THE RECOVERY CAFé INDy TEam
There are many people – staff, interns & volunteers – who make the work of the Recovery Café Indy possible.
Please reach out to us if you are interested in joining our team.
Please reach out to us if you are interested in joining our team.
Beth Kreitl | Co-founder & executive dIRECTOR, We blooM
CONTACT: Beth.email@example.com or (206) 940-5234
Beth Kreitl is passionate about uplifting communities through training, education and access. At her core, she believes communities can be empowered when individuals harness their own authentic power. As such she works with individuals through her counseling private practice, and serves the broader local and global community as co-founder and leader of We Bloom. For as long as she can remember Beth has been drawn and committed to psychology, spirituality, self-growth, and deeply connecting. She wove these interests into her life from the time she was a child, and has seen the fruits of pursing a journey that focuses on interior freedom alongside outer purpose. Along the way she has been fortunate to pursue various experiences, education, and certifications. She worked in the corporate, higher ed and nonprofit sectors. Most recently she served as Co-Director of Swim for Life Vietnam. Prior to that she served as Executive Director of Career Services at Seattle University following her time at Indiana University where she was the Associate Director of Student Services. Beth also teaches yoga, and facilitates workshops and retreats. She earned her B.A. in French and International Business at High Point University and her M.S./Ed.S. in School and Counseling Psychology at Indiana University. She is a licensed mental health counselor, as well as a licensed teacher of swimming and water safety.
Mecca Andrews-Hill | Director
Mecca is a disabled Army Veteran and holds a master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governor’s University. Prior to joining the We Bloom family, Mecca has volunteered and worked with several Nonprofit organizations where she cultivated her skills in the areas of leadership, management, program development, program implementation, community relationship and engagement. Mecca's passion is to embrace, empower and elevate individuals and communities to their full potential allowing everyone to thrive. Mecca enjoys her family and traveling.
Aubre Jean | pRogram manager
Aubre is a graduate from Indiana University with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management. Aubre’s family history of addiction, mental illness, and poverty, fueled her strong desire to be independent, successful, healthy, and to be of service to those in need. Her career spans from hosting benefit concerts to support hunger relief with Indiana University, educating youth in an outdoor setting, and working with at-risk youth. Prior to joining the Recovery Café Indy team, Aubre acquired 7 years of direct services and 3 years in leadership mentoring homeless youth and young adults. Aubre states her personal and professional experiences helped her to develop a deep level of compassion, acceptance, and resilience that she carries with her throughout her life. Aubre's desires to empower others to pursue their passions, create meaningful and productive lives, and work towards a life of fulfillment through exposure to opportunities that reignite passion and aligns with one’s purpose. Aubre is an outdoor enthusiast, musician, and adventurer. She values having a work life balance that enables her to help others, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle for herself.
Heidi Wendell | CafÉ Manager
Heidi is a café manager at Recovery Café Indy and has been with RCI since November 2021. She is a born and raised Hoosier, and has been in the Indianapolis area for about 20 years now. Heidi is a certified Community Health Worker and is currently doing an apprenticeship with ASPIN and found out about RCI through this program. She was drawn to Recovery Café because she is on her own recovery journey, and felt as though she could relate to members. She looks forward to leading recovery circles everyday and being able to support members in any way she can. Heidi loves RCI because it is such an important source of community for herself and many others. She admires the love that is shown by everyone and the fact that the café feels like family. Outside of work, Heidi enjoys bowling, roller skating, spending time outdoors, and with family.
Caroline Durava | Fund development & Infrastructure coordinator
Caroline graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology in May of 2020. Upon graduation, she has further continued her work with Recovery Café Indy and expand upon her work with We Bloom. Caroline is passionate about community improvement and relationship building. In her role at the Café, she enjoys building connections with interns, volunteers & community partners around Indianapolis. She loves dogs, baking, spending time with friends and family, the movie La La Land, the color yellow, and chickens.
Whitney Wilson | Social MEdia and marketing intern
Whitney is the social media and marketing intern for this semester. She is a senior at the University of Indianapolis studying Public Relations and Graphic Design. She has created and implemented several public relations campaigns for nonprofits in the past. Whitney is passionate about her community and is always finding new ways to get involved. She looks forward to interacting and engaging with the members of the Café. Outside of school, you can find Whitney exploring Indianapolis, crocheting, or spending time with friends and family.
Kevin ESpirito | Radical Hospitality host
Kevin is the co-founder of We Bloom, the parent organization of the Recovery Cafe. Kevin is a peer recovery coach that believes everyone is born with a light and a love capable of anything they desire. He also believes all communities have knowledge and leadership, but may just need aid in connecting to resources and opportunities. Kevin is positive and always brings a sense of fun and humor to everyone entering through the doors of the cafe. He enjoys his individual recovery and spiritual journey, as well as cooking and traveling. Kevin says that his latest and greatest achievement is winning the chicken sandwich cook-off at Recovery Cafe Indy.
Natalie Frank | Resource Specialist
Natalie's mission is to inspire a desire for change. She is the Resource Specialist at Recovery Cafe Indy We Bloom who is currently in the process of attaining her Community Health Worker certification, as well as her Peer Recovery Coach certification. Natalie is very passionate about her role within the cafe as well as fulfilling her purpose inside and outside the cafe. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, yoga, aromatherapy, working out, swimming, hiking, gardening, and practically anything outdoors. She loves trying new things and is always ready to take action in helping and assisting individuals as well as the community. With Natalie's compassion, dedication, understanding, positivity and lived experience in recovery, she shows up each day ready to apply her knowledge on how to help others move forward in their recovery.