Leadership Team

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Chip Coakley
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Coakley is Chairman and CEO of PGL Global Ltd. which provides global offshoring services for US firms. He graduated from John Carroll University with a BA in Communications and attended the University of Manchester, England; Graduate School of Economics. He served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant and served in the I Corp area (DaNang) of Viet Nam. Mr. Coakley has been instrumental in the founding of several successful organizations; the most recent being The Pacific Great Lakes Corporation (The Cleveland Stevedore Company was a subsidiary) and the Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd., both of which he served as its Chairman and President. He has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, South America, Central America, and Eastern and Western Europe. He is conversant in both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. He sold Pacific Great Lakes in early 2001 and has served as a director for numerous non-profit and for-profit organizations to include: the Arthritis Foundation, the Gathering Place, Astara, the Roots of American Music (ROAM), ADL Advisory Board, St Joseph’s Christian Life Center, +Space Inc., and Freda Joyce Brint Foundation (dementia). He is a member of Leadership Cleveland (Class of 1989), the Cleveland Orchestra Corporate Council, and a member of the Patient Advisory Counsel of the Cleveland Clinic Urological Center. He was also the Founder of the Rock and Roll Triathlon, Swim for Diabetes, and Run for the Cure. Mr. Coakley is an avid sportsman and wellness advocate having competed, on a national basis, in numerous road races, triathlons, cycling races, and swimming events.  He is a former director and President of the Western Reserve Chorale and is presently a member of the St. John the Evangelist Cathedral choir, and a musician specializing in acoustical guitar.

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Bill Tymoszczuk
Executive Director

Mr. Tymoszczuk is the founder and Executive Director of 3RTEC, Inc. dba My Recovery Day.  Recognizing the need for follow-up programs after treatment, My Recovery Day was incorporated on December 30, 2016 with the mission “to develop and provide follow up support resources to individuals recovering from addictions, giving them the help and hope they need for sustainable recovery.” He graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in Biology and Chemistry and attended Lancaster University in England for his junior year. While at Lancaster he started as the Forward Prop for the school’s rugby league team. He was a Joseph S. Silber Fellow for the American Cancer Society and has three publications in various Immunology journals. Mr. Tymoszczuk did clinical research at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals for several years before going into healthcare sales. He successfully managed healthcare sales in several Midwest states for Stuart Pharmaceuticals and Dako Diagnostics. After several years in healthcare, Mr. Tymoszczuk started several communication companies where he served as the founder and President. One such company, PhoneTel Technologies, Inc., he successfully took public in 1989 raising $4.1M. Mr. Tymoszczuk was the CEO of MemVu, Inc. which is a software platform that provides cognitive exercises to individuals with brain health conditions like Alzheimer’s.  Mr. Tymoszczuk has been involved with several startups and nonprofits since then providing management expertise, business development, and general consulting services. Mr. Tymoszczuk is the father of four wonderful children and seven amazing grandchildren. He enjoys traveling, fishing, watching his grandchildren play sports, and science fiction. He has written and published a science fiction novel on Amazon titled “The 666 Gene”. He is active in 12-step recovery programs and is a server at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral.

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Emilie Poua
Board Member

MS. Poua is currently the Compliance Analyst for Hyland, an international software company that provides content services to thousands of organizations enabling them to deliver better experiences to the people they serve. She is a graduate of the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée with a Degree in Applied Foreign Languages – Business and Commerce. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French. MS. Poua was born in the suburb of Paris, France and has a very diverse cultural and business background. She emigrated to Cleveland in 2003 and started her career in the tourism industry where she developed community outreach programs to promote Cleveland to international travelers. Emilie held various positions within several industries until she discovered a passion for Compliance. She worked in HR Compliance in the development of recruiting processes and training against discrimination, and the promotion of equal employment opportunities. She held free workshops to assist individuals with job interviews and resume writing. Ms. Poua has two amazing children and is glad to call Northeast Ohio her home.  She has served on several boards and committees in Greater Cleveland that included but not limited to, the Urban League, the Cleveland International Film Festival, Ohio Erie Canal Way, Dress for Success. My Recovery Day is honored to have her as a Board member and looks forward to her participation as we continue to serve individuals in recovery.

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Art Kopittke
Board Member

Mr. Kopittke is a native of Northeast Ohio graduating from University School in 1993 and receiving a BS in marketing from Cornell University in 1997. He returned to Cleveland after graduation from Cornell and joined the family business along with his father and older brothers. Mr. Kopittke is presently CEO of 4500 Ltd. which consists of industrial warehousing, commercial property management, and an abrasive consumable supply distribution business. He has taken a special interest in My Recovery Day as an opportunity to help make positive changes in people’s lives that are suffering from various addictions. According to Mr. Kopittke, “we all know that addiction touches virtually everyone in some way during their lifetime….my number was called to help.’ Mr. Kopittke believes strongly in My Recovery Day’s platform to help support individuals in recovery. His business acumen, kindness, and willingness to help others is a welcomed contribution to My Recovery Day’s Board of Directors.

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Dan Dugan
Board Member

Mr. Dugan is an enterprise cloud strategist at Amazon Web Services. He creates business and technology strategies that help companies gain competitive advantages in today’s dynamic corporate environment. He focuses on eliminating business and IT duality to enable digital transformation. Mr. Dugan has close to 30 years of experience at some of the most innovative companies in the world such as AWS, Salesforce, Oracle and Cisco. Mr. Dugan is a 15-year veteran of technology giant Cisco. Starting in 2000, Mr. Dugan lead a team to create a go-to-market strategy for then new technologies IP voice, wireless and Internet security. His work helped Cisco to become the dominant market leader in each of these technologies. After the events of 9/11, Mr. Dugan was asked to create a solutions portfolio focused on improving homeland security. These products would eventually become the corner stones of Cisco’s multi-billion-dollar public sector division. Mr. Dugan then became Cisco’s Ohio sales leader eventually building Ohio into the largest region in North America with $1.5 billion in revenue. Mr. Dugan is a native of Northern Ohio, where he currently resides with his wife their three children. Dan is a graduate of the University of Akron and holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting. He passionately gives his time to promote mindfulness and to help stop the destruction of addiction in whatever form it appears. My Recovery Day is honored to have him as a Board member and looks forward to his participation as we continue to serve individuals in recovery.

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Jim Joyner, LICDC-CS
Board Member

Mr. Joyner is Director and founder of Joyner and Associates LLC. He currently serves as President of the Ohio Association of Alcoholism & Other Drug Addiction Counselors (OAADAC) which is the Ohio affiliate of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, which represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad.  Mr. Joyner has worked in the field of substance use disorder/addiction treatment, prevention, intervention and training for over fifty years. In 2016, Mr. Joyner was selected as Professional of the Year by NAADAC.  He retired from his clinical practice four years ago, however he continues to facilitate his weekly online virtual Family Education and Support Group meetings for those who are concerned about a loved one’s alcohol, other drug or substance use.  

Mr. Joyner believes that the single greatest negative impact on the quality of life that effects every man, woman and child in America can be found in the combined consequences related to the addictive use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and substances.  He further believes through comprehensive education, prevention, treatment and recovery support this problem can be significantly reduced.  He continues to dedicate his career to that belief. 

Mr. Joyner has been in long term recovery for over 40 years. My Recovery Day welcomes Mr. Joyner to its Board of Directors. His knowledge and clinical expertise will help guide us to innovate and better serve the recovery community through education and family support services.

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Jim Rice
Board Member

Mr. Rice has enjoyed a steady career in the institutional sporting goods business including a career in the golf industry that lasted over 25 years. These positions included Regional Vice President of The Arnold Palmer Golf Company (played numerous rounds of golf with Arnold Palmer) and Vice President of Training and Development for Pro Golf of America with the duties traveling the USA and Europe, opening and staffing golf retail facilities. Presently, Mr. Rice is the manager and sleep expert for Mattress Firm, the largest mattress retailer in the world. In 1999, he was nominated to take a position in the officiating department for the National Football League as play clock operator/delay of game official and has been awarded numerous playoff assignments both domestically and internationally. Mr. Rice continues to officiate for the NFL today. He currently resides in Lyndhurst, Ohio, with his wife of 47 years, Darlene. One surviving son, John, and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn 9, and Carson 6. Mr. Rice continues to work a 12-step recovery program and has done so since August 1985. My Recovery Day is honored to have him as a Board member and looks forward to his participation as we continue to serve individuals in recovery.

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Mireille Kious
Board Member

Ms. Kious is a multilingual, creative, visionary executive with extensive experience in Development, Marketing and Project Management. Originally, a transplant from Stockholm, Sweden via Venezuela, Spain and Australia she met her husband on a boat in Thailand and decided to make Cleveland her home, her husband’s hometown. After several years working for Siemens in Europe, she went on to acquire her Master’s Degree in Business Marketing from The University of Sydney.  Since moving to Cleveland, she has worked in the non-profit arena serving the missions of human rights, cancer care, two schools and the Cleveland International Film Festival. She has become an expert in bringing people together and optimizing the use of resources to generate value to the business through an inclusive leadership style that inspires growth and fosters contribution. Her proven skills at effectively leading and integrating multicultural settings, creating and establishing work processes and interacting with global leadership teams has positively impacted the missions of all organizations she has been a part of. Ms. Kious has served on numerous boards in the Cleveland community and cares very deeply for the future of her adopted home.  She currently resides in Shaker Heights with her husband and two children. Ms. Kious has been a strategic advisor and supporter of My Recovery Day for several years.  She has served and will continue to serve as the lead grant writer for My Recovery Day while sharing her values and expertise with the Board as its newest member.  Welcome to the Board, Ms. Kious.

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Jim Wojtila
Board Member

Jim Wojtila is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Mar-Bal, Inc., the leading integrated compounder and molder of BMC Thermoset composite products. He is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team; confidant and key advisor to the company’s shareholders while leading the Finance and IT Departments
for the company. He is also responsible for treasury, debt, asset and risk management, and the economic strategy for the company. Jim’s financial acumen continues to ready Mar-Bal for future growth and expansion. Before joining Mar-Bal in 2011, Mr. Wojtila held similar roles with several other manufacturing
companies and he began his career in public accounting with Ciuni and Panichi, Inc. He is a graduate of John Carroll University with a major in Accounting and is a non-practicing C.P.A. He was selected twice as a Finalist for CFO of the Year by Crain’s Magazine (2008 and 2013) which honors Northeast Ohio’s top
fiscal officers for outstanding financial leadership, asset management, and strategic vision. Mr. Wojtila is the proud father of three adult children and soon to be a grandfather. He has been an active supporter with his children in roles of coach, scout leader, booster club officer, and volunteer. He has been an active leader in Music Ministry and Men’s Fellowship in his church. He is looking forward to joining the My Recovery Day Board and helping to further its mission.

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Dr. Tim Smith
Board Member

Dr. Smith is a physician residing in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. A native Ohioan, he returned to Ohio in 2016 after 27 years in Minneapolis. He has been a medical director for Optum, a division of United Health Group, for 23 years. His roles have included medical directorships for JP Morgan Chase, General Electric, and Target Corporation. He was Senior Medical Director overseeing a large regional health plan in Minneapolis, developing population management strategies to create effective, patient-focused interventions to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life. He relocated home to Ohio in 2016 to assume behavioral oversight of United Health Care of Ohio Community and State. He continues this role today but has also been tasked as a National Senior Medical Director overseeing Care Coordination and Engagement for Medical-Behavioral Integration efforts nationally for United Health Group. Dr. Smith trained as an electrical engineer at The University of Michigan and The Ohio State University. His medical training occurred at The Ohio State University, continuing with a medical internship and psychiatric residency at Case Western Reserve University. He has a special interest in Adverse Childhood Events, Trauma-Informed Care, Addictions, and Psychodynamic Theory and Psychotherapy. My Recovery Day welcomes Dr. Smith to its Board of Directors. His knowledge and healthcare expertise will help guide us to innovate and better serve the recovery community.

Neil Britton
Neil Britton
Board Member

Mr. Neal Britton has an extended and broad history in youth service as an administrator and direct service provider. Beginning in 1982 at the Lake County Free Clinic Neal founded a support group for adolescents.  Shortly thereafter he participated as a co-director for a private, non-clinical youth recovery group known as “In Touch” in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. Today, children from both programs are thriving adults with their own families, and successful careers.  Thereafter, served as a Board Member for Crossroads of Lake County where he served until he was appointed by the State of Ohio onto the Lake County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board. In 1997, Mr. Britton also founded and remains President of Manhattan Consultants, Inc., specializing in developing and managing occupational health and safety processes and OSHA compliance management systems across the U.S. Following his love of helping others in recovery, Mr. Britton started a 501c3 nonprofit in May 2006 called, SaveMyKid.org, Inc. where he served as its President and CEO.  SaveMyKid provides youth with opportunities to participate in enjoyable activities and projects in drug and alcohol-free environments with strong guidance and mentors. With the delivery of his 3rd grandchild (1 boy, 2 girls), Mr. Britton has made the somewhat serious yet enlightening decision to dissolve SaveMyKid and “pass the torch” to My Recovery Day.   Per Mr. Britton, “It will be wonderful to see the transitioning of the activities and mission of SaveMyKids become part of My Recovery Day’s mission of developing and providing follow-up resources to individuals in the recovery of all ages.  I’m very excited to join the My Recovery Day team as a Board member to see the next incarnation of SaveMyKid. It’s bound to get better and I’m joyful for that.”  My Recovery Day welcomes Mr. Britton to the Board and looks forward to his continued input to help us support individuals in recovery.

 

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Erin Sipos
Community Support Director

Ms. Sipos joined My Recovery Day as our Community Support Director on January 1, 2021. Ms. Sipos has an extensive and accomplished managerial background in the hospitality industry holding leadership positions at Executive Caterers, Driftwood, and Covelli Enterprises. She was a regional coordinator for the relay for life for the American Cancer Society, raising over $80k. Ms. Sipos is currently the Executive Director and founder for the MAC Foundation, a very successful foundation that supports the Mayfield Area Communities. The MAC foundation has helped many families and residents over the years that were going through difficult times with basic needs. The MAC Foundation also gives an annual scholarship to a Mayfield High School Senior. Her enthusiasm and love for others guide her motivation to also provide encouragement to local frontline safety and healthcare workers during these difficult times. Her community achievements have not been unnoticed. Ms. Sipos was awarded the Mayfield Heights citizen of the year. Ms. Sipos is a welcomed addition to My Recovery Day’s leadership team. Her role is to develop relationships with other businesses, healthcare, and government organizations to help My Recovery Day support our recovery community. She is a Mayfield resident and graduated from Mayfield High School in 1996. Ms. Sipos is a loving wife and mother to three amazing children and has an inner commitment to serving others. She is also very active in 12-step recovery work.

Dorian Waggoner
Dori Waggoner
Outreach Coordinator

My Recovery Day welcomes Ms. Dori Waggoner as our Outreach Coordinator. Ms. Waggoner began her career in secondary education where she taught for 7 years in the Akron Public School District. She then moved into the field of Human Resources for multiple companies over a period of 12 years. Ms. Waggoner also started a nonprofit organization called “Just In Time” within her church, Grace Church Old Brooklyn. This organization supports women in early recovery by providing free gently used clothing and accessories. Ms. Waggoner spends much of her time in 12 Step program activities including facilitating groups at
treatment centers, and detox units and sponsoring newcomers. She serves on the committee of the Annual West Side Picnic draws approximately 2000 members in recovery and their families to show that there is fun in recovery. Her compassion and love for the recovery community are undeniable. Ms. Waggoner has been an Old Brooklyn resident for 5 years. She graduated from the University of Akron in 2001 with a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education. She has 3 adult sons and is engaged to an extremely generous man supporting her causes. In her free time, she enjoys boating on Lake Erie and going to the gym. Ms. Waggoner is a welcomed addition to My Recovery Day’s leadership team. Her role will be to develop relationships with other recovery-centric organizations including treatment and sober living facilities, agency providers, and faith-based organizations to help My Recovery Day support our recovery community.