Meet Our Team
JUSTIN LUKE RILEY
Justin Luke Riley serves as CEO of Young People in Recovery (YPR). YPR is a national grassroots organization focused on peer-to-peer services for young people in, or seeking, recovery from substance use disorder. YPR aims to improve access to treatment educational resources, employment opportunities and housing that sustains young people in their recovery. With over 100 chapters nationwide, YPR empowers young people to get involved in their communities by providing them with the tools and support that will allow them to take charge of their futures. Riley is 28 years-old and has been in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder since 2007. He graduated cum laude from the Honors & Leadership Program at the University of Colorado at Denver in 2013 and is currently seeking his Executive MBA at the University Colorado. He is a former organizational development consultant and a youth and community engagement pastor in Denver; former secretary of the board of Faces & Voices of Recovery in Washington, DC; and past president of the board of Advocates for Recovery in Denver. He is also a White House Champion of Change award recipient. Most recently, Riley was featured as 1 of the 4 Social Entrepreneurs Advancing The Nationwide Recovery Movement in Forbes.