Meet Our Team


Lisa St. George

Director of Recovery Practices
When I  joined RI International on September 5, 2000, I was excited but had no idea  that my new job would take me on such an amazing journey. My career with RI International, then called META Services, began with helping prepare,  present, and experience the joy of participating in Peer Employment Training.  The fifteen individuals and two other team members that were part of that first  Peer Employment Training gave me a fantastic opportunity to see recovery happen  and experience it first-hand! We have trained well over 3000 individuals  internationally since then.  READ MORE

Terrence J-R Smithers

Manager of Training Development
Throughout my life I have enjoyed success in both the  Education and Behavioral Health fields. I have achieved State and National  certification and licensure in counseling with a specialization in Addictions,  Relapse Prevention and HIV/AIDS education and prevention as well as  certification as a Secondary Education Teacher. I have held positions of  leadership as a Curriculum Development Lead, Senior Therapist, and Certified  Trainer of Trainers for the CDC, Health Education Coordinator and Benefits and  Services Specialist.  Throughout all of  this, I also managed and mis-managed an addiction challenge as well as the  belief that there was a diagnosis waiting for me.  READ MORE

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PJ Simonson

Support Services Coordinator
I started out working as an assembler in a plastic’s manufacturing plant and gradually began working in quality control as an inspector. Quality Assurance and Quality Control was my career for many years in different capacities from cosmetic’s to avionics to electronics.  In the early ‘90’s I took some college courses that enabled me to move from working in manufacturing to the front office. At first I worked as a customer service representative and then became an administrative assistant.  READ MORE

Mike Runningwolf

Master Facilitator
As a Recovery Education Specialist for RI Consulting, I have the wonderful opportunity to travel across the country facilitating classes such as Certified Peer Support Specialist Training, Advanced Peer Training, our Healthy Living Through Self-Management curriculum, and many more. In doing so, I get to witness first hand as recovery becomes a reality in every state I visit, and get to meet the amazing people who make recovery a reality in their communities. READ MORE