ANGELA GILL NELMS
Chief Executive Officer, Podcast Host
Angela ("Ange") is an experienced entrepreneur with extensive speaking experience in building best-in-class company culture, customer service, and driving leadership, management, and career growth. Angela is RenovoRx's COO, a member of Chief, and serves on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board (GTAB) to the President of GT and the CoE Advisory Board.
Angela personally struggles with severe PTSD after surviving a 5-day hostage situation. When she observed the disparity in resource availability for individuals suffering from mental health disorders, processing disorders, substance abuse, trauma healing, and sexual identity challenges, she helped found Recovery Advocate Network (RAN). Her desire is for mental health to be covered by insurance in the same manner as other illnesses and disorders.
Angela resides in Los Altos, CA, and loves blacksmithing, woodturning, traveling, and hiking and is the proud mother of Reanna (daughter) and Harley Quinn (PTSD service dog).
Chief Operating Officer
Ben Daines is a 4th year MD/MBA student at University of Central Florida. In medical school, Ben has been involved with various research projects and presentations related to improving medical education. In 2020, Ben started and currently leads a 501c3 organization that seeks to develop the next multidisciplinary generation of professionals who can address real-world problems affecting our society from a local to a global level through exceptional mentorship and innovative events.
Ben helped create Recovery Advocate Network after realizing how difficult it can be to work with insurance companies in the mental health realm to receive much-needed professional help. Those suffering from trauma, grief, mental illness, and many other difficulties need advocates when they are struggling.
Ben resides in Los Fresnos, Texas, and enjoys tutoring, researching educational improvements and playing soccer.
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Fundraising Officer
Christina is a recently retired United States Park Police Officer. She spent 21 years with the United States Park Police as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, working in Washington DC, and three years with the National Park Service as a Federal Law Enforcement Ranger, working all over the country! Throughout her 24 years of service, Christina took great pride in mentoring young officers and sharing her experience to help better serve those in need. Additionally, Christina has spent the past five years dedicated to Best Buddies, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Christina helped create Recovery Advocate Network after seeing firsthand the challenges of untreated mental health in the community and recognizing the financial struggles associated with treatment. Through her work with RAN, she hopes to advocate for those suffering from trauma, grief, mental illness and many other difficulties and help those obtain the treatment they need.
Christina resides in Memphis, TN with her cat, Fiona and enjoys reading, traveling and cheering on Ole Miss!
Leesa, with an impressive three-decade career spanning the CRO, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries, has held pivotal roles in distinguished organizations such as IQVIA (Quintiles), PPD, OmnicareCR, Otsuka, and Evotec. Her journey includes concurrent responsibilities as a Global Project Manager and Sr. Research Specialist for Clinical Systems at PPD, where she contributed to the development of groundbreaking clinical trial management systems.
During her tenure at Omnicare, Leesa showcased her leadership prowess by spearheading the growth of a clinical research site network specializing in long-term care. Her impactful contributions in this arena are chronicled in the Journal of Good Clinical Practice, attesting to her expertise in optimizing clinical research within specific healthcare settings.
At Otsuka, she demonstrated innovative trial implementation approaches in clinical operations, data management, and third-party collaborations, earning recognition in esteemed publications such as the WHO Bulletin and Life Science Connect. Her pivotal role in securing the largest research grant ever awarded to a pharmaceutical company for novel TB treatments reflects her commitment to advancing healthcare solutions.
During her time at Evotec, Leesa left an indelible mark by establishing a critical clinical development infrastructure supporting Evotec assets and the clinical services business. Her dedication to advancing TB drug development was evident through her role as a Steering Committee member for the PAN-TB Consortium.
In a personal capacity, Leesa has faced profound challenges, having lost her sister to suicide in October 2021. This deeply personal experience has fueled her passion for the mission of the Recovery Advocate Network, and her desire to serve as a dedicated board member. Her commitment to this cause reflects her unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on mental health and addiction recovery.
Currently, Leesa directs her expertise towards RenovoRx, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a drug delivery platform for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Her multifaceted career, coupled with her personal experiences, underscores her profound commitment to advancing healthcare solutions, fostering innovation, and advocating for mental health and addiction recovery initiatives.
Joshua is Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase and is the National Operations Manager for Commercial Real Estate. He has spent over 3 decades in banking, primarily in the finance space working in Sales, Credit, Portfolio Management, Technology, and Operations. He is a public speaker for JPMorgan Chase speaking to audiences about Quality Control, Communication, and On-Time Delivery. Joshua has also spent many years on non-profit boards, most recently terming out as a Board Member for Make-A-Wish (Orange County/Inland Empire).
Joshua is the author of “Craving Recovery,” which speaks to his firsthand experience within a treatment facility and life afterwards. An avid writer, Joshua has two more books being published in 2024 and writes blogs for Recovery Advocate Network on various topics ranging from mental health disorders to childhood trauma and recovery. He also speaks at numerous recovery and treatment centers as well as support groups and is passionate about sharing his experience, strength, and hope.
Joshua resides in Laguna Niguel, CA, and loves to spend time with his wife, four kids, and two dogs. He is also a PA Announcer for the San Juan Hills High School Football program.
Camille was born and raised outside of Detroit and is a proud Michigan State University graduate with a degree in Advertising. Her professional journey began in the dynamic world of automotive marketing, where she worked for nearly a decade. In 2002, fueled by a passion for holistic wellness and her own personal wellness challenges, she made a career pivot that would define the next chapter of her life.
Since then, Camille has blended her marketing expertise with her commitment to personal well-being. She's contributed to the holistic self-care and wellness industry, wearing dual hats as a seasoned marketing professional and a dedicated spa and wellness therapist. This unique combination allows me to bridge the gap between promoting wellness and actively participating in the transformative journey of supporting others in creating a healthier and more balanced life.
Camille's personal mission is to inspire others to prioritize self-care and embrace holistic well-being in their lives. She passionately believes everyone deserves to be well, so joining the RAN team in 2022 was a natural fit. When Camille is not working in wellness, she spends time with her two daughters, reading, drawing, or hiking in the Michigan forests.