High Country WDB & NCWorks Adopt Recovery Friendly Workplace

Copied with permission from Wilkes County Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative Facebook page.

Congratulations to our Early Adopters! We are so grateful for these employers and agencies who are acting as champions of this initiative and bringing its goals into practice.

The goals of this initiative are to break down the stigma surrounding recovery and substance use in the workplace, to connect employers with resources and resource navigation services for their valued employees, and to help reduce the negative effects of substance use on the workplace.

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Pictured from left to right:

John Pooler III – Chaplain III – HR Team, Wilkesboro Complex Tyson Foods | The Protein Company™

Linda Cheek – President, Wilkes Chamber of Commerce

Ariana Williamson – Project Coordinator, ProjectHOW, Recovery Friendly Workplace Advisor

Charity Patterson Hamber – NCWorks Career Center Operator – Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes

Keith Deveraux – Director, High Country Workforce Development Board

Misty Bishop-Price – NCWorks Operations Manager, High Country Workforce Development Board

Not pictured: Becky Macemore – Human Resources, Suncrest Farms Country Ham