Charleen Justice, Executive Manager to Rick Doblin, Ph.D.

As a native Oregonian with the bona-fide spirit of trailblazer, Charleen has worked diligently to break the cycles of addiction, abuse, and incarceration set forth by the generations who preceded her and transform her diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) into posttraumatic growth. She was born and raised on Klamath Tribes land, which has given her a deep appreciation and admiration for indigenous communities and culture. In addition to being Rick’s sidekick, Charleen is currently working toward a MS in psychology with a focus on translational neuroscience and program development at the University of Oregon, as a recipient of the Ford ReStart and Diversity Excellence Scholarships. Her personal and professional goals are in alignment with MAPS 1st Principle of Healing for All.