Leonard Kincaid is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Houston Recovery Center. His experience in the field of addiction and mental health spans over thirty years. His diverse background of clinical work and program administration has been a tremendous value to the center. Educated in Texas and Mississippi, Mr. Kincaid has a Master’s in Business Administration, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Mr. Kincaid currently serves on several boards supporting individuals experiencing mental health issues and addiction, including Texas Recovers, Network of Behavioral Health Providers and Crisis Intervention Houston. He is also co-founder and Chair of the Houston Recovery Initiative, a coalition formed in 2010 to implement a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) model for Houston. Mr. Kincaid is excited to be a member of the Houston Recovery Center team and looks forward to the organization’s growth to better serve the community.
Executive Assistant and Special Project Manager
Ashley Ochoa is a native Houstonian and Licensed Master of Social Work. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Houston Graduate College Social Work and her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University – Idaho. Previous experience includes interning with Child Protection Services in Idaho, policy analysis for the 82nd Texas Legislative Session, report-writing for the Houston Police Department Office of Planning and supporting initial research of a sobering center concept for Houston in 2011. The announcement a sobering center would indeed be established in Houston was music to her ears. Ashley is excited and humbled to have served as Executive Assistant for the Houston Recovery Center since it opened its doors in 2013. Her personal mission statement is to be a woman of integrity, faith and meaningful action. The work she does at the Houston Recovery Center allows her to do just that.
Manager Programs, Communication & Development
Suzanne is responsible for Partners In Recovery programs, the 1115 Waiver, and data management. As the former Executive Director of Living Forward Alliance, Suzanne developed and led a re-entry program for incarcerated women in addiction treatment where she saw how social stigma, limited funding, and lack of public policy to support recovery initiatives negatively impacts underserved populations. For 5 years she has been involved in recovery advocacy with the Houston Recovery Initiative. In her latest advocacy project, Suzanne became an Associate Producer of Generation Found, a documentary telling the story of Houston’s unique community support and recovery programs for youth and their families.
Suzanne has a BA in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College and has an extensive background in holistic health, working 16 years in an international career as a seminar leader and wellness coach. She is a Board Member of the American Marketing Association, Houston Chapter and has matriculated at University of Texas to obtain a Master’s in Public Health. She is an avid cyclist, enjoys the arts and travel.
Manager Recovery Support Specialists
Tralanquelina Hinton is a native Houstonian and certified Peer Support Specialist. Tralanquelina received her training in 2013 and has been working at Houston Recovery Center since becoming certified through the state of Texas. Tralanquelina is also pursuing her LCDC at Houston Community College.