Philip Rutherford

Philip Rutherford

Chief Operating Officer
Faces & Voices of Recovery

Philip Rutherford is the Chief Operating Officer at Faces & Voices of Recovery. He is a recovery coach, a passionate member of the Recovery Community and possesses a self-described Doctorate from the school of Hard Knocks. As COO, he is responsible for multiple lines of business within the Faces & Voices ecosystem. Phil is credited with a significant role in conception, design, launch and facilitation of the Recovery Data Platform (RDP). This cloud-based platform is the first of its kind and has quickly become a valuable asset in longitudinal data collection for Peer-Based Services. Phil has a BA in Psychology with a specialization in substance use disorders. He is a member of standing committees at the National Institute of Health, the FDA, and other Federal agencies. He serves on several nonprofit boards including Serve Minnesota, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, Twin Cities Recovery Project, and Docs Recovery House. Prior to the nonprofit world, he spent most of his career in corporate sales, marketing, and management at Microsoft, Micron Electronics, and companies within the Taylor Corporation. Phil is an active member of the Recovery community and has considerable experience in the areas of Substance Use Disorders, Recovery, Re-entry, and Race Equity.

All Sessions by Philip Rutherford

Behavioral and Mental Health Track Monday May 23, 2022
11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Addressing the “New Normal”: The Path Forward to Address Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Discuss efforts to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders
  • Learn how payers, providers, employers, and other health care stakeholders are supporting individuals with their mental health and well-being, and addiction treatment and recovery
  • Identify work being done to address the increasing rates of suicidal ideation and accidental overdose, particularly in adolescents and young adults
  • Examine strategies to effectively integrate behavioral health with primary care and support whole-person care
  • Highlight the innovations, advancements, and role of technology, to increase access to behavioral health services and treatment
Moderator: Melissa Fox

3:10 pm - 3:55 pm

Emerging Policies and Strategies to Address SUDs and Alcohol Misuse

  • Learn about forward-thinking approaches that are emerging in treating substance and alcohol abuse
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms related to Co-Occurring Mental Health and SUDs
  • Uncover unique techniques in dealing with minority and special populations
Moderator: Andrew Kessler