Brenda Schell is the Executive Director of the Missouri Recovery Network, the statewide recovery community organization and the statewide voice for substance use recovery. She has been employed with MRN since August 2006. In her role as Director, she oversees the daily operations of the organization, works to improve community and public understanding of addiction and recovery, advocates at the local, state, and national levels to improve public policy and improve greater access to recovery support and services, works to reduce stigma and discrimination, which keeps many people from seeking the help they need to get well, and helps promote a statewide recovery-oriented system of care. She has worked in the not-for-profit arena for 25 years. E-mail Brenda.