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04/24/2020

Multiple Pathways of Recovery

6pm - 8pm

The McShin Foundation, 2300 Dumbarton Road, Richmond, VA 23228

Event Details

04/24/2020

Multiple Pathways of Recovery

We invite you to listen to and learn from eight speakers.  They will be educating the audience on addiction solutions.  We have different pa...

Event Details

6pm - 8pm

The McShin Foundation, 2300 Dumbarton Road, Richmond, VA 23228

Multiple Pathways of Recovery Speakers

Special Guest Speaker, PerCilla Zeno

Special Guest Speaker, PerCilla Zeno

Special Guest Speaker, PerCilla Zeno

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Percilla Zeno, also known as the Healing Partner, is changing lives, and freeing people from lifelong trauma with her autobiographical interactive book, ‘I AM Healing’: The 7 Secrets to Wellness and Self-Care. Saks Fifth Avenue hand-selected her powerful book to launch in their store. Percilla holds numerous certifications under the umbrella of health and wellness and is a certified registered peer recovery specialist & energy medicine practitioner apprentice.

As the Healing Partner, Percilla helps people tap into their own ability to express, empower, and effect their own lives in powerful ways.

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PerCilla Zeno is a retired Navy wife of 31 years born in Washington, DC, and reared in San Diego, CA. She is an energetic voice in our time—sharing her moxie, wit, and wisdom as an authentic motivational speaker/community educator, prolific healer/entrepreneur, and now dynamic author. Her mantra is simple: “Let go, clear your fear, and flow forward, while filling the negative spaces in your life with positively everything you need.” When not healing herself or her clients with Energy Medicine, she can be found dancing, traveling, meditating, or loving on her four children and husband, Luis. She lives in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Frank Bellanger, III

Special Guest Speaker, PerCilla Zeno

Special Guest Speaker, PerCilla Zeno

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Frank R. Bellanger III came to McShin after receiving inpatient treatment for Substance Use Disorder. A native of Absecon, NJ, Frank attended a prestigious all boys Catholic college preparatory school and dreamed of pursuing a career in politics. His time at school was devoted less and less to his education and more and more to abusing drugs and alcohol until his life became unmanageable due to his addiction. His addiction eventually landed him in New Jersey State Prison, where he served twenty-two months for theft.

Frank is now the Program Coordinator at Pamunkey Regional Jail for the McShin Foundation. Through this commitment not to use, no matter what, Frank has been able to help others embrace recovery, first as a volunteer at McShin, then as a Group Facilitator at the Pamunkey Regional Jail, and now as the Program Coordinator at Pamunkey Regional Jail.

Frank is a Recovery Coach, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Forensic Peer Support Specialist and a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate. He plans to continue to pursue additional certifications that will expand his ability to help others in the recovery community. He has a passion for being a Hope Dealer in correctional institutions and hopes to continue to deal hope within the prison community. Frank is married and has four children, and is thankful for the gift of restored relationships in recovery. He is a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Zach Ruble

Special Guest Speaker, PerCilla Zeno

Zach Ruble

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Zach is a West Virginia born man in long term recovery.  He is a graduate of McShin's recovery jail program in Pamunkey Regional Jail.  His pathway to recovery was through the criminal justice system.  Now he is living a great life in recovery and is a father to his son, Zavid 

Jenny Derr

Anthony Grimes

Zach Ruble

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Jenny Derr is a family member that has been affected by addiction.  Through her tragedy of losing her son Billy, she is a strong motherly voice in our community.  She helps so many families that are affected by addiction as well as those that are still addicted or are in recovery.  

Anthony Grimes

Anthony Grimes

Anthony Grimes

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Anthony is in long term recovery from a Substance Use Disorder.  He is the Executive Director of Virginia Association of Recovery Residences (VARR).

Sam Davis

Anthony Grimes

Anthony Grimes

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Sam is a person in long term recovery from Blackstone, VA.  After years of active addiction an intervention landed him in Texas where he got clean and sober.  Soon after, he learned he had a calling.  After working in other areas of the treatment field, he found that I had a talent for helping those with addiction.  When he is guiding a family through this process, helping them with what and what not to do.  He has the peace and satisfaction of knowing that he is doing exactly what he has been created to do, help others.

Dr. Peter Breslin

Dr. Peter Breslin

Dr. Peter Breslin

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Dr Peter Breslin is a native of Virginia and completed his Psychiatry training at Virginia Commonwealth University. Despite being raised in Northern Virginia, his roots are growing in Richmond as this is a rich city that provides a wide range of enjoyable activities. Living near the river allows for the convenience of being able to go hiking/jogging on the trails with his dog. A favorite pass-time is to spend time on the rocks along the James River while his dog tires herself out jumping from rock to rock and swimming after sticks.

Dawud Nubian

Dr. Peter Breslin

Dr. Peter Breslin

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Dawud Nubian is the CEO of Project D.E.T.E.R Inc.

(Delegation Established To Encourage Recovery) a 501 (3)(c)

non-profit agency committed to Recovery, Re-entry and Family

Reconciliation. An advocate for improving re-entry efforts he

attends resource fairs within DOC and has a passion for helping

returning citizens remember, “Get Free before you Get Free”.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in

Criminal Justice from Norfolk State University.Mr. Nubian is a Returning Citizen who has spent most of his

life on drugs and in and out of jails and prison. He has over 25

years of Recovery from Alcohol and Drug addiction.

Before his release Mr. Nubian prepared a WRAP Plan, a meeting list and affirm,” if I don’t pick it up it won’t get in me.”.

Since his release in 2012, he has held only 1 job…. Helping others.

He also works as a Community Director helping individuals who struggle & suffer with their mental wellness/substance

use recover successfully. His love and passion for his work

has developed in him a selfless attitude. He enjoys returning

to DOC facilities and speaking to men/women who are on

their way out and those who have some time left by letting

them know that “If I can do it, You can do it!