The Management Team of Hope Village

Ted St. John

Co-Owner and Chief of Operations (COO) of Hope Village Recovery Services, LLC.

Ted is a lifelong resident of Portage County. Ted couples his own long-term recovery with significant business experience.

Ted has extensive experience in detox, treatment and recovery services. He served as Admissions Manager at Glenbeigh Hospital (Affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic) in Rock Creek, Ohio. He also served as the Director of Operations at First Step Recovery in Warren and Chief of Operations at New Day Recovery in Boardman.

He has led agencies in achieving required licensing and accreditations for treatment centers. He has also opened and operated several recovery houses for local agencies (over 85 beds). Under Ted’s leadership, these houses achieved and maintained accreditation through the county, state, and national standards.

Based on our community ’s acute needs, including the strong demand for more services, Ted has been working to bring detox and a full-service agency to Portage County.

Ted owned and operated a health club in Beachwood in the 1990s and sold steel nationally for Jade-Sterling Steel in Twinsburg from 2000-09. He served on the Portage County Drug Task Force Committee and the Trumbull County ASAP (Alliance Substance Abuse & Prevention). He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served honorably as military police.

Regina Mitchell

Co-Owner and CEO of Hope Village Recovery Services, LLC.

Regina has witnessed the effects the drug epidemic is having on our communities and is deeply committed to working for solutions.

She has served as President of Warren Fabricating & Machining Corporation, a large steel manufacturer and Managing Member for Ohio Steel Sheet and Plate, a steel plate distribution center in Hubbard Ohio. Regina has seen first-hand the consequences the opioid crisis is having on the stability of our workforce, and how it is affecting small businesses and the ripple effects it is having in communities.

She has been a committed volunteer to the communities of Youngstown and Warren in Northeast Ohio for 25 + years. She has served on the Board of Directors and served as Heart Ball Chair for the American Heart Association in Youngstown, Ohio numerous times in the last decade. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of her Alum, John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Warren, Ohio, as Finance Chairperson and Executive Board Member.

Regina’s interest in economic empowerment for Northeast Ohio is expressed in her commitment to serving as a Vice-Chair on the Executive Board for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chair for the Government Affairs Council of the Chamber, and Trustee for the Chamber’s Foundation Board.

She is most proud of the work she does as Founder and Trustee of the Regina M. Rebhan Family Foundation. The Regina M Rebhan Family Foundation is a private family charitable foundation established in 2010 to provide funding and extend opportunities for Christian charities and organizations in Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana counties in the state of Ohio. Financial grants are awarded to Christian organizations that are exempt from federal funding due to their religious affiliation.

She holds a Business Management degree from the Loyola University of Chicago as well as a Continuing Education Certificate in Energy Resource and Sustainability from American Military University.

Regina has enjoyed long-term freedom from active addiction for over a decade by engaging in a 12-step based recovery program and sharing her experiences by sponsoring other women seeking the same freedom.

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Mark Wilson

Operations Manager of Hope Village Recovery Services, LLC

Mark was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and comes from a family of teachers and social workers with substantial ties to the community. He has worked in management in a variety of fields. Mark also worked as a Correction Officer where he witnessed that most of the inmates were there due to drug-related crimes. That is where his passion for working with Substance Use Disorder began. He has witnessed  his father and brother both struggle with their addictions and the community struggle with this epidemic and felt he had to get involved.

Mark started off as a case manager (CDCA) where he helped start recovery housing at a local treatment facility. He quickly moved into a management role overseeing the recovery housing and operations, followed by a promotion to Operations Manager and Safety Director of a facility, where he assisted in the startup of that location operationally. He recently served as the Project Manager overseeing three detox facilities and their Safety and Maintenance departments.

Mark is an active member of the community and serves as the manager of his son, Gabriel’s, tee ball team and a Board Member for the group A.C.T.I.O.N. which is based in Youngtown. A.C.T.I.O.N.’s purpose is to enact social change through economic and spiritual growth, close the racial divide, and make the community better as a whole.

Sara Roberts, MSSA, LISW

Chief Program Officer and Clinical Director at Hope Village Recovery Services, LLC

Sara was born and raised in Portage County and brings over 20 years of experience in social work and treatment. After completing her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University, Sara moved to Cleveland, where she worked in a variety of treatment settings and continued her formal education. She holds a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University and is an Ohio Licensed Independent Social Worker.

At a young age, Sara knew that she wanted to help people and change lives. Soon after her career started, she was working with families involved with the child welfare system and witnessed the toll that addiction takes on individuals and families.

Sara worked with many individuals and families in a variety of capacities, gaining critical knowledge and skills for treating addiction. It was during this work that Sara was able to see the powerful stories of transformation that happen when people are in recovery. These experiences sparked her passion for helping those with addiction issues.

In 2014, Sara accepted an opportunity to come home and help address the opiate crisis in Portage County. She worked for Family and Community Services, directed operations of The Root House and created Portage Area Recovery Services. Most recently, Sara has served as the State Director of Clinical Services for The Bair Foundation, where she worked with families and children.

Through her various professional positions, Sara never lost her passion for addiction treatment. At the height of the nationwide opiate crisis, Sara is honored to serve as the Chief Program Officer and Clinical Director at Hope Village.

Sara brings over ten years of management and administrative experience in multiple social service and treatment settings. Sara has training from the SAMI CEO of Case Western Reserve University, as well as extensive experience in evidence-based treatment models.

She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Sara is passionate about addiction treatment and recovery, serving as a Board Member for Ohio Change Addiction Now and is committed to developing a program in Portage County that will offer innovative service delivery and treatment to help the community that is so important to her.