2019 SPEAKERS

 

Dan Carracino & Kevin hanlon 

Dan & Kevin co-produced and co-directed the Emmy-winning PBS documentary film Bill W.: The Creative Force Behind Alcoholics Anonymous. In 2017, Bill W. was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with an Emmy Award for Best History/Cultural Programming. They are considered two of the leading scholars on the life and impact of A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson.

 

Don C. (Colorado Springs, co)

Don is a member of the Mohican Nation.  He is the founder of White Bison, Inc. In 2002, White Bison published The Red Road to Wellbriety:  In the Native American Way.  All of the programs and resources developed by White Bison are based upon principles, values and laws found in the Teachings of the Native American Elders and the principles and values of the Twelve Step program.

 

Greg M. (henderson, nv)

Greg served as the General Manager of the General Service.

 

jackie B. (San Francisco, CA)

A historian and playwright, Jackie began writing and directing recovery plays in 2009, and her work has been seen by tens of thousands of recovering alcoholics and addicts throughout the United States in a range of venues from convention centers and black box theaters to county jails. Inspired by the principle of “one alcoholic working with another,” the plays of Jackie B. are written for audiences in recovery and performed by an ensemble of their fellows. She is one of the leading historians of under-served populations in Alcoholics Anonymous.

 

Joe C. (Toronto, ONTARIO)

Joe is the author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life and the host of the Rebellion Dogs Radio Podcast.

 

Juan R. (Hollister, CA)

Juan is an A.A. historian and leading expert on the early efforts to bring A.A. to the Spanish-speaking world. 

 

Michelle Mirza (new york, ny)

Michelle currently serves as the Archivist of the General Service Office/A.A.W.S. She began working in the G.S.O. archives in November 1999 as a part-time archives clerk.

 

Mike F. (Chandler, AZ)

Mike is the co-author of 1000 Years of Sobriety (with William G. Borchert) and Living the Twelve Traditions in Today's World (with Mel B.). He is the author of the Al-Anon history, We Recovered Too. One of the leading historians in the field of alcoholism, Mike curates the largest audio archive related to the Twelve Step movement: more than three thousand original reel-to-reel recordings of the voices of the men and women who pioneered the Twelve Step movement.

 

Rod b. (Salt Lake City, UT)

Rod was the first Native American Trustee to serve on the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous and was instrumental in moving forward the project to publish the new Navajo Big Book.