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Sharon Jackson is the founder of The Rose of Sharon 7, inc. Sharon’s credentials includes an A.S., A.A., B.S. Degrees, and a M.S. Degree in Marriage Family Therapy and a Masters’ in Counseling. She has dedicated her life to the profession of breaking the cycle of the recidivism/revolving door syndrome of being imprisoned and in a drug/alcohol treatment facility. Sharon created a program to serve the whole person, mind, body, and spirit, to provide a strong foundation for their recovery. Thus The Divine Intervention Recovery Ranch was born.
Rose Wheeler is Co-Founder, and also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC). She has years of experience as board member on several boards, including the CCAPP (California Consortium of Programs and Professionals). Rose has been on the CCAPP Board for over 5 years, advocating for treatment facilities and counselors. Rose has been working in Substance Abuse Treatment Centers since 2009 and has extensive experience in both counseling and management.
John Wheeler has been on local boards for Alcoholics Anonymous and has assisted with making important contributions to treatment centers. He has a passion for helping people change their lives and has been working with addiction professionals for many years. John is excited to be a part of this project.
He has been a Rose of Sharon7 Board member for several years with 18 years of sobriety. He has been on Arrid Club board for 18 years; assisted with rebuilding the meeting rooms. He has been in construction for 45+ years. He has done work for a several sober/recovery homes: Lavista, Our House, First Step House, and assists the Rose Of Sharon7 with various projects..
Halima Jones serves as the Treasurer for The Rose of Sharon 7 since January 2018. Since joining The Rose of Sharon 7, Halima has focused on improving revenue development by securing adequate resources for the organization in order to fulfill its mission. She was first introduced to the nonprofit in as a volunteer. Halima is native to Southern California and is an active member of her community. Halima is passionate and engaged with giving back to the community. She hopes to empower and encourage women suffering from substance abuse in hopes to further their health and quality of life.
Ann Smith, a board member for for multiple non-profits, serving in many capacities, is a resident of Hemet, CA She has decades of recovery in both secular 12 step and faith-based recovery. She is a freelance writer covering local politics for print and digital media, national syndicated music publications and other media. She is active her her church, serving in both recovery and worship ministry. Ann is a long-time fiddle player, enjoying music campouts and performing.
Cecilia Burch is a Nonprofit Consultant, Master Gardener and a Writer, with more than 25 years’ experience managing nonprofit organizations. She freelances as an organizational resource by helping organizations start up nonprofits, writing grants, proposals and business
plans and providing clear and compelling proofreading and copy editing. As a Master Gardener, she is also a resource for gardening information, care and design. She is on the Advisory Council for GSFE (Global Society for Female Executives) and volunteers for several different organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Public Health degree. Cecilia is a third-generation native Californian and currently makes her home in Lake Elsinore near water and the mountains with her son, daughter-in-law, three young men who call her Grandma, a lovely garden, and assorted cats.
Jeremy Odenbrett has been working in the Addiction Recovery industry for over 10 years. He is a computer technician, and skilled with technology. Jeremy is glad to assist with the technological needs of The Rose of Sharon 7.