Deliver the tools of recovery through technology, for everyone to receive the highest quality of substance use disorder treatment.
Provide a cost-effective substance use disorder treatment program for individuals across the United States removing traditional barriers to treatment using technology.


According to data collected by a National Survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
In 2018, about 18,022,000 people 18 or older in the United States needing treatment for alcohol or illicit drug use did not receive treatment services.


  • No Health Care Coverage or Could Not Afford Cost 
  • Had Health Care Coverage but Did Not Cover Treatment
  • No Transportation/Programs Too Far Away or Hours Inconvenient
  • No Openings in a Program
  • Did Not Want Others to Find Out
  • Might Have a Negative Effect on Job
  • Did Not Have Time
RecoverOnline does not accept insurance because our team understands the negative impact of using insurance on the individual’s policy if they inquire to receive treatment services. Our program is proud to say we offer a program that is completely affordable without insurance.
RecoverOnline brings the treatment program to the client through technology. That means we eliminate the transportation barrier. Clients will always be welcomed into our program and never turned away due to not having an opening.
RecoverOnline is completely anonymous and our records are protected. Clients can continue their daily responsibilities and engage in treatment when they feel comfortable. That means our clients remain employed and can be caregivers for their families.
RecoverOnline CREATORS

Kitty S. Harris, Ph.D., LCDC, LMFT

President and CEO

Dr. Kitty Harris Wilkes serves as President of NLW Partners, which is dedicated to consulting, education, science, and research for addiction recovery. She is a noted author and public speaker and presents at national conferences, workshops, and seminars on topics including adolescence; collegiate addiction and recovery; and communication, civility, and leadership. 

She served for twelve years as the Director of the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR) at Texas Tech University. Under her leadership, the CSAR gained national attention, appearing in the Wall Street Journal, on the NBC Today Show, CNN, and featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and The New York Times. Dr. Harris is the author of Women and Recovery-Finding Hope, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and co-editor of Substance Abuse Recovery in College, published by Springer.

Jared P. Dempsey, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist

Jared P. Dempsey, Ph.D. serves as Chief Scientist at NLW Partners.  Dr. Dempsey is actively involved in neurological and physiological research in addiction. Recent publications include preliminary evidence for a biological marker of addiction recovery, non-conscious emotional response to drug stimuli, and the influence of social anxiety on addiction treatment. Dr. Dempsey has also served as an expert reviewer for the Journal of Motivation and Emotion, Psychopharmacology, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, American Journal on Addictions, Addiction, Psychiatry Research, European Psychiatry, Nicotine and Tobacco Research, and the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Dr. Dempsey was also actively involved in the development of a comprehensive symptom tracking and outcome data collection tool for addiction treatment, Trac9.

Karen P. Tandy

Executive Vice President

Karen P. Tandy has more than 38 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors with executive board experience serving on for-profit and nonprofit boards. She serves as Executive Vice President of NLW Partners. Ms. Tandy was the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Motorola Solutions where she was Motorola’s top public policy spokesperson on issues related to global telecom policy and oversaw government affairs in more than 70 countries where Motorola operates. Prior to joining Motorola, Ms. Tandy was appointed by President Bush and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate as the first female to head the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where she managed a $2.4 billion budget and approximately 11,000 employees in 86 global offices.

Thom Duddy

Senior Vice President – Corporate Development

Thom Duddy serves as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development for RecoverOnline, LLC. Before joining RecoverOnline, he served as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations for Adapt Pharma. Previously he led Commercial Strategy, Marketing & Sales for Interpace Diagnostics. Thom also led Marketing for Jazz Pharmaceutical’s Psychiatry Business Unit. Thom has more than 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, biologic, device and diagnostic industries. Thom has also held various commercial roles at OraPharma, Sunovion, Sanofi and Pharmacia. Thom holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.

Morris Wilkes

Strategic Consultant

Morris Wilkes founded The Wilkes Company, a strategic communication-consulting firm and is associated with NLW Partners.  He is a highly sought-after consultant, mentor and speaker, assisting individuals and teams develop the ability to communicate and collaborate at a world class level to grow their influence and business result.  His skills were honed through over three decades as a journalist, writer, broadcaster and government relations-public policy advocate. He is a certified public speaker, trainer and executive coach on communication and leadership.

Russ Rauber, B.S., LCDC-I

Project Manager

Russ is the Project Manager for RecoverOnline. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with his B.S. in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences. He is focused on advancing leadership that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. Russ is currently enrolled at Texas Tech University pursuing a master’s in Educational and Instructional Technologies.