NorthStar Academy
Charting a Clear Course for Teens & Their Families

Staff Bios

Laura Silverman

Laura is the founder of The Sobriety Collective↗︎, a resource and blog created to celebrate multiple pathways to recovery from substance use disorder and mental illness, especially through creativity. Laura is a graduate of the University of Virginia with degrees in Sociology and Spanish, and found long-term recovery from alcohol abuse and mental illness in 2007, at age 24.  After spending close to a decade consulting for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Laura is excited to be in a field more suited toward her passion and purpose.

Most recently, Mental Health America nominated her to serve on the 2017 - 2018 Awareness, Education and Engagement Committee under the National Board of Directors.