5th Annual Event: Roots of Recovery

September 29th, 12-1:30 pm PDT

Block 41 in Belltown | 115 Bell St, Seattle

The event will also be live streamed on Zoom




ETS fosters healing with person-centered homeless outreach services and substance use treatment that are deeply rooted in community justice and health equity. Join us to celebrate the growing strength of our community!


Kimá Joy Taylor, MD, MPH,is a health care leader and founder of Anka Consulting, a health care consulting firm, and a non-resident fellow at the Urban Institute. Eliminating health disparities and inequities has been a theme throughout her life’s work. Most recently, she served as the director of the National Drug Addiction Treatment and Harm Reduction Program at the Open Society Foundations. There, she oversaw grantmaking that supported education, advocacy, and systems change such as innovation to expand access to a full continuum of integrated, evidence informed and culturally effective substance use disorder services. She also supported programming that developed nonpunitive public health responses for people with substance use disorders.

In 2002, Taylor earned a Commonwealth Foundation fellowship in minority health policy at Harvard University where her research focused on exploring state legislative remedies for racial and ethnic health disparities. Taylor is a graduate of Brown University, Brown University School of Medicine, and the Georgetown University residency program in pediatrics.


Mark Wright is a former broadcast journalist and TV news anchor. His career in journalism spanned 35 years—starting in Public Radio and ending as evening news anchor for KING 5 (NBC) in Seattle. Mark is a four-time Emmy Award winner for his work as an anchor, documentary producer, and reporter. His work has aired in markets including Boise, Spokane, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and nationally on NBC Nightly News. Mark left TV news in February of 2022 and is now enjoying a new career as a mortgage loan originator for Cross Country Mortgage in Seattle. Whether it’s for a first home or a dream home, Mark loves helping families and individuals secure home mortgages.

Mark is a respected community leader in Seattle. He is a member of and past president of the Rotary Club of Seattle. Mark is also a member of the Community Development Roundtable—an exclusive leadership group sponsored by the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. The CDRT is dedicated to making Seattle a better place to work and live. Mark is also a board member for the non-profit World Without Hate. Mark is deeply committed to public service. As an event emcee, he’s worked with dozens of non-profits—helping raise millions of dollars.




Interested in sponsoring Roots of Recovery? Contact Tavia Rhodes trhodes[at]evergreentreatment[dot]org for sponsorship opportunities or to sign up as a Table Captain!