Bio's

Founders

The Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery was founded by Chad Sabora and Robert Riley II, who are here to create real change for people that suffer from the disease of addiction, family members, our community, and for our future generations. We owe our thanks to the amazing grass root efforts of many people in Missouri and Illinois that inspired us to create this organization. This movement will continue to speak for the suffering addict, the families, and the ones that were lost. 

Chad Sabora

Raised in Chicago by his father who spent most of his life as an executive at Gateway rehabilitation paving the future of treatment for people that suffer from the disease of addiction and his mother a housewife and a prosecuting attorney.

Chad received his undergraduate education at The University of Illinois and his law degree at The John Marshall Law school and followed his mother’s path and began his legal career as prosecutor for Cook County Illinois. Despite his upbringing and education Chad also suffers from the disease of addiction which took hold of him in 2006. He became addicted to prescription pain killers which led to heroin addiction that controlled his life until June 9th 2011.

After getting clean he began working with heroin addicts to ensure they received all the help they could no matter what their financial circumstances were. In 2013 he and Robert Riley II created the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery. Together they expanded the initial vision to include creating a new education system in our public schools, harm reduction, social and political reform, and the most important part of their mission is to destroy the stigma associated with opiate/heroin addiction. 

Robert Riley II

Robert Riley II was released from incarceration in a federal prison in May of 2008. After years of substance abuse and incarceration he was able to sustain sobriety by seeking help through a 12 step program. While on parole in two different states and under federal supervision at the same time, Robert was able to complete supervision, advance in the workplace, and maintain his sobriety; all of which he credits to actively working a 12 step program.

In 2012 Robert met Chad Sabora while detoxing a heroin addict at her home. They went on to form STL Heroin Help, a non-profit aimed at providing resources to heroin addicts. Robert and Chad have gone on to form the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery, another nonprofit organization that provides education in local high schools, legislative advocacy and other community involvement battling the opiate epidemic. Robert has been labeled a recovery activist by addiction counselors throughout Missouri and continues to be part of the solution to the opiate epidemic gripping the country.

Robert is credentialed as a RASAC II in the State of Missouri and is employed as a Substance Abuse Counselor at Clayton Behavioral.

Mary Mabery-Daniels

Mary Mabery-Daniels was born and raised in Desoto Mo. Her connection and passion for her work with Mo. Network began when her husband of 23 years (Kevin Maybery) became addicted to prescription pain pills (opiates) and eventually became a heroin addict. She has lived have through every painful stage of addiction. She walked every step with Kevin in his journey. Including, his death on February 8th 2012 from a heroin overdose. 

Currently Mary is the director of family support for the Mo. Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery. She handles the front line out reach to the families and loved ones of addicts,. Mary provides families with resources and offers them emotional support. 

Karie Penington

Karie attended law school at Florida Coastal Law School graduated in 2010. Her area of focus is criminal defense litigation. She currently has a private practice in St. Louis, Mo.
As an practicing attorney Karie is dedicated to assisting those who have suffered from addiction and the legal issues they may have.
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