Kristen Harper, MEd, Recovery Specialist, Project Amp Implementation Coordinator, has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit management, policy reform, and recovery services.
She began her career in collegiate recovery in 2008 as the Founding Director of the Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University. In 2011, Kristen joined the Texas Tech University Collegiate Recovery Community team as a Research Associate where she focused most of her work on supporting the SAMHSA and DOE funded Collegiate Recovery Community Replication project. Kristen joined the Association of Recovery Schools as the first full-time Executive Director in 2013 to help amplify the mission devoted creating and sustaining recovery high schools. Prior to joining C4, she was the Executive Director for the Recovery Communities of North Carolina, a statewide recovery community organization and managed the Access to Recovery grant in collaboration with the State of North Carolina’s Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.
Kristen currently sits on the National Advisory Council for SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. She has a BA in Interpersonal Communications and a Master’s degree in Education from Mercer University.