He also consults and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Mental Health TTC.

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