Devin Lyall is an Individual directly impacted by Substance Use and Mental Health and brings the lens of lived experience to her work. She is a dedicated community organizer and educator based out of Wilkes County, NC, with passion and practical knowledge of mobilizing and organizing directly impacted people. Devin is the Founding Executive Director of Wilkes Recovery Revolution, INC., whose mission is to create a community where recovery is possible through restoring hope, repairing lives, and rebuilding the community. Wilkes Recovery Revolution (WRR) now hosts eight unique programs: Phases Transitional Housing, Wilkes Harm Reduction Collective, R3 Recovery Community Center, Project Healing Our Workforce, Fresh Start Farm, Wilkes Fresh Mobile Market, Revolution Thrift Store, and Hope Warriors. Through those programs, WRR provides housing, syringe exchange services, naloxone, recovery-to-work services, transportation, crisis assistance, and a community outreach and education program. Devin is the recipient of the Great State Hero Award for Crisis Assistance, the 2021 Chairman’s Award from the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, the 2020 Recovery Champion Award through NC One Community in Recovery, the 2022 Harm Reduction Hero Award Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, Todd E. Whitworth National Humanitarian Award, and the organization was recently awarded the National RCO of the year award in Washington, DC. Her story and the work of WRR have been featured in The Economist, the Winston-Salem Journal, NC Health News, Spectrum News, VICE Media, WRAL Television, and she recently presented her first TEDx Talk. Devin is an avid dog lover who is the prime definition of rescue foster failure and takes the most pride in enjoying adventures with her children and family.