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LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people.

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Board of Directors

LifeRing has a democratically elected Board of Directors. LifeRing Bylaws require a minimum of two years clean and sober to serve on the Board of Directors and a minimum of one year clean and sober to serve as an officer. Directors and officers must be people in recovery from substance addiction. The board meets face-to-face at the annual LifeRing Congress and it meets monthly between Congresses by telephone conference call.

LifeRing Board of Directors Members

Dan Carrigan comes from Emeryville, CA. Dan provides workshop programs for non-profits across the United States. Elected in 2014, to fill out a vacant one-year term. Dan has been re-elected twice to the board. His term ends in 2021. Currently, he is serving as Board co-chair.

Ewa Conroy splits her time between Boston and the South Coast of Main where she started a LifeRing meeting in New Bedford in 2017. Ewa launched her sober journey online with LifeRing many years ago when she googled “secular recovery” and discovered the empowering support of the online LifeRing community. She begins her term in 2019. Her term will end in 2022.

 

Lorraine Hull lives in the mile-high city of  Denver, CO.  Lorraine has been involved with LifeRing Colorado since 2013. She convenes the Tuesday night St. John's library meeting and started other sober activities including the Saturday morning gathering of sober coffee drinkers. Her term started in 2017 and will end in 2020. Currently, she is serving as a Board co-chair.

Scott Judkins lives in San Francisco, CA. Scott is committed to helping improve the lives of individuals living with the devastating effects of chemical dependency.  I bring 7 years of management experience heading up projects to facilitating volunteer fundraising for large scale events. Elected in 2019. Scott's term is up in 2022.

Donal Breen is from Dublin, Ireland. He has been a LifeRing convenor since 2012 and convenes on a regular basis in the Dublin area. Donal is Branch Liaison Officer for LifeRing throughout Ireland. Elected to Board in 2018. His term ends in 2021.


Mary Beth O'Connor resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she convenes a LifeRing meeting. Her term started in 2017 and will end in 2020.

Fergus Cantwell lives in Ireland. Fergus was elected to the Board in 2019 to replace a vacancy. His term ends in 2021

Steve Gonzales is from the San Francisco Bay Area. Steve was appointed in 2019 to replace a vacancy, and his term ends in 2022. Currently, he is leading the communications committee.

Current LifeRing Officers

  • Robert Stump, Executive Director

  • Dan Carrigan, Board co-Chair

  • Lorraine Hull, Board co-Chair

  • Mary Beth, Treasurer

  • Ewa Conroy, Secretary

Board Meetings

Board members meet every month (except at the Annual Meeting where board members meet face to face) on the second Sunday of the month at 9:00 AM, PT  via a Zoom conference call:
For a video link via the Zoom platform, please click this link: Zoom Info.

Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/4268888595
Call-in number: +1-415-762-9988
Meeting ID: 426-888-8595

Additional Zoom info and phone numbers

Current Regional Representatives for LifeRing

Regional Representatives List

Founder and CEO 1997-2010

Martin Nicolaus

 

Board of Director Documents

Current LifeRing Bylaws
LifeRing’s 501(c)(3) IRS Determination Document
California Articles of Incorporation (1997)

Click here for the Board Minutes and the Financials

 

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