Joseph McComas is the Executive Director of the Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia, Inc. He served as Acting Director of New Beginnings Home for Men for four months prior to becoming the Executive Director in May 2016. He began working with the group as a volunteer. For over twenty-five years, he has had extensive volunteer experience in faith-based services and facilitating personal finance courses in the community. Mr. McComas has experience in Engineering Design/Permitting/Surveying and was trained as a Recovery Coach through Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and received his Peer Recovery Support Specialist Credentialing through West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP) in March of 2021. Mr. McComas is also a trained Recovery Dynamics provider, recognized by Kelly Foundation and The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. As the Executive Director, Joseph reports to the Board of Directors. He is responsible for the oversight, operations, and reporting functions of the organization. The staff from the New Beginnings Home for Men and Marjorie Oakley Home for Women report to him directly.
Gabriella Adkins is a Marshall University Alumni who currently works as the Community Engagement Specialist (CES) for the Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia, Inc. She is a M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at Colorado Christian University while integrating Faith Informed Clinical Identity and Practice (FICIP) into the counseling program. As a Community Engagement Specialist, she connects the organization to state and community stakeholders to coordinate events and meetings pertaining to addiction recovery growth. Her goal is to passionately advocate for men and women in recovery who are purposefully embracing all aspects of life to grow naturalistically and spiritually.
Christopher Baker has worked for the New Beginnings Home for Men as a Recovery Coach since October of 2018. He completed his Recovery Coach Academy training through CCAR, has completed the training for Peer Recovery Support Specialist. Christopher received his Peer Recovery Support Specialist Credentialing through West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP) in September of 2020. Christopher previously held a State Police Academy Basic Officers Certification. He has prior experience as a General Laborer and Correctional/Field Training Officer. Mr. Baker has training in crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and case management techniques.
Christy Baker has been employed with the Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia since June of 2018. She began working at the Marjorie Oakley Home for Women as an Overnight Tech. She completed her Recovery Coach training through CCAR February 2020; and completed the training and received her Peer Recovery Support Specialist Credentialing through West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP) in September of 2020. Mrs. Baker is also a certified Recovery Dynamics provider, recognized by Kelly Foundation and The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Additional Staff include:
Ricky Broughton, PRSS-NB
TBD, Evening Tech-NB
Harrison Sheppard, Overnight Tech-NB
Brandon Workman, Overnight Tech-NB
Kelli Lacy, PRSS-MOH
Verna Hill, Day Tech-MOH
Margie Bass, Overnight Tech-MOH
TBD, Evening Tech-MOH