Meet our Leadership Team

Voices of Hope functions as a Recovery Community Organization, ensuring that each member of our team has personal experience with recovery or has been directly impacted by addiction. Our Leadership Team upholds the values of integrity, dedication, and compassion inherent in our mission, guiding all our community services and steering Voices of Hope towards achieving its vision!

Jennifer Tuerke CEO

Our Executive Director, Jennifer Tuerke, is a mother, wife and person in long term recovery.  She was one of the founders of Voices of Hope when our group first started meeting weekly at the local Health Department in 2013.  She is passionate about harm reduction, timely access to treatment and long term recovery supports in the community.  Jennifer believes that successful recovery includes our families for the best foundation for true healing and spiritual growth.  She has been a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist since 2013.  Jennifer is a developer of Peer Curriculum and a facilitator.  She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, Business Management and an extensive work history in administration and entrepreneurship.

Erin Wright COO

Meet Erin Wright, a seasoned executive with an unwavering passion for supporting the underprivileged, underserved, and those with behavioral health disorders. This passion stems from her personal lived experience in these areas, having faced homelessness and a substance use disorder herself in Cecil County. Erin is a person in long-term recovery since June 3, 2016, free from all mood and mind-altering substances.

Erin’s recovery has given her the pleasures of being a productive member of society, including homeownership, employability, and most importantly, being in healthy relationships, including a marriage, friendships, and being a healthy role model and mother to her children.

At Voices of Hope, Erin oversees all aspects of operations, from budget management and human resources to strategic partnerships and program implementation and delivery. Erin has been with Voices of Hope in some capacity since 2016 and has played an integral role in helping plan, build, and implement every program at Voices of Hope since our very first grant in 2018.

Aaron Wright
General Programs Manager

Aaron Wright is a Philadelphia native that came to Cecil County, MD in 2015 to sustain recovery. From never meeting his father to raising 4 children with a wife also in recovery, from being homeless for 4 years to owning a home, and from being a detriment to society to becoming a prominent member of the community. Aaron is a living testament that despite all odds, chains can be broken, and has been in long term recovery since January 2015 from all mood and mind altering substances.

 

At Voices of Hope, Aaron has helped create, implement, and manage all programs and data collection systems providing services to the community. Aaron was a volunteer for the organization from 2015 to 2019 and now employed he has found his calling in helping heal his community. Aaron now has been called to advocate on local, county, and state levels to educate and reduce the stigma associated with addiction and recovery.

Stephen Hawkins
Cecil Recovery Center
Supervisor

Stephen Hawkins is a person in recovery dedicated to helping others overcome the barriers of behavioral health disorders. Through my own struggles with substance use, homelessness, and various related issues, I was introduced to the world of recovery on December 14, 2019. Since then, I have learned a great deal about myself, including how to be a positive member of my community, what true relationships look like, and how to be someone my family can depend on. During this time, I discovered a passion for helping others facing similar challenges and emotions.

In March of 2021, I was introduced to Voices of Hope, and it couldn’t have been a better fit. Today, I oversee operations in Cecil County, ensuring our peers carry out our mission and vision within the community.

Corren Johnson
Financial Assistant

I am a lifelong resident of Cecil County, born and raised in Elkton. I am a very proud Mom to 2 wonderful sons. I joined Voices of Hope back in 2020, because of their commitment to supporting individuals in their recovery journeys in our community. I saw that they had the same  belief that I had in the transformative power of community and compassion.  I have always been passionate about helping others, especially mom’s, find their path to recovery and stability. Voices of Hope stands out as an organization that truly embodies these values, providing essential services and persistent support to those in need. The opportunity to be part of such a dedicated team, making a tangible difference in people’s lives, is both an honor and a privilege. Every day, I am inspired by the resilience and strength of our community members, and I am proud to contribute to an organization that fosters hope, healing, and positive change.

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