The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Carolyn Avery has accepted the position of Executive Director of Our Hope Association as of August 1, 2011, replacing Christine Walkons who retired after 14 years of dedicated service. Ms. Avery has extensive experience in mental health care, chemical dependency counseling and education, as well as clinical and administrative management. She most recently served as Program Director for the Addictions Residential Treatment Programs at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services and prior to that at Hope Network Behavioral Health Services, both of which are located in West Michigan. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cherry Street Health Services and on the Substance Use Disorder Advisory Council for Network 180. We look forward to working with Carolyn and encourage anyone who is interested in meeting her to call Our Hope's administrative office at 616-451-2039 to set up an appointment.