Stefanie Robinson, CPRS - Supervisor, Executive Director of HOPE Recovery Community

Stefanie Robinson is the Executive Director of Hope Recovery Community, a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) in Medina County serving those impacted by addiction. She is also the Medina County Coordinator of Recovery Peer Support Services at Ohio Guidestone and the Director of Recovery Support Services for Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery (OCAAR). She oversees a peer support program, and she is currently running a recovery house. Stefanie has over 13 years in recovery from drugs and alcohol, mental health and an eating disorder. She has served on the boards for the Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery and Eating Disorder Advocates of Ohio and currently serves on the board of directors for the National Peer Recovery Alliance. As the owner and CEO of Simply Bold, a communications company, Stefanie spoke professionally for 7 years. She shared her story of recovery with over 100,000 people through speaking engagements, TV appearances, radio interviews, and print publications. After seeing the addiction issues in her own community were not getting better but getting worse, Stefanie decided to focus on Medina County. She spent several years doing recovery peer support, and in 2016 Stefanie was instrumental alongside the Medina County Adult Probation Department and the Medina County Court of Common Pleas in launching the Recovery Center of Medina County. In 2018 Stefanie organized and founded Medina’s first RCO, Hope Recovery Community. Over the years, Stefanie has been acknowledged often for her work in recovery. In 2017, she was awarded the Cleveland Clinic Medina County Community Service Award for her leadership in the Medina County Recovery Community and in 2018 the Medina County ADAMH Board awarded Stefanie the Recovery Advocate of the Year Award for her work in tackling the opiate epidemic in Medina County. She was named OhioGuidestone Regional MVP in 2019 and in the spring of 2019 she was named OneStep Peer Supporter of the Year. In the fall of 2020, Robinson was awarded the State of Ohio Cares Award by the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities under the category Champion of Recovery. She is married with 2 children and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.