Staff Bios

Our dedicated team of professionals is ready to help you transform pathways for lifetime wellness and recovery in your community.

Stacie MathewsonFounder, CEO and President

Stacie Mathewson is the founder and driving force behind Transforming Youth Recovery. Stacie is a visionary whose dedication to prevention and recovery support for our youth is making a significant impact on Northern Nevada and the nation. Stacie is personally connected to the cause, witnessing since childhood how substance use disorders can tear families apart and span generations. With the loss of her son, Josh Montoya, who first faced the disease of addiction in his early adolescence, Stacie’s commitment to preventing substance use disorders and protecting the health of our youth has been unwavering.

To date she has received 29 awards for her innovative efforts from national, state and local organizations in the areas of recovery advocacy, education and evidence-based research. In 2013 Stacie was honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and in 2016, George Washington University awarded Stacie the prestigious Recovery Philanthropist of the Year Award. Stacie has served as a board member of the Betty Ford Foundation since 2012.