PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA -- NAATP Board Chair Bobby Ferguson, Owner and Founder of Jaywalker Lodge, NAATP past Board Member Nanette Zumwalt, CEO and President of Hired Power, and Bill Teuteberg, Executive Vice President of Special Projects for NAATP Member Caron Treatment Center, will be honored at the 16th Annual Polo in the Palisades event hosted by Miriam's House on Sunday, October 1st at Will Rogers State Historic Park.
Bobby Ferguson will be honored with the Spirit of Miriam's House award. Prior to launching Jaywalker Lodge in 2005, Bob served for over a decade in a variety of community leadership and outreach roles at Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota; Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and West LA; and at Crossroads Centre in Antigua. Over the past 18 years at Jaywalker Lodge and Alpha BH, Bob conceived and implemented The Open Community Model of Care ™ – an alumni and peer-directed approach designed to transition patients from residential treatment into real-life recovery.
Nanette Zumwalt will be recognized at the event with the Distinguished Service in the Field of Recovery Award. Nanette is currently recognized as one of the top interventionists and an industry expert, both nationally and internationally. Nanette began working in the field of mental health and addiction treatment nearly three decades ago as a direct care technician at inpatient acute psychiatric hospitals. With her vibrant and engaging personality, knowledge, experience, and sincere desire to help those in need, it is no surprise that her career has included various management titles throughout top national therapeutic schools and recovery programs.
Bill Teuteberg will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been working in the field of addiction for 20 years as an Interventionist, Consultant and Director of Special Projects.
Polo in the Palisades is an annual event that brings together friends and leaders in the entertainment, business, legal and recovery communities to help families stay together and break the generational cycle of trauma, abuse, homelessness, and addiction.