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Dr. Karen White, Interim 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 certification which was obtained throughout her extensive history of working within the field of the 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 behavioral health 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)