Meet the Founders
& the Board
Tammy Adler Foeller is a founder and board member of OpenDoor Women's Recovery Alliance. Tammy is a graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in Education and Dental Hygiene. She has been employed with Jerman Family Dentistry for 20 plus years. Tammy has earned her Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) License, is the Executive Director and one of the founding members of OpenDoor. She is actively involved leading high school students in faith formation, serves on the Pastoral Parish Council Board at the Church of the Resurrection and, together with her husband, mentors couples preparing for marriage. Additionally, Tammy serves as the Parish Organizer for the annual Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference and facilitates numerous Bible Study and Faith Enrichment programs for adults. She has been happily married for 20 years and her blended family includes four married children and eight grandchildren. It is with her grandchildren she finds endless joy. Tammy’s passion and commitment to OpenDoor-Columbus stems from her daughter’s struggle with addiction. Reluctantly, she accepted the lack of support and help in Columbus, and she sent her daughter out of State for treatment. It is through OpenDoor she envisions more services, hope, help and healing in Columbus.
Leslie Kristoff is a founder and board member of OpenDoor Women's Recovery Alliance. Leslie is the most experienced and longest tenured Executive Recruiter at one of the top 3 contingent healthcare recruiting firms in the country. Leslie’s success has been unparalleled in Executive Staffing Solutions’ history. Rising from Executive Recruiter in 2006 to one of only two Executive Vice Presidents of Recruiting at ESS, Leslie has been the Recruiter of the Year at ESS the 7 of the last 9 years and has also been named the Recruiter of the Quarter 20 times in the last 10 years. She is counted on by her clients to deliver well qualified and completely vetted candidates and to do so in a timely manner. Her clients describe her as “easy to deal with” and “completely transparent” and someone they can count to tell them the truth about candidates and the marketplace, even when that information is difficult to deliver. She will never trade a client relationship for a placement. It is that philosophy that has garnered her such Client loyalty and keeps Leslie’s services in high demand. Leslie was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Bishop Watterson and The Ohio State University. Leslie also enjoys volunteering at the food bank monthly and delivering Meals on Wheels. Leslie is also a Co-Founder of OpenDoor because of her personal family story.
Rachel Muha is a founder of OpenDoor Women's Recovery Alliance. Rachel was born and raised in Seven Hills, Ohio but has lived in Westerville for 40 years. She attended Byzantine Catholic High School and Ohio State University. Rachel has a degree from Catholic Distance University. Rachel was President of Greater Columbus Right to Life and Editor of Ohio Right to Life Newsletter. She was the director of the Gifted and Talented Program at St. Paul Elementary School. Rachel helped found Catholica, a Catholic bookstore. She also co-directed a multi-family home school in the mid-late 1990s. In 1999 Rachel, her son Chris and other family members started The Brian Muha Memorial Foundation and serves on its board. In 2005 Rachel, Chris and others started The Run The Race Club, an inner city outreach for children/families to help them overcome the obstacles and struggles in their lives and become the people God intended them to be. Rachel serves on the RTR Board. Rachel’s son Chris is married to Jean. They have two sons, Lucas and Leo who are Rachel’s joy. Rachel is happy to serve on the OpenDoor Board because she sees the ravages of drugs on inner city parents and the consequences the children suffer because of them.
Lori Cecutti is a board member of OpenDoor Women's Recovery Alliance. Lori has her MBA & has been in the corporate world for over 30 years in healthcare account management. Lori has a strong understanding of business structure, strategy, and developing corporate relationships to serve the community in which they exist. Her volunteer experience includes leadership positions with the March of Dimes Women's Board, as well as school and extracurricular activity committees. She is the mother of 4 daughters and has personally experienced the damage of addictive behavior and the gift of recovery support that has been offered to her daughter and wishes to pay forward for this amazing gift.
Penny Barrick is a board member of OpenDoor Women's Recovery Alliance. Penny is an attorney working in the chambers of Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and was formerly with Porter Wright Morris and Arthur, LLP, Columbus. She is the secretary and board member of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, a non-profit dedicated to helping Ohio’s judges, attorneys, and law students obtain treatment for substance use disorders and mental health issues; a committee member of Restored Citizens Initiative helping federal prisoners reenter society; a board member of Animal Protection Network working to protect and advocate on behalf of animals; mentor at her alma matter The Ohio State University College of Law; a member of the Franklin County Horse Advisory Board, and a 4H leader for Young Riders. Grateful for her own recovery, Penny is passionate about assisting women find hope and success in their own recovery.
Nancy Postle is a board member of OpenDoor Women's Recovery Alliance. Nancy has over 30 years experience in the business community in Columbus, Ohio. She has served management roles in business development and human resources, and has been the founder and CEO of an information technology company for 11 years. Nancy is currently co-founder and president of a home healthcare company, Sympatico Healthcare Solutions. Nancy is a Guardian ad Litem through Franklin County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates program which serves children in the foster care program. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, she attended Upper Arlington High School and Ohio State University.
OpenDoor Women's Recovery Alliance has partnered with Basecamp Recovery Center, h.a.r.t., Catch Court, Hilliard Recovery Court, Mommies Matter, Lower Lights and more to bring a continuum of care to women in recovery from substance use disorder.
Hope • Help • Healing
Board members, Nancy Postle and Tammy Foeller pictured with Judge Jodi Thomas , Jill Hillman, and Friend Michelle.
OpenDoor Women's Recovery Alliance receives $50,000 “A Community Thrives” Grant From USA TODAY NETWORK and The Gannett Foundation November 9, 2022 OpenDoor-Columbus will receive $50,000 for outreach, training, and community recruitment to provide support women in recovery from substance use disorder. October 25,2022, in Columbus, OH – OpenDoor-Columbus was announced a grant recipient of A Community Thrives, a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK and a part of the Gannett Foundation. OpenDoor-Columbus will receive a $50,000 grant for the recruitment and training of community volunteers as well as a $10,000 grant on the local level. Ten small groups of 6-8 volunteers will share their social and relational capital with ten women supporting their transition to a drug free life. OpenDoor-Columbus needs 60-80 volunteers who are willing to make a year commitment to accomplish this goal. Community Thrives supports non-profit organizations with projects focused on community building and has helped to contribute more than $17 million since 2017. This year, A Community Thrives engaged participants in 45 states. OpenDoor-Columbus was named one of 16 winners. OpenDoor-Columbus brings Hope, Help, and Healing to women who are in recovery from substance use disorder supporting their transition to a drug-free life. As women leave incarceration or treatment, they are at high risk to return to unhealthy situations, overdose, or death. A Community Thrives grant will support women while they are in this vulnerable period of time by engaging in supportive relationships with community volunteers. OpenDoor-Columbus is honored and humbled to receive the generous financial support from Gannett. We are grateful for the confidence they have in us to make an impact on our community. “We are proud of the work OpenDoor-Columbus has done to enhance Columbus, Ohio. At Gannett, we take pride in supporting the organizations that make a positive impact in their communities. Through A Community Thrives, we lend financial support to that purpose as well as rally the whole community to champion a good and meaningful cause,” said CEO and Chairman Mike Reed. About A Community Thrives A Community Thrives is a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK and is part of the Gannett Foundation. A Community Thrives supports non-profit organizations with projects focused on community building and has helped to contribute more than $17 million since 2017. About USA TODAY NETWORK USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), is the largest local-to-national media organization in the country, powered by our award-winning newsrooms and marketing solutions business. With deep roots in local communities spanning the U.S. with more than 250 local media brands, plus USA TODAY, we engage more than 140 million people every month through a diverse portfolio of multi-platform content offerings and experiences. For more information, visit www.gannett.com. For Media Inquiries, Contact: Tammy Adler-Foeller firstname.lastname@example.org
A huge thank you to Andrew Speicher & Ride4Recovery who helped raise $1700 for OpenDoor Women's Recovery Alliance, in loving memory of Courtney MacDonald, who lost her battle with substance use disorder.
An additional thank you to Next Level Fitness for donating the space for the ride.
We are so grateful!