Hometown: Lake Forrest, CA
Hobbies: Weight lifting, playing with my dog, cleaning, driving & eating
Education: California State University, Long Beach
Why did you choose to work at True Recovery?
In a flooded industry, True Recovery presents itself as a company that values ethics and integrity. There is a sense of peace and comfort here at True that is unique to the world of treatment.
I knew that in an uncertain environment, True would be remain standing due to its commitment to doing the right thing and having a heart truly focused on helping the next sufferer.
Brittanie worked her way up from entry level support staff to Director of Operations, which she did for a year. During that time, she oversaw the Health and Safety program for the company’s CARF accreditation, excelled, and was promoted to Accreditation Compliance Manager which she did for another year. She then finally landed at True as both the HR and Compliance and Manager, which she’s enjoyed for the past 3 years.
Brittanie Blanchard is an Orange County native who attended both the University of California, San Diego, and California State University, Long Beach, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Human Resource Management.
Brittanie received several honors at CSULB for her academic excellence and dedication to the Human Resource profession.
She was invited to join and accepted membership in Beta Gamma Sigma; Beta Gamma Sigma is an internationally recognized business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world, which offers membership only to the top 10% of students.
Brittanie was also selected, out of “seriously accomplished contenders,” to receive a generous scholarship from the Human Resource Advisory Board, due to her displayed passion and commitment to the Human Resource field.
Brittanie brings with her years of experience in the Substance Abuse Treatment industry. She began work in the field at an entry-level position in 2013, working her way up to Director of Operations, to Accreditation Compliance Manager, and finally to True Recovery’s Compliance and Human Resource Manager.
Her experience in working all levels of positions in treatment allows her to provide True Recovery employees with quality support that comes from a place of understanding.
Being in recovery herself, Brittanie is committed to ensuring True Recovery employs the highest quality staff who can provide True clients the highest quality treatment. Brittanie played key roles in the company’s Certification with the Department of Healthcare Services and Joint Commission Accreditation.
She believes that the best treatment is provided in a healthy and safe environment, one which both the DHCS and the Joint Commission standards ensure exists.
Outside of the office, Brittanie is an active member in the recovery community. She specifically focuses her service work in the Hospitals and Institutions Committee, through which she is able to visit local correctional facilities to carry a message of recovery.
Having personally experienced it herself, Brittanie is convinced that anybody can turn his or her life around. She knows that, with support and guidance, right action leads to right thinking, which leads to a changed life.
Brittanie’s heart aches for the individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction, which is why she is committed, both in and out of the office, to play any role she can in empowering individuals to overcome and to succeed.
When not in the office or involved in recovery activities, Brittanie can be found at the local gym, dog park, or cleaning her home! She believes a recovered life is a balanced life; to be well, a person must attend to his or her spiritual, mental, physical, and playful self.
“Recovery isn’t for those who need it or want it, it’s for people who do it.”