TPAS is happy to announce three new members to our board of directors. Their valuable experience and perspectives will help our organization deliver on its mission.
CEO, Harmony Foundation
Jim is a native of Buffalo, NY who has served the recovery community in a professional capacity for almost 20 years. Jim has constantly sought to open the path to treatment for families and individuals. His experience in addiction treatment has touched all phases of the continuum of care, from establishing the first LGBT recovery residence in Minneapolis to leading families through the process of intervention as Chief Operating Officer of Addiction Intervention Resources, to multiple leadership roles at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
As Chief Executive Officer at the Harmony Foundation, Colorado’s oldest residential treatment program, Jim has focused on increasing Harmony’s capacity to meet the unique needs of people who struggle with substance use disorder. His greatest honor is helping people find new ways to manage life.
Work at Harmony brought Jim and his family to Colorado, where they have set down roots in Allenspark. His passion for community engagement led him to a position on the Estes Park Restorative Justice board, supporting alternate opportunities for people to make amends to their community. Jim and his husband Peter are pleased to be a part of the Estes Valley and excited to be Coloradans.
Manager of Alumni Services
Transformations Treatment Cetner
Natasha Lisbey is the Manager of Alumni Services at Transformations Treatment Center in Delray Beach, FL, and its affiliate programs located across South and Central Florida. Originally from Miami, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University, and is currently enrolled in the Neuroscience & Behavior Post-Baccalaureate Program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
Beginning her personal journey of recovery at Transformations in 2014, Natasha permanently relocated to Palm Beach County, later joining the Alumni Services team in 2015 as an Alumni Coordinator. She progressed to supervisor one year later and has been honored to lead an incredible team as manager for the past two years. Natasha attended her first TPAS Collaborative in 2017 and is grateful to have participated every year since. She remains deeply passionate about providing long-term recovery support and resources to each alumnus of her treatment programs, and strives to be part of cultivating a safe and supportive recovery community for all those battling substance abuse and mental health challenges.
National Director of Alumni
Promises Behavioral Health
Patrick Custer is the National Director of Alumni for Promises Behavioral Health and host of the Recovery Stories Podcast. He has served more than a decade as an addictions recovery advocate and speaker helping to facilitate change in lives of people suffering from addiction and primary mental health disorders.