Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Celebrating Creative Recovery!

Celebrating Creative Recovery!

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presenters & honorees

our sponsors

special thanks

venue details

contribute an auction item

presenters & honorees

our sponsors

special thanks

venue details

contribute an auction item

12 Years! How is that possible?

Because of YOU! Together we will celebrate 12 years of Be a Part of the Conversation’s innovative programs at this year’s Spring Brunch. This is the perfect occasion to celebrate with friends and colleagues, increase funding, and join with others who believe in reducing stigma around substance use and addiction, increasing awareness, and building a culture of support.

Please show your love for these vital programs and services by joining us at the Spring Brunch, and consider becoming an Event Sponsor. You can order tickets or sponsorship online, or print a form to mail in your order.

I hope to see you on May 21!

Kim Porter, CFRS  |  Executive Director, Be a Part of the Conversation

Presenters & Honorees

Keynote Speaker:  TBA

Past Speakers

Master of Ceremonies:  Damian Holbrook

Damian Holbrook grew up in Lansdowne, PA and after four terrifying years in an all-boys Catholics high school, attended Temple University for journalism. Upon graduating, he was hired by a national entertainment magazine, where he is currently a senior writer and columnist. He has moderated celebrity panels on both coasts, co-hosted a podcast and appeared on several TV talks shows, but he is most proud of training his Chihuahua Bud to expect treats and belly scratches around the clock. He now lives in Haverford, PA and has been sober since Nov. 2nd, 1997.

Past Masters of Ceremonies

Conversation Inspiration Award

2023 Honorees will be announced soon.

The Conversation Inspiration Award honors individuals who have been inspirational leaders in efforts to improve the lives of those impacted by substance use or addiction.

This year we are honoring individuals who have used creativity to support recovery, including fine art, music, writing, spoken word, performance, adventure, spirituality or other innovative pursuits.

Past Conversation Inspiration Honorees

Special Thanks!

Event Planning Committee

Lisa Broida Bailey,
Committee Chair

Judy Hirsh & Maribeth McConnell, Auction Co-Chairs

Jill Adams  •  Sue Crathern
Casey Duffy  •  Katchen Fazzini
Caroline Fenkel  •   Joe Fenkel
Joe Gaudio  • 
Joi Honer
Chris King  •  Bob Lamb
Lisa Mackell  •  Jean McClellan
Katherine Mitchell  •  Cindy Munger
Patty Plousis  •  Kim Porter
Pam Roberts  •  Kara Schwartz
Dawn Tucker  •  Carol Veneziale

Be a Part of the Conversation Board of Directors

Casey Duffy, President

Doug Leavitt, Esq.
Vice President

Joe Gaudio, CPA
Treasurer
Dawn Tucker, MS
Secretary

Jill Adams, SFW
Lisa Broida Bailey

Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW
Joe Fenkel

Chris King
Lisa Mackell
Dennis Williams

Be a Part of the Conversation Leadership

Kim Porter, CFRS
Executive Director

Judy Hirsh, JD, CFRS
Director of Community Engagement

Bob Lamb, MPH
Director of Operations & Programs

Pam Roberts
Parent Partnership Coordinator

Kara Schwartz
Communications Manager

Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW
Clinical Advisor

📸 View photos from the 2022 Spring Brunch

🎥 Watch a video from the 2020 Online Celebration

📸 View photos from the 2019 Spring Brunch

📸 View photos from the 2017 Fall Brunch

📸 View photos from the 2016 Spring Brunch

Event Venue

The Farmhouse at People’s Light

39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355

Need help finding us?
Call Lisa Mackell: 610-220-8862‬

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! We are grateful for any donations that will help us continue to grow the Conversation. You can make a donation online by clicking the button to the right, or you can mail a check made payable to Be a Part of the Conversation and send it to 16 E. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 101, Ardmore, PA 19003.

Ample parking is available on the property.

If you need special assistance, please contact Kim Porter at kim@conversation.zone or 215-416-5604.

The brunch venue has ample indoor space, so there is no need for a rain date.