Dr. Karen White, Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Karen White, CADC, NCRS, RCT began her journey with TEECH foundation as an educator in 2012. She has worked in the areas of Business Management, Accounting, and Computer Operations. Dr. White is currently an Educational Organizational leader, Certified Addiction Counselor, National Certified Recovery Specialist and Certified Recovery Coach Trainer amongst other certifications which was obtained throughout her extensive history of working in the field of recovery and mental health with agencies such as, Haymarket Center and Gateway Foundation. Dr. White implemented the holistic approach and the need to focus on behavior and thinking patterns to assist with developing healthy individuals. This made a drastic change within the organization as it relates to individuals maintaining recovery, becoming mentally stable and productive within society.


Dr. White understands that the multiple pathways of recovery, individualized care, peer and recovery coaches, family, friends, and community are the keys to long-term recovery.  


TEECH has provided recovery support services and workforce development services for more than 10,000 people with outstanding outcomes. According to an impartial third-party evaluation organization, in the year 2017, an average of 78% of clients have maintained sobriety and continue to be gainfully employed. TEECH representatives were invited to discuss green jobs and alternative energies at the White House in Washington, D.C. and cultural competency issues in San Antonio, Texas.



  • White House Recognition-Invitation to Washington, D.C. to discuss green jobs and alternative energies.

  • Cultural Competency Recognition

  • Induction into the Chicago Green Hall of Fame

  • Recognition by SAMSHA for exemplary recovery support services in a Tri-State area

  •  Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals (IAAP)

  • United Mental Health Addiction Recovery Coalition (UMARC)



2019 Community Donations Provided by TEECH Foundation:

Nia Services
Footprints to Recovery
Teamwork Englewood
N’ The Spirit Behind the Walls
Clara Barton Grammar School
Scott Joplin Grammar School
Chicago Vocational High School
Appearances Hair Salon


2019 Recognition of Those who Donated to TEECH Foundation:

Kates Detective Services
Bethany Church
Sams Foods
Footprints To Recovery
Latasha Thomas Lil Angeles Daycare
Network for Good


TEECH Foundation

1750 W. 103rd Street

Chicago, IL 60643

((312) 539-5263

(773) 656-5567

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