Our instructors are CCAR Authorized course facilitators. They are specifically trained for the courses they teach.
CCAR Recovery Coach
Robert Cooper is the founder and Executive Director of Zero Hour Life Center. From 2008 through 2015, Robert worked various positions, including management, in the food service and restaurant business.
In 2016, Robert went through a very difficult time personally. He realized that he not only needed but also wanted to change his life for the better. Knowing he could not achieve recovery on his own, he sought help from his family. Robert knew he had to rebuild his relationship with God first. As he worked through this process, he realized that there are others who like him, needed help, support, and guidance without judgement. From this, Zero Hour Life Center was born.
Robert enjoys sharing his story and recovering out loud. His mission is to be a role model for his peers and demonstrate that people in recovery deserve a second change at life.
Robert is currently studying at Southern New Hampshire University to complete his BA in Human Services. He is on the Board of Directors at Langley Health Services and on the Board of Directors at Floridians for Recovery. Robert is a U.S. Marine Corps. Veteran and a CCAR trained Recovery Coach.
Education & Advocacy Coordinator
Jaime Melnicove, RASE Project Education and Advocacy Coordinator, has worked in the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery and Treatment fields for more than 13 years as a Trainer, Recovery Coordinator, Program Manager and Intensive Outpatient Group Facilitator. Ms. Melnicove also managed Public Health contracts for the state of Pennsylvania for several years. She has represented the recovery community on several Boards, Planning Committees, Coalitions, and Prevention Teams.
Ms. Melnicove studied Communications at Pennsylvania State University and Visual Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She is a trained Educational Facilitator and public speaker who is passionate about connecting with the public to eliminate stigma and enhance the recovery environment. Jaime is a person in long term recovery with over 16 years clean.
Jaime has worked with the RASE Project for over 6 years in several different capacities as Administrator, Residential Coordinator, Education & Advocacy Coordinator, and Buprenorphine Coordinator. She currently serves as the Education and Advocacy Coordinator and facilitates Addiction and Recovery-based trainings and Speaking Engagements to educate professionals, the recovery community, and the general public about issues related to Substance Use Disorders and its impact on individuals, families and the community at large.