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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.
Certified Peer Recovery Coach & Recovery Reiki Level I Practitioner
Sarah Hendricks is a person in long term recovery. Sarah is a Certified Peer Recovery Coach and has experience in Outpatient services. She has an Associate's degree from Mott Community College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She has completed training in EFT and Recovery Reiki. Sarah began her energy work with extensive training in Massage Therapy in 2011 and is currently licensed and enjoys providing multiple modalities to her clientele. She is passionate about helping and healing others in whatever capacity she can. She sponsors women in 12 Step recovery and has been honored to share her personal story of transformation publicly. Exploring and expanding spirituality is of great importance and she uses various disciplines, theories and practices to facilitate this growth. She is very excited to bring as much of her energy and experience as well as her knowledge and strength to Serenity House and to all she meets along this journey.
Peer Recovery Coach, Recovery Reiki Level II Practitioner & EFT Practitioner
Noah has used his Spiritual Practices and Holistic lifestyle to overcome his own Substance Abuse Disorders, Traumas and Codependency struggles. He is a part of the LGBTQ+ Community and spent much of his younger teen years to young adult years doing outreach at Wellness Center of Flint. He found a safe space in the support group for youth there. Noah now helps spread his love, light, knowledge and wisdom to assist others in their healing through his authenticity and Holistic practices, as he understands and has experience in many areas.
Noah has a strong interest in Holistics of many forms. Connecting to nature and his higher self has changed his life in countless ways. He enjoys arts, study in esoterics, divination tools, meditation, self care and self healing along with Aromatherapy, healing crystals, affirmation, his spirituality, and faith in the Universe on a daily basis. These things are his driving force in what he has been called in his soul to do for a lifelong career.
His desire to heal comes from a long Ancestral line of Substance Abuse Disorder, Trauma, Codependency and Alcoholism. He started this journey after suffering the loss of his daughter in 2017, and needed to find a way to heal himself and his family. This led to years of inner work of the dark night of the soul. The Holistic calling has been the answer to his hours of meditation prayer and he is now ready to share his story and help those in need of support on their healing journey.
His Mission Statement :" I know first hand how it feels to be an outcast and rejected by people you love and hold dear to your heart. When one needs support and understanding, but feels like no one truly understands the struggles you are personally facing, and in return finding any way to fill the void and numb the pain. I believe we are ALL worthy of love and understanding. We ALL need that support and helping hand to guide us in a time of need. While we look deep into the core of our struggles and where they stem from, healing IS possible. Healing is available for EVERYONE who is willing to take that leap of faith, do the work and willingly walk through the doors of a truly happy, healthy and abundant life, So please come heal with me, you are not alone!! "
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.
Yoga Instructor & Recovery Reiki Level II Practitioner
Kristin is an advocate for all modalities of holistic healing. She began this path over a decade ago, integrating yoga, reiki, and meditation into her life as a way to manage the effects of trauma and stress on her own mind and body. Once realizing how truly life-changing holistic practices can be, she was determined to share her experiences and tools with others. Kristin is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, Recovery Reiki I and II practitioner, and Usui Reiki I and II practitioner. Kristin also enjoys utilizing a wide range of holistic modalities, including meditation, breathwork, herbalism, ayurvedic medicine, and energy work to help others on their healing journeys. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Michigan-Flint.