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Videos March 27, 2024

Empowering Lasting Recovery: Leveraging Alumni Networks and Innovative Technology - Behavioral Health Innovators - Ep. 25 - Janelle Wesloh & Hans Morefield

In this enlightening episode of Behavioral Health Innovators, presented by Lightning Step and co-sponsored by CHESS Health, host Benjamin Turner leads a dynamic conversation on the power of alumni programs in supporting long-term addiction recovery.

Janelle Wesloh, MBA, LADC, former VP at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and current consultant, shares her deep expertise in engaging alumni communities. She highlights the importance of offering diverse in-person and virtual activities to meet the varied needs of individuals in recovery. Janelle emphasizes that the key to successful alumni programs is finding what resonates and keeps participants excited to stay involved.

Joining the discussion is Hans Morefield, CEO of CHESS Health, who showcases their innovative alumni platform that integrates seamlessly with Lightning Step's EHR. Hans explains how this technology enables treatment centers to provide secure, moderated online support while empowering alumni to track their progress and maintain vital connections.

This conversation offers valuable guidance for treatment providers looking to create "sticky" alumni programs that combat isolation and support lasting recovery. Discover how thoughtfully leveraging digital tools and human connection can build thriving support communities.

Stay tuned for more impactful discussions with behavioral health leaders and innovators in this series, which is dedicated to improving addiction treatment and recovery solutions.



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