Meet Our Team

CJ Lewis, our fantastic Cafe Manager, has been with Recovery Cafe Orting Valley since it’s opening in November 2018. She has experience as a Recovery Coach and is also a Recovery Coach Academy Trainer. She is a NAMI Peer and trained in Suicide Prevention. CJ is hard at work preparing meals, providing resources to individuals at the Orting City Court, leading a Recovery Circle, entering data, and much more as she supports our Members and Community!

Michael Reed, our energetic Recovery Support Specialist, has been with Recovery Cafe Orting since June 2020. He is a Recovery Coach and has experience overcoming challenges. Mike is always helping individuals through their challenge in a coaching session, doing outreach, leading a Recovery Circle, greeting our Members and Guest, and more!

Rena Thompson, our Executive director, has been with the Cafe since October 2019. She brings experience with nonprofit leadership, program development, trauma advocacy, and substance use disorder services. Rena is a hands-on director and can be seen supporting Members and Guests, in a Recovery Circle, working on a grant, strategizing for Program and Café development, or completing various projects around the Café and community.

Rena Thompson

Rena Thompson

Executive Director

(360) 208-8018

CJ Lewis

CJ Lewis

Cafe Manager

(360) 208-8018

Michael Reed

Michael Reed

Recovery Support Specialist

(360) 208-8018

Our Board of Directors

Carrie Ching

President

Pierce County Health Department

Alexa Eisenbrath

Secretary

Orting United Methodist Church Pastor

Anthony Kagochi

Director

Orting Community and Metal Health/Substance Use Counseling

Rose Tracy

Director

Orting Community and Pierce County Court System

Pamm Silvers

Treasurer

Community Connections

Joseph Denton

Director

We are an Emerging Member of the

Recovery Café Network