Dr. VonZell Wade is the Co-founder of Lost Dreams Awakening (LDA) Recovery Community Organization (RCO), New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wade is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and the owner of Luo Counseling Center, Lower Burrell, PA. He is also an Advanced Implementation Specialist (AIS) with the Opioid Response Network (ORN) at UMKC.
Dr. Wade graduated from Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services; and Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned his Master of Science in Education and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Wade is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Recovery Coach Trainer of Trainers (TOT) and an adjunct faculty member of Faces and Voices of Recovery, Washington, DC. Dr. Wade is also the co-developer of Pennsylvania’s Peer Recovery Support Workforce (PRSW) Program - a six week curriculum developed in response to the Covid-19 crisis for the PRSW; a co-developer of the Embracing Differences Program designed for and delivered to Law Enforcement, educators, and students; Dr. Wade is a skilled facilitator of the Bridge to Faith Program - designed to educate communities of faith on Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery. Dr. Wade serves to advance research for recovery support for justice-involved and emerging adult populations as a JEAP Initiative Provider and Payor Board Member.
Dr. Wade has provided care and training in the realm of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health for over 20 years, serving both the adult and adolescent population. Dr. Wade has been in active, on-going recovery since 1991, and has participated in multiple recovery pathways, self-help, and change groups.