Brian Kite is the Project Coordinator for Recovery Community Organization Development at the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA). He is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES, CPS-AD Certified Peer Specialist – Addictive Diseases) and has been trained in IPS (Intentional Peer Support), MATS (Medicated Assisted Treatment Specialist), and as a WHAM (Whole Health Action Management) facilitator. In his role at GCSA, Brian has helped numerous communities around the state organize focused conversations around recovery and plan for and host local recovery symposiums to create Recovery Community Organizations. He provides technical assistance and coordinates continued training opportunities for the existing RCO Network, and facilitates a monthly learning collaborative for all organizations within the network. Most importantly, Brian is a person in long-term recovery with over 6 years in recovery. Brian and his son Henry reside in Grant Park in the City of Atlanta.