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Thomas N Bannard

Virginia Commonwealth University
Program Coordinator Rams in Recovery

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Tom Bannard, CADC, MBA, is the Program Coordinator for Rams in Recovery at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tom is a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor and has spent most of his career working in homeless services at CARITAS.  A person in long-term recovery, Tom is an advocate for people in recovery or who are struggling with a substance use disorder.
            Tom has played a key role in the growth of Collegiate Recovery at VCU spending his first 2 ½ years as a volunteer on the project team until he was hired in October 2015 as the program’s first coordinator.  VCU’s program has grown rapidly in the past 18 months with more than 60 students attending meetings on weekly basis, and 14 weekly recovery groups on campus, recovery housing & coursework and 2 Family Education Programs.  Tom is the Treasurer of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education and also sits on the board of the JHW Foundation and the Virginia Recovery Foundation.  Tom is passionate about changing the way we treat substance use and firmly believes that we must improve our systems of care by focusing on long-term recovery supports, allowing easier access to treatment and recovery resources, educating and supporting family members, and reducing stigma around substance misuse.