CEO/ Founder of H.O.P.E. Helping Other People Everyday
Lila has worked in the field of substance use disorders since 1991. She started as a peer volunteer working in a women’s shelter. In 1992, she received recognition for outstanding volunteer service with the Adult Services Administration NYC HRA for her work at the women’s shelter. In her various roles of direct care provider, supervisor, and assistant director she has successfully worked with various populations, including the formerly incarcerated and homeless population, persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, mental health disorders, and victims of domestic violence. She has a Masters of Public Administration and Affairs, and a Bachelor of Human Services – Professional Studies. Additionally, she is a Certified Alcoholism Substance Abuse Counselor- Advance (CASAC-A).
Since 2010, she has been a NYS OASAS Educational Training Provider, and in 2014 became a TOT (Train the Trainer) for Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). In 2014, she became the Founder and CEO of Helping Other People Every day, known as H.O.P.E., where she provides Recovery Coach Academy Training, Peer Ethics, CASAC Training, and specialty trainings to numerous organizations for professional development. Lila is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) and a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA). She serves as a consultant to the Expanding Peers in Community Services (EPICS) committee team.