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The Magdalen House, a nonprofit organization helping women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles, is proud to announce the 2023 slate of board members.

“We are beyond grateful to welcome our 2023 slate of board members,” said Lisa Kroencke, executive director of The Magdalen House. “Each board member will provide our organization with a unique background and perspective, and we look forward to their expertise and guidance.” 

  • Tina Shuey, board chair
  • Jorge Azpe, treasurer 
  • Lucinda Buford, development
  • Dr. Kay Colbert, immediate past chair
  • Klint Guerry, member at large
  • Delia Johnson, member at large
  • Jennifer Landry, secretary
  • Nancy McMahon, member at large
  • Kallie Meyers, member at large
  • Ben Parkey, member at large 
  • Hector Patino, member at large
  • Roxanne Pero, member at large
  • Robin B. Seckel, member at large 

According to a recent study, women increased their drinking by 41% before the pandemic. Today, there are over 250,000 alcoholic women in D/FW alone. Less than 1 in 15 alcoholic women (only 6.9%) will seek formal help. Because women face more stigmatization, shame, family responsibilities, and socioeconomic barriers than men, they frequently have co-occurring disorders and are less likely to seek treatment. If you’re an alcoholic who can’t stop drinking or a concerned loved one of an alcoholic, the first step in recovery is education and access to resources. In North Texas, The Magdalen House provides residential recovery, social detox, group meetings, structured programs, family support groups, and tools designed to help grow and sustain recovery. Support and leadership from the board of directors will ensure that The Magdalen House can continue to provide no cost services to alcoholic women.

The Magdalen House is a nonprofit organization helping women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles. Founded in Dallas in 1987, The Magdalen House remains the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services – without insurance or state funding – 100% free of charge. The Magdalen House is committed to helping alcoholic women achieve long-term, sustainable recovery through spiritually based, comprehensive programming. For more information visit www.magdalenhouse.org.

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