REDMOND, Ore., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Addiction Hope is pleased to announce that Baxter Ekern, MBA, was recently named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the online community and its sister site, Eating Disorder Hope. Jacquelyn Ekern, M.S., LPC, founder and former CEO of both organizations, now serves as President while Mr. Ekern oversees daily operations. Under this new leadership structure, these communities aim to reach even more people in recovery throughout 2017.
Mr. Ekern earned his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Texas A&M University, then went on to obtain his Master of Business Administration from Phoenix University. He had a successful career in outside sales, primarily electrical distribution and low voltage systems, prior to stepping in as Chief Financial Officer of Addiction Hope and Eating Disorder Hope in September 2012.
Since Mr. Ekern was named CEO of Addiction Hope in February 2016, the community has flourished with a revamped website and logo, valued treatment center partnerships, and interactive social media events. Addiction Hope brings support and resources to those actively struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders through its treatment locator, original content, and more, while providing support to loved ones and behavioral health professionals.
Jacquelyn Ekern is pleased to now hand the daily operations of Eating Disorder Hope over to Mr. Ekern as CEO. She will remain very involved in the vision and growth of both online communities as she serves in the role of President.
"I am honored to be fulfilling the mission that was given to me, which is to reach millions of people who are suffering and provide them with hope and a helping hand in their recovery journey," shares Mr. Ekern. "It is an honor and a privilege to do the work we do, and I feel blessed to be working with such a selfless and committed team."
Jacquelyn Ekern has great confidence that these communities will continue to thrive under Mr. Ekern's leadership, stating, "Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope have grown rapidly over the years, and I am pleased that Baxter is able to take on this new leadership role to guide our team through even more growth as we reach those in need of hope and healing."
Learn more about Mr. Ekern and the rest of the Addiction Hope & Eating Disorder Hope team here.
About Addiction Hope:
Addiction Hope is a dynamic online community providing resources and support to those struggling with substance abuse and behavioral addictions. Founded by Jacquelyn Ekern, M.S., LPC, Addiction Hope continues to have a vibrant social media presence to further spread its message of hope and recovery. For more information, go to Addiction Hope's website, Twitter, or Facebook today.
SOURCE Addiction Hope