Meet the ORH team members leading Ohio’s efforts to create safe living places for people recovering from addiction.


Ron Luce is the current president of the Ohio Recovery Housing (ORH) organization and is the Executive Director at The John W. Clem Recovery House, Athens, Ohio. He received his BA from SUNY Brockport and his MA and PhD from Ohio University. He taught and worked as an administrator in higher education for twenty-eight years, then served as the Executive Director for the Athens County Historical Society and Museum for three years before accepting the position of Executive Director for the Clem House.


Lori Criss is Associate Director for The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers, a non-profit organization representing non-profit addiction treatment and prevention, mental health, and family services providers. In 2012, the Ohio Council prioritized an initiative promoting Housing as a Recovery Support under the leadership of Ms. Criss.

Wendy Doolittle (LISW, PCC-S, LICDC-CS) is the current CEO of McKinley Hall, a private nonprofit which provides substance abuse treatment and support services in Clark County. She has been with McKinley Hall for over 20 years, where she has developed multiple programs, including recovery housing and a peer recovery support center (Many Pathways).  She has a strong background in gender specific treatment and program development. Mrs. Doolittle received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central State University, a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Social Science Administration from Case Western University. 



Craig Gullion is the Executive Director of Compass Point Housing in Portsmouth, Ohio. A graduate from Ohio University, Craig has more than 20 years experience in business management ranging in positions from sales to vice president of a wholesale distributor. Compass Point Housing is a partnering agency with Compass Community Health and The Counseling Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Erin Helms is the Executive Director at The Woodrow Project, recovery housing for women in Lakewood, OH. She is an independently licensed chemical dependency counselor in the State of Ohio. Ms. Helms completed her undergraduate education at The Ohio State University and earned her master’s degree in Addiction Counseling at Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies


House of Hope

(Employment Specialist, Recovery Housing Coordinator, and Certified Peer Recovery Coach Supervisor) became the manager of House of Hope’s first Recovery Residence in 2009 and stepped into the role of the Employment Specialist in June 2011. Mason came to the House of Hope with extensive experience in employment services and has worked with diverse populations; from actors to homeless families and at-risk youth. He has increase the number of recovery housing beds in Franklin County from 11 to 26 and is an active member of the recently formed Ohio Recovery Housing, the new state affiliate of NARR (National Association of Recovery Residences).


Founder of Truly Reaching You Ministries

Born and raised in inner-city Akron, Perry understands the ways of the streets. Perry also understands the hardship that people face when reentering the community. After being incarcerated himself, he learned that surrendering his old lifestyle and building a relationship with God was the answer. After his incarceration, Perry owned and operated a construction company where he employed and trained men returning to the community and became their role model for healthy relationships.

Jennifer Calloway is the founding partner of “I’m In Transition Ministries (ITT),” based in Cleveland Ohio.  The eight year old non-profit organization focuses on recovery housing and mentoring; an alliance that represents individuals who are pursuing a healthier way of life.  She and her husband Jason have teamed to provide a home-like atmosphere to that offers healing, recovery and ultimate transition to individuals who are looking for a new direction in life.


Founder and CEO, FI Community Housing

Denny M. Wilson was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He received his Priesthood Ordination under Bishop Reid Peterson in 1999 and became an Elder in 2001. Denny is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of F I Community Housing, Inc., an Ohio Non-Profit Corporation providing Drug-Free Transitional Housing, Reentry, and Recovery Support Services to individuals and families in Summit County, Ohio. His organization has been recognized as the #1 Provider of Supportive Housing five (5) years in a row, and has been awarded The Best of Lakemore Award two (2) years in a row. F I Community Housing is also recognized as one of three Certified Recovery Community Organizations (RCO’s) in the State of Ohio.


Executive Director, Road to Hope

Jeffrey Kamms is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Road to Hope, a recovery housing program for individuals with substance abuse issues. Along with his staff, Jeff enjoys the challenges of bringing individuals from their dysfunctional living environments and fatal states of mind and body to happier, healthier, motivated individuals and integrating them back into the community, and, more importantly, their family, as successful and committed members of the Twelve Step community. Jeff has over 18 years of experience in recover and has served over 9 years as director of the Road to Hope. Under Jeff's leadership, the Road to Hope has grown to being able to serve 34 men and 18 women, plus a meeting facility and event center.

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