Chris Herren: “Basketball Junkie”

Chris Herren: “Basketball Junkie”

The Hatboro-Horsham community had an amazing opportunity to hear from Chris Herren, a former NBA player whose steady progression toward addiction to pain killers and heroin nearly ended his life. Chris shared his compelling story in two phenomenal events. An evening community presentation drew an audience of more than 800 people, and concluded with a meaningful question and answer session. The next day Chris addressed all of Hatboro-Horsham’s 2,000 students in grades 8 through 12 at an assembly, which was followed by an opportunity for students to attend “talk back” groups with district and area counselors, which allowed for processing the intense material that was shared.

>>Click here for photos from Chris Herren’s visit.

Kim Porter, CFRS

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director at Be a Part of the Conversation
Kim Porter, CFRS is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation. Having served as the Community Program Coordinator and Parent Liaison for Be a Part of the Conversation since its inception in 2011, she was named Executive Director of this vital organization in 2014.

Kim's Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) credential was created for adults who have been directly impacted by another person's substance use disorder. The CFRS shares their lived experience with other families to provide recovery support services. A CFRS is trained to help families move into and through the recovery process.

With more than 25 years of experience in graphics and marketing, Kim had a freelance graphic design business and was the Marketing Coordinator of the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation after several years as a member of their Board of Directors. Today she is happy to put all that creative energy into spreading the word about Be a Part of the Conversation.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at West Virginia University, with a concentration in public relations. She was proud to serve as WVU's student body president. Kim started out as an advertising account executive at a newspaper, then learned the graphic design trade while working with her mentor and friend, Chuck Moran, at his design firm in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kim currently lives in Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She previously lived in Horsham Township for 22 years, where she and Michael raised two wonderful children who support this amazing journey she has embarked upon.
Kim Porter, CFRS
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