Mr. Kurtis Taylor is a person in long-term recovery. For him, this means that he has not used alcohol or any other substance in over 16 years. Mr. Taylor obtained his associates degree in Human Services & Substance Use Disorder Counseling from Wake Technical Community College in 2015. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in social work from Shaw University, where he will graduate in May of 2019.

For many years, Kurtis Taylor has been a voice for citizens seeking long-term recovery from substance use disorders. He served as Chairperson for the NC Substance Use Disorder Federation for multiple terms and is currently serving as Vice-Chairperson for the Federation. Mr. Taylor served as an appointed member of Governor Pat McCrory’s Task Force on Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder. He currently serves on the NC Departmental Waiver Advisory Committee (DWAC), as well as the board of directors for i2i Center for Integrated Health.

Presently, Mr. Taylor serves as the executive director of the Alcohol Drug Council of NC, where he is committed to making their information & referral hotline, perinatal, and prevention services the best in the country. Under his leadership, the Council respects and embraces all pathways to recovery. He is committed to eliminating the stigma attached to the subject of recovery. Mr. Taylor is an extremely vocal advocate for all citizens faced with the challenges that accompany substance use disorders. He is proud to serve at ADCNC.