Sober Corps, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting chemical addiction recovery programs, has announced that Jamie Ledin, an entrepreneur and Twin Cities business leader, will serve as the chairperson of the Sober Corps Board of Directors.
Ledin has served on the Sober Corps Board for two years. His personal recovery story has been a significant factor in his involvement with the organization. He has been instrumental in securing financial and capital donations for the organization, serves as a trained mentor, working one-on-one with program participants, and has led workshops in the organization’s Life Launch series on the topic of personal financial management. Ledin’s enthusiasm for the organization and background in launching and growing start-up companies make him an ideal candidate to step into the position left by Sober Corps President and founder Fred Myers, who recently passed away. Ledin aims to bring a fresh perspective to Sober Corps as the organization fulfills its mission of helping people maintain their sobriety.
Ledin said, “Fred was an outstanding leader. I am so happy to have had the chance to serve alongside him. When I joined the Sober Corps board, my goal was to help build and expand the reach and breadth of the programs. We’ve made great progress on this front – and our work will continue – but in the coming months we’ll work to align our resources to build a financial base that will ensure stability long into the future.”
Ledin continued, “The Sober Corps model has been proven effective, time and time again, and I’m thrilled to be part of the organization’s next chapter. I believe wholeheartedly in the mission and work of Sober Corps and look forward to effecting positive change in the recovery community.”
Ledin holds a bachelor’s degree in commercial design from Bemidji State University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Sober Corps, founded in 2007, places emphasis on building life skills and assisting persons in recovery with creating a new network to meet their housing, employment, spiritual and other needs, especially during the fragile first year of recovery. With a growing roster of mentors, Sober Corps volunteers give one-on-one support and guidance to strengthen the recovery process. Services are provided at no cost to participants in the program. The organization’s Life Launch workshops, a series of free 90-minute life-skills education workshops, are designed to give participants the tools to be successful in all areas of life. Life Launch programs are open to everyone in the recovery community.
For more information about Sober Corps, visit www.sobercorps.org or call 612-767-4360.