2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule

2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule

Rachelle Gardner, Hope Academy, Chief Operating Officer
Rachelle Gardner has dedicated her career to helping adolescents affected by drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Gardner’s passion for helping youth took root while studying psychology at Indiana University. She began her career as an addictions counselor and went on to lead all adolescent programs at Fairbanks for the last 17 years. Through her dedication to providing the best treatment and care for each patient, Gardner has enhanced and expanded the adolescent programs and helped thousands of adolescents and their families find hope and recovery throughout her career. In 2006, Rachelle co-founded, Hope Academy, Indiana’s Recovery High School. She serves as the Chief Operating Officer and now dedicates 100% of her time and expertise to the school. Gardner has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Recovery High Schools for the last 11 years as a committee member, Board Chair and the currently serving as the past chair.

Gardner graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and a M.A. from the University of Phoenix in Organizational Management. Gardner is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor in the state of Indiana. A lifetime Indianapolis south-side resident, she is graduate of Perry Meridian High School and she lives there with her husband and two daughters.