Dallas-based nonprofit The Magdalen House has announced the members of its 2023 board of directors.
Founded in 1987, The Magdalen House is a nonprofit organization that helps women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles.
“We are beyond grateful to welcome our 2023 slate of board members,” Lisa Kroencke, executive director of The Magdalen House, said in a statement. “Each board member will provide our organization with a unique background and perspective, and we look forward to their expertise and guidance.”
The members are:
- 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
Magdalen House said that according to a recent study, women increased their drinking by 41% before the pandemic and that now there are over 250,000 alcoholic women in D/FW alone.
The nonprofit said that fewer 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, Magdalen House said.
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.
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