Board of Directors
Reico Hopewell, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Mend House Sober Living Community for Men. The Mend House focuses on mending lives via education, employment, accountability, mentoring, and spiritual guidance. The Mend House has decreased recidivism and relapse rates for many of its residents and has supported the Knoxville community’s health and economics. Reico is also the founder and owner of Hopewell A&D Counseling LLC, a private practice in which he facilitates alcohol and drug counseling for individuals, groups, families, DCS, DHS, DOT, the FAA, and the judicial system. He is the founder and CEO of Hopewell Helping Hands Inc., and he has 11 years of clinical experience and holds an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor license from The Tennessee Department of Mental Health. Additionally, Reico holds a National Certified Addictions Counselor certification from the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals, a Substance Abuse Professional certification from The Association of Addictions Professionals, and a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist certification from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. His faith in God and passion for helping others has earned him the “Community Champion Award” presented by the Metro Drug Coalition and the Overcomer Believers Church’s “OBC Heroes” award. He has served as Vice Chairman and Chairman for the Metro Drug Coalition and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the E.M. Jellinek Center, and a member of Leadership Knoxville’s Class of 2021. Reico graduated from Bearden High School and attended Maryville College on a basketball scholarship. His most valued treasure is his standard poodle, King Zaevion.