Speakers will be Jose Flores with Sage Recovery and Dr. Jeremy Kenter with Ally Medical.
spent almost 13 years incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, for burglary,
robbery, and substance related charges. Jose spent 8 of those years in solitary confinement and was
released in January 2012. Jose currently works with the State of Texas in addressing the opioid epidemic
and assuring that those individuals with opioid use disorder receive prevention, treatment, and recovery
support services. He is a strong advocate for individuals living with substance use and mental health
conditions and conveys his own lived experience to any environment, to break the stigma of the
formerly incarcerated. Jose is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Internationally Certified
Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional, Internationally Certified Criminal Justice
Addictions Professional, Justice Involved Re-Entry Peer Specialist, and Community Health Worker. Jose is
a graduate of the San Antonio College where he earned an Associates of Applied Sciences in Human
Services w/ a Specialization in Addictions Counseling, as well as The University of Texas A&M-San
Antonio, where he earned a B.A.A.S in Social Sciences.