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Dr. Karla Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell is the Executive Director of C.L.A.S.S. and is known for challenging the irreverent sides of public health and conventional medicine. Dr. Mitchell leads with passion and focuses her efforts on four objectives: eliminating health disparities, building healthy and safe community environments, empowering people to make informed health choices and expanding quality care in both clinical and community settings. Dr. Mitchell first served the organization as a board member for several years before becoming its Executive Director in 2017.

Erika Vanalstine

Erika is the Lead Certified Peer Recovery Mentor at C.L.A.S.S. She has served as a recovery mento for 2 years and prior, gained leadership experience as a monitor in the women's unit at SHAR Macomb Treatment Center. Erika is a survivor of human trafficking and a grateful recovering addict with 5 years clean from drugs and alcohol. Her lived experience motivated her to seek a career that would allow her to help others achieve a better quality of life. Erika leads the organization's recovery support services by helping to remove those barriers that most freqently hold individuals back from making progress.

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