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7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite E-100Annandale, VA 22003


This is a wonderful opportunity that I would like to offer you. I recently became President of the Board for the Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) headed by Jerome Hughes and Lisa Goodwin. RPSV owns and operates two peer run recovery centers that are very successful. Arlington Peers Helping Peers and South County Recovery and Drop-In Center in Alexandria help hundreds of those who struggle with mental illness, addiction and homelessness by providing continental breakfasts, hot lunches, computer classes, laundry, phone and mail services, psycho-social groups and 12 step groups. RPSV also provides staff for the Fairfax and Falls Church WRAP Facilitators (WRAP is a proven and successful recovery tool created by Mary Ellen Copeland).

As President of the Board, I am tasked with staffing the board and wanted to offer you a position. There is a time commitment of a two hour meeting every other month in the evening in the Falls Church and Annandale areas. Two hours a month that can be set aside to review important documents such as contracts and budgets. Finally, there is a yearly retreat on a weekend that will last a half day, so the board can look at the year in review and create fresh goals.

I recognize that you are busy, but I hope you will consider my proposal. I am passionate about this non-profit organization, it s programs, the people who run them and especially the people that find a sense of pride and belonging at these centers. I hope to see you at the board table making a difference in your own unique way. To quote Dr. Seuss, 'Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.' Thank you for your time and consideration.

Elena Klawonn

Chairman of the RPSV Board


  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Networking
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 hours every other month, 1/2 day retreat
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