Contributors2019-07-10T17:26:34-05:00

Contributors

Jennifer Nagel

Jennifer Nagel is a Recovery and Employment Specialist for a local substance abuse treatment center that works directly with Drug Court clients. She is a recovering addict who is heavily involved in both the St. Louis and Riverbend area recovery communities. 

Jennifer also volunteers as a harm reduction advocate in St. Louis and the Metro-East region and has partnered with the Chicago Recovery Alliance, the Harm Reduction Coalition, and Amare to bring awareness of the benefits of harm reduction to Madison County, Illinois. 

Jennifer serves civically on Madison County Connected’s marketing committee and volunteered with Madison County’s Project Homeless Connect in January 2019. She has volunteered with the St. Patrick’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri for various awareness projects for the homeless. She has also served as a poll watcher for Madison County’s Democratic Party.

In her spare time, Jennifer shares her spoken word poetry at Poetic Justice in St. Louis and has a quirky obsession with paranormal history. She has two daughters that are twenty-four and twenty-one years old. On top of everything else Jennifer does, she is also a cat-mom to a calico named Gracie Mae – meow!

Angela Roberts

Angela was born and raised in the City of Portland, Oregon by her two grandmother’s, mother and father. With her mother in and out of psychiatric institutions, life was not always easy. Nonetheless, she always knew that God had something in store for her!

Growing up in a Baptist Church saved her life and what gave her hope, was the little things that happened. The Salvation Army delivered presents to her house every year on Christmas as a child, and it was God’s way of saying “I haven’t forgotten about you!” That hope, lead to the determination to do something with her life! Angela attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in their Broadcast Journalism program. 

Angela was introduced to the prescription study drug “Adderall” in college and battled this addiction during her thirteen-year career in commercial real estate.

She has two children, sixteen and eleven-years-old.    

Since January of 2014, Angela has been in recovery, dedicating her life to help those that suffer from the disease of addiction. Angela works for American Addiction Centers aiding those that need help the most in St. Louis and the Metro-East region.