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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to passionately and enthusiastically carry a message of strength and hope to anyone affected by the disease of addiction.

How We Got Our Start

In October in 2015, Matt and Josh were in detox together and they decided that they HAD to do something different. On 10/17/2015, just a few days clean and sober, they named the organization, made a commitment to one another, and began having late-night meetings to discuss their grand plans for what they thought their community needed. After experiencing treatment in northwest Ohio over and over, they noticed a lot of significant gaps in the services that were offered. Therefore, they began to plan how they would fill those gaps. They put pen to paper, and they put their boots on the ground. Their philosophy of “a new approach to an old problem” was born, and the spark of their grassroots agenda turned into a flame. Neither of them knew at the time that that flame would turn into a wildfire that their city desperately needs. It was needed so much that every year on 10/17… the day Team Recovery was born, Toledo’s mayor has officially declared that day as “Team Recovery Day”. Their goals have shifted to continue to meet the needs of their community, but their philosophy has always remained the same…..

“A New Approach To An Old Problem”

Matt Bell

Matt Bell

Chairman of the Board

Where are you from?

Toledo Ohio

How is our mission meaningful to you?

As the founder of this organization, it means the world to know that our mission has not changed, regardless of our growth and expansion, since day one.

What inspires you?

My family inspires me because I’ll do anything to take care of them! My colleagues inspire me because I know a lot of people are relying on me. My career inspires me because there is so much work that still needs to be done in our community.

Who is a hero of yours?

My father. He was the best man I ever knew.

What would your message be to someone that is struggling to stay sober?

I’d ask the question… if drinking or using drugs is your answer, what is your question? Change your attitude and you’ll change your life.

What would your message be to a family member or a loved one affected by addiction?

Tough love is the best thing you could learn how to do. Come to our FAAD meetings and learn how to support your loved one into treatment, and learn what appropriate support is when they’re in treatment.

Name a fun fact about yourself:

I’m afraid of spiders and most bugs. I have a labradoodle (Bogey) and an exotic short haired Persian (Oscar). I like to play golf and travel with my wife Monica, and our children Jackson and Giovanna.

Matt Bell

Cody Palmer

Secretary

Where are you from?

Toledo, Ohio

How is our mission meaningful to you?

Our mission is meaningful to me because it shows that as a community we are strong. As a community, we accomplish more.

What inspires you?

What inspires me is the daily grind to give back to a community I once took so much from. Whether thats the late night phone calls from a loved one struggling, or the early morning visits to an individual to help place them in treatment; It inspires me and motivates me to continue on the right course.

Who is a hero of yours?

Sherlock Holmes

What would your message be to someone that is struggling to stay sober?

Please reach out. There is so many resources available. I never believed that I would have the life that I live now sober. The recovery community is full of people willing to help and listen.

What would your message be to a family member or a loved one affected by addiction?

You are not alone. There is nothing to be ashamed of. There are so many resources and family members just like yourself who are willing to help and guide you through the process.

Name a fun fact about yourself

Nickname is “Sweetboy”

Deanna Donner

Deanna Doner

Treasurer

Where are you from?

Ortonville, Michigan

How is our mission meaningful to you?

The mission is meaningful to me because Team Recovery offers Passion, Integrity, Hope, and Family.

What inspires you?

There are a lot of people who need help and there are a lot of people out there doing their best to give it to them. Every time I see someone working hard to create change, I am inspired.

Who is a hero of yours?

I have many heroes, but if I had to pick one it would be my mother.

What would your message be to someone that is struggling to stay sober?

“I’m proud of you and if you need anything I am here for you.”

What would your message be to a family member or a loved one affected by addiction?

Always be positive and honest. As hard as it can be sometimes.

Name a fun fact about yourself:

I am a Crazy Hockey mom 😊

Mike Silberman

MICHAEL SILBERMAN

Vice President

Where are you from?

Baltimore MD

How is our mission meaningful to you?

Resources & education are the two most important part of the recovery process in my opinion. One attacks the disease from the beginning of its journey, and one restores us after it’s taken hold. Team Recovery offers vital resources & education to its community where it’s needed most.

What inspires you?

Big dreamers with strong messages who have the ability to execute their ideas into reality

Who is a hero of yours?

My Father & Mother

What would your message be to someone that is struggling to stay sober?

It gets so much better, more then you could possibly comprehend until you experience it for yourself

What would your message be to a family member or a loved one affected by addiction?

Talk to other families going through the same trauma. Communication is key, and enabling will continue to keep the whole family sick.

Name a fun fact about yourself.

I have the complete original set of loose Star Wars action figures complete with their weapons!

Juan Duarte

Juane Duarte

President

Where are you from?

Toledo Ohio

How is our mission meaningful to you?

Our mission is what drives and propels me in my day-to-day life. To carry a message of strength and hope is my WHY for life.

What inspires you?

Anything and everything about LIFE and LIVING inspires me. I am inspired by anyone that faces, meets, overcomes hardships and struggles

Who is a hero of yours?

My son. He is my greatest teacher in every way!

What would your message be to someone that is struggling to stay sober?

Keep TRYING!!! grab onto hope and chase it with your actions.

What would your message be to a family member or a loved one affected by addiction?

Go to family support groups and learn from other family members. establish boundaries and STICK to them

Name a fun fact about yourself:

I’m a sucker for 90’s RnB. if you ever want to see me dance just throw some on

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