L.A. Sober Living
President

ROBERT DALY, JR.

L.A. Sober Living
Treasurer

JIM MURPHY

Secretary

KEN MARIASH, JR.

L.A. Sober Living
Development Chair

JONATHON AUBRY

los angeles sober living

JOELENE KNIGHT

Awakening Recovery Alumni

Austin Gibbons

Alumni Parent

Claudine Andrews

L.A. Sober Living
Executive Director

DAVID VAN DER VELDE

Emeritus Founding Board Member

BILL RESNICK

President

ROBERT DALY, JR.

Robert has been working in the financial services industry for over 20 years and previously worked in the entertainment industry. He co-founded Awakening Recovery in 2016 with David Van Der Velde and serves as the President of the Board at Awakening Recovery. 

Treasurer

JIM MURPHY

Jim has over 20 years of finance leadership experience and is the Chief Operating Officer of See Tickets North America, and serves as the Treasurer of the Board at Awakening Recovery. 

Secretary

KEN MARIASH, JR.

Ken has nearly 20 years’ experience in marketing, leading, and growing new businesses and is currently the VP of Marketing at EBT Medical, and serves as the Secretary of the Board at Awakening Recovery. 

Development Chair

JONATHON AUBRY

Jonathon is a marketing, entertainment and fundraising leader with 20+ years of business development, fundraising, marketing and brand partnership experience, and runs his own strategic advisory firm, AUBRY & CO. He also serves as the Development Chair of the Board at Awakening Recovery.

JOELENE KNIGHT

Joelene, CADC-CAS, is a leader and innovator in the recovery treatment community for over 29 years, with additional experience in Crisis Intervention, Community Outreach, Counseling and Directing Clinical Programs, and serves as a board member at Awakening Recovery.

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Awakening Recovery Alumni

Austin Gibbons

Austin is a graduate of Awakening Recovery, who was in the house during the first month it was open. He now has over four years sober. This unique perspective is an important additional voice on the board. After graduating from the house, Austin went back to school to finish college, graduated with a bachelor degree and is pursuing a career in marketing and data science.

Alumni Parent

Claudine Andrews

Claudine has over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, with a focus on music and film productions, and is also the mother of our graduate Patrick who now has over 2 years sober. Both of these perspectives are vital to our organization on a Board level, especially as we expand our scope to include a women’s house.

Executive Director

DAVID VAN DER VELDE

After spending 25 years producing large-scale corporate events for the sports, entertainment and nonprofit sectors, David co-founded Awakening Recovery in 2016 with Robert Daly, Jr., and serves as the Executive Director and board member of Awakening Recovery.

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Emeritus Founding Board Member

BILL RESNICK

Non-Profit Board and Executive leadership experience Psychiatrist, with experience in the field of Addiction Philanthropy and Foundation leadership experience.