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Founder & Executive Director
Tara Moreno-Wallen, M.A., ADS, holds a master’s degree in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. Moreno worked as a news reporter for four years before becoming the founder and executive director of Serenity House in 2015. Moreno’s inspiration came from her own recovery journey. She trained in recovery coaching through Genesee Health Systems in 2016 and is a member of the Genesee County Prevention Coalition. She also sits on Genesee County’s Family Against Narcotics advisory board. Other networks also include Faces & Voices for Recovery and Mobilize Recovery, national organizations geared at eradicating addiction stigma and unifying people in recovery. Moreno is also a certified Reiki master teacher, developer of Recovery Reiki, and is a certified Acudetox Specialist.
Ms. Moreno is experienced in non-profit board development and recruitment, strategic planning, and budget crafting and implementation. Her role includes developing, leading on, and managing project strategies and work plans; managing and supervising staff and directing tasks on individual projects; providing strategic guidance of varying substance to staff on a wide variety of issues; directing stakeholder interactions, including facilitating meetings, calls, presentations, and conferences; contributing to planning and new outreach development, including drafting proposals for potential clients. Moreno collaborates with individuals and/or organizations such as law enforcement, health care and other community resources and systems in Genesee County and other regions in the state of Michigan to establish working relationships and systems of referral and engagement with recovery coaches and recovery support services.
Program Coordinator & Recovery Reiki Level I Practitioner
Holly Bills holds her Associates Degree from Oakland Community College. She is also in long term family recovery. Holly has and has completed her training for Integrating Self Care in the Workplace, Recovery Coaching, EFT, and Recovery Reiki, suicide prevention training, QPR and Mental Health First Aid.
Holly is also a certified Usui Reiki Practitioner, completing Level 1 in October and Level 2 in November.
Currently, Holly pursuing a certification to become a spiritual coach.
Holly's spiritual journey began many years ago when she had a great awakening while on a retreat in Maui. After returning Holly knew her path was clear, however it took her several more years for things to align.
While waiting for things to align, Holly was an Administrative Assistant and served the SUD, DD and MH community for 7 years. Prior to that she was an Executive Director for a non-profit organization.
Holly is also a member of the Genesee County Prevention Coalition and is a graduate of Leadership Genesee.
Holly is committed to her ongoing personal development and continues to further her education and trainings in all holistic modalities.
As the program coordinator Holly is dedicated to advocate for people in recovery from substance use disorder, codependency, and trauma.
EFT Practitioner & Trainer
Michael Wallen holds certifications as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, in WHEE (Wholistic Hybrid EMDR EFT) and in EFT-1. Michael is a person in long-term recovery and has been on the holistic healing path for four years. Michael has an Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan – Flint, and works as an engineering manager in the automotive industry by day. His focus is to help people find their calling through providing knowledge on holistic practices and teaching people how to implement them into their lives. Michael has been a regular volunteer for the Serenity House of Flint since 2016, helping with data collection and the development of community studies.
Recovery Reiki Level II Practitioner
Maicee has been in recovery for 10 years. In that time she has spent expanding her knowledge on healing and holistic medicine. She has been a Massage therapist and Reiki practitioner for 10 years as well and has been able to become a Reiki Master/Teacher. Maicee is also a trained Recovery Reiki II & II practitioner. Maicee is very passionate about healing and has been able to overcome many obstacles through the path of holistic medicine. Maicee loves sharing her knowledge and experience to help those in their own journey and helping others walk their own chosen path.