About the Miracles Breakfast


Our annual event is a festive opportunity to gather with our friends and colleagues to celebrate the miracle of recovery and honor the Northern California professionals whose dedication to the fields of substance use and mental health disorders is an inspiration to us all.

Every year, the Miracles Breakfast honors four exceptional recipients for their innovation, advocation for children and/or adolescents, empowerment and leadership, and outstanding lifetime service in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.

Four Categories of Clinical Excellence


  • Miracles Tribute. Honors a professional for lifetime achievement and outstanding service in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Inspiration Tribute. Honors a healthcare professional who has created innovations in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Hope Tribute. Honors a professional who has advocated for children or adolescents affected by substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Courage Tribute. Honors a professional who has empowered the substance use recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership, and courage.

2023 Miracles Breakfast


Congratulations to the 2023 Recipients


We were so pleased to be able to honor our esteemed colleagues at the 11th Annual Miracles Breakfast. It’s a privilege to host this celebration each year for such deserving and devoted recipients. A big thank you to everyone that participated this year, and to all of you that support recovery and advocate for mental health all year long!

HOPE
Honoring Maaliea Wilbur, LMFT for advocating for children or adolescents affected by substance use and mental health disorders.

COURAGE
Honoring both Adriana Marchione, MA, REAT, RSMT and Dianne Griffin for empowering the substance use recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership, and courage.

INSPIRATION
Honoring Lauren Rettagliata and Teresa Pasquini for creating innovations in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.

MIRACLES
Honoring Michael Wachter, MD for lifetime achievement and outstanding service in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.

Thank you to our 2023 Miracles Breakfast Table Sponsors:

Camden Center
Mind Therapy Clinic
Muir Wood
New Start Recovery Solutions
Paradigm Treatment
Silicon Valley Recovery
The Addictions Institute – Menlo Park & San Francisco
Willa Wellness Center

2024 Miracles Breakfast: Save the Date & Nominate


Please Save the Date for Our 12th Annual Miracles Breakfast on November 1, 2024! We are now accepting nominations for our 2024 Honorees. Please nominate mentors or leaders in your community today using the link below.

A Look Back at Miracles Breakfast from Previous Years


photo of the 2022 Miracles Breakfast winners

A deep congratulations to our 2022 tribute award recipients:

Hope Tribute: Honoring Miriam Bodin, MA for advocating for children or adolescents affected by substance use and mental health disorders.

Courage Tribute: Honoring Michael S. Parr, MD for empowering the behavioral health communities through advocacy, leadership and courage.

Inspiration Tribute: Honoring Jason Schiffman, MD, MA, MBA for creating innovations in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.

Miracles Tribute: Honoring Rick Lavine, MD for lifetime achievement and outstanding service in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.

A big thanks to these organizations for their continued support of our Annual Miracles Breakfast.

  • Bayside Marin/Duffy’s Napa Valley/Serenity Knolls/The Camp Recovery/Azure Acres
  • Camden Center
  • Mind Therapy Clinic
  • Muir Wood Adolescent & Family Services
  • Newport Healthcare
  • Silicon Valley Recovery
  • The Addictions Institute
  • The Menninger Clinic

2021 Miracles Breakfast


2021 Miracles Breakfast Honorees

A warm congratulations to our 2021 tribute award recipients:

Hope Tribute: Honoring David Sheff for advocating for children and adolescents affected by disease and co-occurring disorder.

Courage Tribute: Honoring Arlene Stanich-Prince for empowering the substance use recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership, and courage.

Inspiration Tribute: Honoring Tommie Trevino for creating innovations in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Miracles Tribute: Honoring Dr. Anna Lembke for outstanding service in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders.

We’d like to thank the following organizations for their continued support of our Annual Miracles Breakfast.

  • The Addictions Institute
  • Avery Lane
  • Azure Acres & Camp Recovery Center
  • Bayside Marin
  • The Camden Center
  • Foundations
  • Mind Therapy Clinic
  • Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services
  • Newport Healthcare
  • Recovery Consultants
  • Recovery Happens Counseling Services

2020 Miracles Breakfast


Miracles Breakfast 2020 Honorees

A warm congratulations to our 2020 tribute award recipients:

Hope Tribute: Honoring Mary Kennedy, LCSW for advocating for children and adolescents affected by disease and co-occurring disorder.

Courage Tribute: Honoring Roland Williams, MA for empowering the substance use recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership, and courage.

Inspiration Tribute: Honoring Ricki Townsend for creating innovations in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Miracles Tribute: Honoring Scott Sowle for outstanding service in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders.

We’d like to thank the following organizations for their continued support of our Annual Miracles Breakfast.

  • The Addictions Institute
  • Avery Lane
  • Azure Acres & Camp Recovery Center
  • Bayside Marin
  • The Camden Center
  • Foundations
  • Mind Therapy Clinic
  • Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services
  • Newport Healthcare
  • Recovery Consultants
  • Recovery Happens Counseling Services

2019 Miracles Breakfast


2019 Miracles Breakfast Honorees

Pictured: Don Carney; Allyson Mayo, DBH; Suma Singh, MD; and Stanley Blackwell, Sr.

A warm congratulations to our 2019 tribute award recipients:

Hope Tribute: Honoring Don Carney for advocating for children and adolescents affected by disease and co-occurring disorder.

Courage Tribute: Honoring Stanley Blackwell, Sr. for empowering the addiction recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership and courage.

Inspiration Tribute: Honoring Allyson Mayo, DBH for creating innovations in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Miracles Tribute: Honoring Suma Singh, MD for outstanding service in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

A special thanks to those who supported our 2019 event:

  • Avery Lane
  • Azure Azure & Camp Recovery Center
  • Bayside Marin
  • The Camden Center
  • Foundations Recovery Network, San Francisco
  • Mind Therapy Clinic
  • Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services
  • Newport Healthcare
  • Recovery Consultants
  • Recovery Happens Counseling Services

2018 Miracles Breakfast


Pictured with Bill Morrison: Crystal Blanton, LCSW; Steven Batki, MD; Laura Roberts, MD; not pictured Jennifer Golick, PhD.

A warm congratulations to our 2018 tribute award recipients:

Hope Tribute: Honoring Jennifer Golick, PhD for advocating for children and adolescents affected by disease and co-occurring disorder.

Courage Tribute: Honoring Crystal Blanton, LCSW for empowering the addiction recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership and courage.

Inspiration Tribute: Honoring Laura Roberts, MD for creating innovations in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Miracles Tribute: Honoring Steven Batki, MD for outstanding service in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

2017 Miracles Breakfast


2017 Miracles Breakfast Winners

Pictured: Robert Marino, PhD; Toni Torres, LAADC; Davida Coady, MD; and Scott R. Lauzé, MD

A warm congratulations to our 2017 tribute award recipients:

Hope Tribute: Honoring Toni Torres, LAADC for advocating for children and adolescents affected by disease and co-occurring disorder.

Courage Tribute: Honoring Robert Marino, PhD for empowering the addiction recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership and courage.

Inspiration Tribute: Honoring Scott R. Lauzé, MD for creating innovations in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Miracles Tribute: Honoring Davida Coady, MD for outstanding service in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

A special thanks to those who supported our 2017 event:

  • BACG
  • Bayside Marin, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab & Serenity Knolls
  • Chi Recovery
  • Foundations Recovery Network
  • Full Circle Addiction and Recovery Services
  • Mind Therapy Clinic
  • Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services
  • Northbound and The Addictions Institute
  • Recovery Happens Counseling Services
  • Reflections

2016 Miracles Breakfast


2016 Honorees

Pictured: Georgette L. Cobbs, LMFT; Fay Zenoff; Vitka Eisen, MSW, EdD; and David Mee-Lee, MD

A warm congratulations to our 2016 tribute award recipients:

Hope Tribute: Honoring Georgette L. Cobbs, LMFT for advocating for children and adolescents affected by disease and co-occurring disorder.

Inspiration Tribute: Honoring David Mee-Lee, MD for creating innovations in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Courage Tribute: Honoring Fay Zenoff for empowering the addiction recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership and courage.

Miracles Tribute: Honoring Vitka Eisen, MSW, EdD for outstanding service in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

A special thanks to those who supported our 2016 event:

  • Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital
  • BACG
  • Chi Recovery
  • Foundations Recovery Network
  • Fusion Academy
  • Mind Therapy Clinical
  • Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services
  • New Bridge Foundation
  • Northbound
  • Recovery Happens Counseling Services
  • Reflections

2015 Miracles Breakfast


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2014 Miracles Breakfast


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2013 Miracles Breakfast


A warm congratulations to our first annual tribute award recipients:

Hope Tribute: Honoring Stephanie Brown, PhD for advocating for children and adolescents affected by disease and co-occurring disorder.

Inspiration Tribute: Honoring Brigitte Lank, PhD for creating innovations in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Courage Tribute: Honoring Lilo Dixon, LMFT for empowering the addiction recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership and courage.

Miracles Tribute: Honoring David Smith, MD for outstanding service in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

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2023 Nomination Form


Please click the following button to submit your nominees for the 2023 Miracles Breakfast on November 3rd.