Partner Bio | Tim Cheney
Tim is the managing partner of Chooper’s Guide, a comprehensive addiction treatment and information and resource web portal. He also owns and operates Clark’s Cove Farm & Inn in Maine.
Tim has been involved professionally and personally with addiction treatment, research and advocacy for thirty five years and has been in continuous recovery since July of 1981.
He received a BA. from Boston University in Sociology (Summa Cum Laude with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa), attended Yale Divinity School and holds designations of Certified Personnel Consultant and Certified International Personnel Consultant.
Professionally, he has worked within the addiction industry as the Director of Research, City of Boston Drug Treatment Program, Acting Director of Boston’s largest Methadone Program and the Program Director at the Community Correctional Center in New Haven, CT. He is a past member of the Community Correspondents Group (Now CEWG) as the Boston SMSA representative (five NIDA epidemiological publications). He also introduced Narcotics Anonymous into the Connecticut State Prison system in 1983 and was the first delegate for harm reduction advocacy at the 1979 NIDA conference in Seattle.
He was the Founder and President of two Connecticut based human resource and technology companies that he sold to an international public company where he served as SVP and Regional Executive and went on to become Chairman of the International Division and negotiated the staffing industry's first cooperation agreements with the Chinese Government
Tim has been active in the substance abuse and child welfare communities for thirty two years. He serves or recently on the following boards or commissions: Children’s Home Society of the Treasure Coast, Floridians for Recovery, Faces and Voices of Recovery, Substance Abuse Awareness Council of Indian River and is a Member of Leadership Council for the Association of Recovery Organizations (ARCO). Additionally, he is a member of the Kennedy Forum, an Advisory Board member for Orion Bionetworks and was recently seated by the Governor on the Maine Substance Abuse Services Commission.
He is the recipient of the following advocacy awards: