Regina Mack, founder of New Directions Alcohol and Drug Services Inc., Started New Directions from a vision she had in 2013. She knew she wanted to become part of the community solution instead of part of the community problem. She has worked in the field of Addiction for 32 years and has been a certified substance abuse counselor for 23 years through CADTP. She has the passion and desire to make a change within her community. Her passion for helping those who suffer from addiction has led her to specialize in assisting women and children who have been adversely affected by substance abuse.

Regina Mack holds an AA in liberal studies from Antelope Valley Community College, a BA in human services From Cal State University, Dominguez Hills and an MSW in social work from Cal State University, Bakersfield. Regina is currently in the process of completing the state licensing exam to become an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).

In the words of Regina….

                                “With New Directions you can find hope”

As a forty-nine-year veteran in the field of addiction, Dr. Richard Harrison has dedicated himself to fighting the good fight in our underserved communities. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors at New Directions Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc., and Co-Founder/Director/ Chairman of Canon Human Services. Though Dr. Harrison has mastered all evidence-based practices, his gift shines especially bright through the Holistic Approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California and is also a graduate of Cornell University in Education Studies. He has served as mentor to many and continues to provide unparalleled care to those on the road to recovery.                                                                            

Helen Moses is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been actively working in the field for over 25 years. Her experience includes substance abuse, child welfare, criminal justice and mental health service delivery.  Helen works with individuals, adolescents and children. She works with people suffering from addiction, grief, depression, anxiety and interpersonal relationship conflicts.

Helen received her BA degree in Sociology from UCLA and her MSW from California State University, Long Beach. She has received training in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Crisis Intervention and Clinical Supervision.

Helen has been an Administrator and Intake Counselor in Substance Abuse at a residential facility in Los Angeles and currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Director’s for New Directions.

Audrey Wallace, born in Greenock, Maryland in 1933, is a remarkable individual known for her contributions to her community and her dedication to various causes.

Audrey is a proud mother of one son and a graduate of Wiley H Bates High School, where she completed her education in 1950. While Audrey did not pursue college courses, her passion for sewing and creativity led her to become a self-employed seamstress. Her skills were so exceptional that she had the honor of creating drapes for the White House during the Kennedy administration.

Over 60 years ago, Audrey made the bold decision to start her own business, which eventually led her to move to Los Angeles. Throughout the years, she has been a pillar of support in her community and a devoted member of the Academy Cathedral Church.

Audrey’s generous spirit is evident in her support for various causes, including her strong belief in aiding Africa, contributing to the American Red Cross, and participating in rehabilitation programs like New Direction, where she serves as a chief financial officer and dedicated supporter. She firmly believes that everyone deserves a second chance in life and is passionate about assisting those who are motivated to improve their circumstances.

Audrey Wallace’s life story is a testament to resilience, compassion, and the power of community involvement. Her commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others has left a lasting legacy of kindness and generosity.

Watasha Huff began her career serving as a volunteer in 2012 at Canon Human Services Centers, Inc and has excelled in the treatment environment. Watasha has grown into a position of leadership which began in counseling to Program Director, and Secretary of the Board of Directors (Since 2016). In having so much love for the field, she also serves as Assistant Director and Board Member at the rapidly growing New Directions Alcohol and Drugs Services, Inc.. Her experience in the substance abuse disorder field has brought an expansion to programs by creating positions, promoting professional development, and implementing several resources and wholeperson recovery programs, which includes onsite mental & medical healthcare services. Watasha has secured local county contracts worth $2.75million, state licenses and certifications and multiple grants. She also provides other treatment programs with administrative consultation. She has begun spreading her wings and has got involved in community activities and committees that include City Care (Board Member since 2024) and Avalon L.A.. Currently, Watasha is working diligently with community partners toward an expansion to offer additional services to the community. This expansion of services will help meet the needs of the growing consensus of individuals in our underserved communities.

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