2020 Mac McLester Champion of Recovery Award
It is our great pleasure to announce that the 2020 Mac McLester Champion of Recovery Award goes to: *Laura Sovine, LMSW-AP* Laura Sovine, LMSW-AP currently serves as the Executive Director for Austin Recovery. She has used her multi-faceted social work skills in leadership positions with Travis County Health and Human Services, Communities In Schools, and Family Forward. She dedicated 10 years of her career to working in prisoner re-entry in Austin, including serving as Executive Director for a re-entry focused non-profit organization called Crime Prevention Institute. Laura was a founding member of the Austin/Travis County Re-Entry Roundtable and has served as adjunct faculty for the University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Social Work. She is a licensed master social worker with an advanced practice designation.