Samantha Brooks Executive Director
Samantha grew up in Brookfield, Ohio where she lived and learned the importance of “it takes a community working together to make a difference.” Being from a small town has also taught her the importance of caring for each other and giving back; everyone has hard times in their lives, she would love to see people putting all stigmas and judgements aside and help others during times they need it the most. She believes addiction does not discriminate, we all know someone who has struggled, is struggling, or the too many who lost the battle to it. Her passion to help others comes from the family and community she was raised in. She is currently married with three children in Hermitage, PA. The foundation was started by her as a volunteer. She attended Youngstown State University from August 2002-August 2006, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree, with a major in human performance and exercise science, minoring in nutrition. She also attended Walden University from August of 2014-May 2016, where she received her Executive Master of Administration degree. Samantha has 15 years of experience working with community health, nonprofits, and foundations for innovative healthcare initiatives where she gained vast experience collaborating with community resources. Over the years, her passion for helping others and community health has grown and she started the foundation to enhance the care for clients going through substance abuse treatment, to increase the success rate, and decrease the likelihood of relapse. Her favorite thing about the foundation is the breakfast with Santa event, where she can see the happiness and joy in the eyes of the families being reunited at the event for a wonderful Christmas morning experience. “It is a great event for them, but also for me. It helps remind me of the true meaning of giving to help and the happiness it brings to others.”
Karli Datish President
Born and raised in Warren, Ohio, Karli developed a passion for music from day one. That passion and dedication led Karli to Nashville, Tennessee where she wrote, worked, and performed with some of the biggest names in country music including: Taylor Swift, Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar, and Country Music Hall of Fame Songwriter, Pat Alger. Karli is a member of the Country Music Association and was a regular guest and performer on NBC’s, “More At Midday,” and, “Today In Nashville,” along with features in Country Weekly Magazine and CMT. Karli’s music video, “Frozen,” directed by Roman White was featured on CMT and CMT.com. Karli’s version of, “The Star Spangled Banner,” held a Top 10 spot on iTunes Charts for over a week. Karli’s co-written song, “Ohio,” was featured in Ohio Stadium for one season under Coach Jim Tressel. Karli’s single, “I Didn’t,” was a Top 20 hit in small market radio. Growing up with parents that emphasized the importance of giving back, Karli began charity work from a very young age. During her time in Nashville, Karli began working with Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, an organization founded by Randy Owen and responsible for raising over $800 million to date for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. After calling Nashville home for over a decade, Karli moved back to her hometown with her husband, Doug, to raise their son, Declan. Upon returning home, Karli has focused on being a mother, wife and working with charitable organizations that impact the local community, including Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, Inspiring Minds and NOAS. She is proud to be a board member of the Recover and Revive Foundation from its inception, and looks forward to its impactful assistance to those in the local recovery community.
Hannah Anderson Vice President
Hannah was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. After graduating from Youngstown State University with a degree in Marketing Management, she worked at a local logistics company for almost a decade. Hannah now has two young sons, who are the third generation on both her and her husband’s side to be born and proudly raised in the Youngstown area. Hannah tries to instill in her children the importance of being a part of a community, and reminds them often that everything – and everyone – has more potential than you may think. She is involved with several non-profits & loves giving back and volunteering when she can. Hannah hopes that the Recover and Revive Foundation can help create a sense of community for those who need it most, and that we can remind those in recovery of their full potential.
Justin Koper Secretary
Justin Koper currently serves as the Director of Clinical Quality at EmergyCare, Pennsylvania’s largest non-profit ambulance service which provides emergency medical care throughout NW PA. Prior to his service at EmergyCare, Justin spent over a decade as a Flight Paramedic throughout West Virginia with a non-profit helicopter ambulance service and as a disaster medical responder with the federal government. He is a proud WVU Alumni where he graduated with a master’s degree in safety management and his undergraduate education in Allied Health was obtained at Youngstown State University where he is currently an adjunct faculty member. Lastly, he is a member of the board of directors for the National Association of Public Safety Infection Control Officers (NAPSICO). Having a long career in the emergency medical field, Justin is acutely aware of the burden that substance use disorder places on communities, families, and those that battle addiction daily. It is his hope that the Recover and Revive Foundation, through its work, will be able to enhance access to critical addiction recovery services and to help foster post-treatment resiliency.
Tyler Babcock Treasurer
A proud Shenango Valley native, currently residing in Farrell with his girlfriend and two cats. Nick has pursued a career as a Human Resources professional since 2009 with most of his work experience in the healthcare field. A Hickory HS graduate, he earned his BSBA from Penn State University. He is currently employed as the HR Director at Alpine Springs Rehabilitation & Recovery and serves on the Board of Directors at the Recover and Revive Foundation. He joined Alpine Springs in March 2021 and has a strong passion for helping others. When Nick is not working, he enjoys the outdoors, golfing, making homemade pizzas, and spending as much time as he can with his family and friends.