Trudy Strewler Hodges
Chief Executive Officer
Trudy is the former CEO of Pikes Peak Community Foundation and longtime Executive Director at CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. There she successfully created a long-term business vision that has led to lasting growth; increased stakeholder investments; and employee, as well as volunteer engagement. She has been highly successful at organizational leadership, aligning business goals, board strategies, and implementation. Her efforts have resulted in an excellent return on investment on the most critical element, our children’s futures. All in all, she has over three decades working in non-profit management in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area.
Trudy’s personal and professional commitment to the mission of SRC has been demonstrated in her guidance as our strategic consultant and willingness to be a support to our board and SRC leadership over the last three years. SRC remains driven by the vision to strengthen the recovery community through peer and family support, public education, and advocacy.
Founder and Chief Development Officer
Founder and Chief Development Officer, Cathy Plush, understands firsthand the importance of community involvement in the recovery process. As a woman in long-term recovery she has made it her work to promote recovery by educating about substance use disorder and the hope of healing.
Her passion is to make SRC’s mission understood in the community one step at a time. She values interpersonal relationships and feels that it is important to make people feel valued, whether they are old friends or first time acquaintances, and this is especially important for interactions with those who may be in times of distress. She values loyalty, trustworthiness, and caring, and she is a firm believer that one person can be an agent of change.
Resource Development and Communications Director
Rebecca Berg brings a mastery of professional and community relations, combined with over 25 years' experience as a proactive entrepreneur and business strategist to Springs Recovery Connection. As a person in long term recovery, Rebecca has over 27 years offering her experience, strength and hope to individuals and families beginning the journey of recovery. As the former Director of Marketing and Outreach for several national treatment centers, Rebecca’s professional skills and compassion are well acknowledged by those she knows and has helped. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State College. Rebecca thanks her lucky stars every day for the dedication of the staff, volunteers and supporters of SRC. She is married to Paul Wakino and the mother of Ruby and Oliver. On most mornings Rebecca can be found on a trail with Musu and Lucas.
Lead Trainer, Springs Recovery Connection Peer Coach Academy
Luke Johnson is the Lead Trainer and a Coach Mentor for Springs Recovery Connection. Luke has trained over 200 coaches during his time with SRC. A gifted trainer, Luke claims his favorite parts of the Springs Recovery Connection CCAR© curriculum are the paradigm of treating people as a resource, meaning they are the authority in their own lives and should be treated accordingly as well as how CCAR endorses that someone is in recovery if and when they say they are. Luke's compassion and ability to connect to those in recovery is a sign of his commitment to his own well-being.
Luke attended UCCS and has a bachelor’s in communication with an emphasis on organizational leadership, and a minor in cultural anthropology. He loves shooting guns and spending time with his girlfriend and dog.
Luke's credentials include:
CCAR© Peer Recovery Coach Academy Trainer
CCAR© Ethical Considerations Trainer
CCAR© Recovery Coaching and Professionalism Trainer
CCAR© Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department Trainer
CCAR© Coachervision trainer