Board of Directors

Our Story

Serenity House of Flint is a 501c3 recovery community organization that advocates for people in addiction recovery and provides holistic options for the community.

At this time Serenity holds two annual events to advocate for people in addiction recovery and reduce the stigma surrounding addiction: The Flint Recovery Walk & Rally in September and The Flint Arts & Music Show in March.

Serenity House offers reiki sessions at Odyssey House Out-Patient Services, Sacred Heart Out-Patient Services, Crossover Ministries, and Kindred Hospice through our Reiki Outreach Program. We also provide holistic healing services Friday nights at 6pm and a kids yoga class at the same time at the Stockton Center located at 720 Ann Arbor Street, Flint and a donation-based Meditation Workshop form 7:15pm-8:15pm on every Friday except for the first Friday. On the first Friday we provide an Acudetox group healing for a suggested donation of $15. 

You can check out of events calendar here for more information.

Tara Moreno

Founder & Executive Director

Tara Moreno M.A., holds a master’s degree in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Michigan-Flint and currently teaches and practices holistic healing for people in recovery and their friends and family. Moreno has worked as a news reporter before becoming the founder of Serenity House in 2015. Since, Moreno has had training in recovery coaching through Genesee Health Systems, is a member of the Genesee Alcohol and Addiction Prevention Coalition. Moreno is also a certified Reiki master, certified Acudetox Specialist, and is a person in long-term recovery. She has private practice where she has treated about a 100 clients with reiki and acudetox for past three years.

 

Harry Blecker

Harry Blecker has extensive practical experience in all aspects of program and project development, including management, administration, monitoring, evaluation, sponsor relations, and negotiations as well as experience in community/professional group presentations. Harry has worked with elected government and school officials, management teams, small businesses, non-profit organizations, operational staff, and private consultants and citizens as well as statewide legislative and veteran’s affairs liaison for the MI-SBDC. Blecker has supervised diverse staff, including students, in multiple locations as well as taught as an adjunct faculty instructor at Lansing Community College. Harry is a recovery ally. 

Taha Jamil, MD

Board MemberDr. Taha Jamil is excited to be a part of the Medical Rehabilitation Group. A Kalamazoo native, he graduated from the University of Michigan, double majoring in Chemistry and Cellular-Molecular Biology. He attended medical school at Ross University and did his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, where he was Chief Resident his final year. He successfully completed a fellowship in Interventional Physiatry at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC. He is board certified in PM&R with subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine. His clinical interests are spine, sports, and musculoskeletal medicine. When not working, he enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Dr. Jamil is a recovery ally and aims to provide education for his fellow colleagues in addiction recovery. 

Canisha Bell 

Canisha Bell is a yoga instructor, meditation facilitator and mindfulness educator. A Flint native and resident she graduated from the University of Michigan- Flint, with a bachelor of science in Public Health Education with particular interest in health disparities of low-income, minority and marginalized populations.

Canisha is the founder of Black Girls Do Yoga, an organization created to empower, women of color through an invitation of accessibility, and inclusivity to holistic wellness of mind, body, and spirit. 

She is the current lead of community outreach and engagement for the Crim Fitness Foundation’s Mindfulness Initiative. She also a recovery ally. 

 

Patrick Murphy 

Patrick Murphy is a native of Swartz Creek, Michigan and currently calls Genesee County home. Pat has worked in the sales and service industry since 1993 and is currently a Real Estate Specialist in his 4th year working with The Sedlarik Group Real Estate Team. Pat is extremely passionate about fitness and have been helping others obtain their health and fitness goals for the past 15 years. Since 2009 he has been an active part of the recovery community and is always available for those in need of additional support. Pat is driven, motivated, and positive individuals that plans to use his knowledge and experience to help as many people in the community as possible. Pat says he looks forward to working with The Serenity House of Flint and promoting a great cause. “I am proud to be a part of this team!”

 

Allison Boggess, RN

Allison Boggess is a registered nurse for Dixie Lodge Living and Wellness in Grand Blanc, Michigan. In the facility  she utilizes holistic as well as traditional care to assist individual with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries work toward and maintain productive and full lives.

Allison works with the community in many aspects to support and foster long term recovery while addressing and opposing the stigma of addiction.   

One of Allison’s proudest achievements is successful completion of the Genesee County Adult Felony Drug Court. She still maintains a working relationship with the drug court program and assists with peer orientation. 

Allison is a married mother of seven and enjoys working to find a healthy and productive balance of recovery, home life and career as well as maintains inner balance through  meditation and mindful awareness.

Allison is an individual in long-term recovery and is devoted to giving back to the community that has given so much support and healing to her throughout her journey. 

Ali Ziehm

Ali Ziehm is passionate about spirituality and helping others be their best selves.  She lives and works in Mid-Michigan, and she interacts closely within her circles to transmit principles of spiritual wellness to all she encounters. She enjoys discussing religion and spirituality, holistic and non-mainstream approaches to recovery and wellness. Ali is in long-term recovery. 

She brings to the board 35 years of experience in business management, administration and corporate financial analysis. She has experience in financial analysis, web design, journalism and print media production, public speaking, non-profit communications, clerical organization, mentoring and teaching.

Ali is also passionate about her two Great Dane children and family by choice in Cheboygan. In her spare time, she enjoys developing original recipes, sewing and coloring.