We are beyond excited to welcome Annie McCullough and Bojana Nedic to the Avalon Recovery Society Board of Directors!
Our hardworking volunteer Board of Directors leads Avalon’s mission and vision, supporting all aspects of the organization and driving our strategy forward.
Read on to learn more about these two inspiring women who have joined our formidable board to help steer Avalon as we move into the future.
Annie McCullough is an inspirational social change advocate whose energy and enthusiasm helped spark the recovery advocacy movement in Canada. Drawing on her vast experience in the health care industry and her expertise in project and event management, Annie shares successful strategies at national and international conferences, delivers workshops, and educates local, provincial and federal governments.
Sought out for her subject matter expertise on addiction and recovery, Annie works tirelessly to empower the recovery community at a grassroots level. She advocates for change that expands the continuum of care to include recovery support systems for people in and seeking recovery.
As co-founder of Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) Canada, the first federally incorporated non profit dedicated to advocacy in Canada, Annie helped lead and support Recovery Day, a national celebration of recovery which has grown from 2 cities in 2012 to over 30 cities across the country during the month of September 2019. Annie funnels her life experiences, knowledge and skills into what she knows to be her most impactful tools: education and connection. Whether through coaching, teaching, consulting or working in her community, she knows that relationships can and do change the world.
Bojana is a creative professional with 8 years of experience in research, leadership and technology. She immigrated to Canada in 1994 from Belgrade, Serbia and spent the majority of her formative years living and working in Toronto. An entrepreneur at heart, Bojana was an executive by the age of 25. After a successful exit from her first company in 2018, she moved to Vancouver and turned her focus towards her passion for academics.
Bojana started her journey with Avalon as part of her Master’s in Organizational Psychology at Adler University, where she conducted vital research and made huge strides to drive and enhance Avalon’s capacity and work.
As a woman in recovery herself, Bojana is deeply committed and connected to Avalon’s mission and passionate about making a difference in the lives of women who are struggling with addiction.
We are thrilled to have the expertise, energy, drive and enthusiasm of both Annie and Bojana on the Avalon Board of Directors!