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. Dan and Kevin visited over two dozen archives and private collections and interviewed over 75 people during the eight years they worked on the film.

 
 

Greg M. (henderson, nv)

Greg served Alcoholics Anonymous as the Panel 37 Delegate for Hawaii, Pacific Regional Trustee from 1990 - 1994 and as General Manager of G.S.O. from 1999 - 2009. His Home Group is the Steps to Freedom Group of Henderson, NV.

 

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. Over the last decade, she has become one of the leading historians of under-served populations in A.A., having done primary research on early LGBTQ, people of color, young people and women in the fellowship.

 

Joe C. (Toronto, ONTARIO)

Joe is a published author, blogger and host of a recovery podcast. His home group is the Beyond Belief Agnostics & Freethinkers Group of Toronto, Ontario.

 

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.

 

Jay S. (Sedona, AZ)

Due to illness, Mike F. of Prescott, AZ is unable to attend. Historian Jay S. will be replacing him.

 

Rod b. (Salt Lake City, UT)

Rod was a Panel 47 delegate for the Utah area and served as the Pacific Regional Trustee from 2010 to 2014. He was also the first Native American, Dineh (Navajo), Class B Trustee to serve on the General Service Board.