Britany is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and spent the formative years of her adult life living and working on the beautiful continent of Africa. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, worked for Doctors Without Borders in South Africa and did the majority of her graduate work in Public Health while living in Tanzania and Zambia. The six years she spent in these countries left a lasting impact and ignited a professional and personal passion to support health outcomes on a population level, as well as a deep desire to connect vulnerable communities to resources they need and improve health access. With the education, the experience and the relationships formed in Africa, especially in Ghana, Britany went on to found a 501c3 non-profit called Health Resource Partners in 2018 with a mission to improve health outcomes for rural communities. After moving back to America, she landed in Seattle and began working in the field of behavioral health. Today, Britany works for AMFM Healthcare and in her role she has the opportunity to connect patients and families with the mental health and/or addiction treatment services that are most appropriate. Behavioral health resources can be so hard to find and the barriers are endless, especially when folks are in crisis. Britany finds immense satisfaction in being able to close those gaps and get people connected to the services they have been searching for and is equally excited to serve as a board member with Recovery Beyond to continue supporting individuals on their recovery journey. In her free time, Britany enjoys traveling the world, hiking, sailing, staying active and volunteering/giving back to causes she is passionate about.
Mark Perry has over 35 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing and general management that covers a broad range of roles in the Information Technology (IT) industry, most recently at Microsoft, Inc. where he served an illustrious 25-year career and retired in October 2019. During his tenure at Microsoft, he led teams that focused on product strategy, sales, marketing, and customer service. He was in a general manager position for the majority of his tenure which enabled him to sharpen his business skills along with people leadership. He will say he is a lifetime learner. Defining a business strategy with clear priorities is what he believes enables people to realize their potential and that is what Mark believes defines success in any organization. And that leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example that applies in his life every day whether it is personal, a professional role or public service. He has served on non-profit boards and you can see that as part of his background on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mperrywa/
He enjoys working with innovative people and areas to advance one’s personal growth. And he really enjoys being on the edge. Since retiring he has been fortunate to utilize his background to assist businesses in shaping their strategic direction and priorities. He currently serves on the advisory board for companies like Officium Labs to drive improvements in customer experience. Along with talentsky as they explore the potential to recognize new ways of skills development.
Over the years he has always enjoyed being outside whether that is spending time on a trail hiking, cycling on pavement (or dirt), and in a river (or on a lake) fishing which provides him with a connection to nature while finding a relaxing harbor to reenergize. With his wife Deb, they have experienced multiple cycling tours to places like Vietnam, Italy, and Croatia. In 2019 they enjoyed a wonderful hike in Italy trekking the Dolomites. He does have a passion for fishing around the Pacific Northwest and in places like Baja, British Columbia, and Alaska. He also works closely with Washington Trails Association (WTA) on trail maintenance teams and assisting to advocate for being outdoors as a healthy life choice.
In addition to his business and personal interests, Mark and Deb have several philanthropic interests where they contribute their time, talents, and financial contributions, whether that is in a contributor role or as leaders. They work with non-profits like Medical Teams International (MTI), and visited places like Uganda, Mexico, Guatemala, and Lebanon. He contributes to Seattle Union Gospel Church, Acres of Diamonds, Sophia Way and most recently has been working with Humanize Homelessness to assist in every way possible as he has a deep concern for people unsheltered and in need.
Mark has always had a strong interest in giving back, utilizing his career and personal experiences to help those in need and do everything he can to help the local communities. He believes philanthropy is the love of mankind. And he looks forward to assisting in any way he can and feels there is a complete alignment with his interests and the vision of Recovery Beyond. He looks forward to serving the team and the community served as best as he possibly can.
Brad is an entrepreneur and investor who has built and sold successful companies in the home accessories market. He is also an experienced IT and software development executive. He currently designs and builds outdoor recreation facilities under his brand, High Trek Adventures, and is an active investor and mentor to technology startups.
Brad has served as a board member for Timberlake Church in Redmond and is actively involved in Acres of Diamonds as a investor, advisor, and Volunteer. Brad participated in the Climbing Out of Homelessness program as a community climber and summited Mt Rainier in 2017.
Marcia is a program and product manager at Microsoft in their Industry Solutions organization. She has worked as a business consultant over three decades with public, private and social sector organizations around the world. She has experience managing organizational transformations and building software tools focused on collaboration and knowledge management. Her non-profit work includes serving agencies in King and Pierce County, focused on working to transition low-income individuals into prosperity.
Mark Ursino has over 20 years’ experience in Marketing, Sales and general management – experience that covers an unusually wide range of assignments, technologies and channels. He has worked for or with such companies as Boeing Computer Services, Microsoft, Asymetrix, Compaq, IBM, DEC, Tandy and Zenith. He has worked in Technical Support and Systems Analysis as well as Sales, Marketing, and was general manager of a training division. His direct product experience ranges from Systems Software such as Windows, OS/2, and UNIX to horizontal applications and training developed by Microsoft University, and Asymetrix’s consulting organization. Outside of computing, Mr. Ursino has consulted with and / or provided executive training for diverse organizations such as small Long-Distance phone companies, large telecommunication companies and municipal governments.
In the 20 years since he retired from commercial pursuits, Mark has been an expedition mountain climber, an international traveler, and a self-described, “rabid amateur photographer”. In addition he has a number of philanthropic pursuits, contributing time, talent, and treasure to various organizations, including Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, The Tacoma Rescue Mission, and Tent City 4, some times as a contributor, and sometimes as a leader.
In 2010, Mark partnered with Mike Johnson to implement Mike’s vision, the “Climbing Out of Homelessness” program. This program took promising men and women in treatment for substance use and gave them the opportunity to participate in team-based outdoor training, ultimately leading to a summit attempt on Mt. Rainier.
In 2016, Mark founded Recovery Beyond to perpetuate the work begun in “Climbing Out of Homelessness.” Since then, Recovery Beyond has re-invented itself into a program that offers a diverse calendar of physical and social activities for all individuals with a past or current struggle with substance use disorder in order to support their recovery journey.