2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule
Mariel Hufnagel, MPA, The Ammon Foundation, Executive Director
Mariel battled with alcohol and drug addiction, bipolar disorder and bulimia nervosa all of her teenage years; leaving her bankrupt emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually. Mariel is formerly incarcerated, a convicted felon, formerly homeless and a sex trafficking survivor. Mariel entered recovery in 2007 and has maintained abstinence-based recovery since. Mariel is the Executive Director of the Ammon Foundation. Prior to Ammon, she worked as an Advocacy Organizer with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) and as the National Chapter Manager for Young People in Recovery (YPR). Mariel sits on numerous boards and coalitions, has been recognized locally and nationally with numerous awards, featured in countless media outlets; and is recognized nationally as a dynamic and passionate advocate, servant leader, trainer and motivational speaker. She has a Master’s in Public Administration. Mariel is recognized nationally as a passionate advocate, servant leader, and motivational speaker. During her spare time she can be found traveling, practicing yoga, outside hiking, running, biking or kayaking, drinking coffee, cooking and spending time with her husband Anthony and their pups, Bentley & Eleanor.