We are thrilled to announce that Lissa Franklin has been promoted to director of outreach at Life of Purpose. The appointment reflects Lissa’s record of leadership and results through her tenure as a regional clinical outreach coordinator in Florida.
“Lissa Franklin is the very embodiment of everything Life of Purpose stands for,” stated Life of Purpose Founder and CEO, Andrew Burki, MSW. “She works tirelessly to help those in need, and their families, whether they receive treatment services at Life of Purpose or not. She is one of the strongest and most outspoken advocates for reform in the treatment industry. Her ethics, moral character, and resolve are the standard to which every professional in our industry should be held. We are not just pleased to announce her promotion to the director of clinical outreach position, we are privileged to count her among our colleagues.”
In her new role, Lissa will lead the national clinical outreach team and provide support to executive directors at our multiple locations. She will continue to maintain and develop relationships with professionals, school faculty, and families or individuals who inquire about our services. Lissa works closely with the admissions and clinical staff to ensure a seamless admissions process for clients, families, and professional contacts.
“Accepting this position was a no-brainer and an honor,” said Lissa Franklin. “Over the last 3 years, Life of Purpose has helped me grow as an individual, academically as a student in long-term recovery, and as a professional. I am excited to expand our clinical and community outreach efforts, in turn expanding access to academically-focused substance use disorder treatment to families and young adults, across the country.”
Lissa graduated the University of Miami with honors and received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in health sector management and policy. She is the chapter lead of Young People in Recovery Miami, on the board of directors for The Ian Mautner Foundation, a participant in the Miami Dade County Opioid Task Force, the Palm Beach County Sober Home Task Force, and an active member of Southeast Florida Recovery Advocates. In the fall of 2016, Lissa received the “Broward County Recovery Advocate of the Year” award by the National Recovery Month Committee. Most recently, Lissa received the “Spirit Recognition” award from Sierra Tucson at the Gratitude for Giving event, for her work on increasing and demanding the highest ethical standards within the behavioral health field to keep professionals accountable, and families and loved ones protected.
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