De La Riva named executive director

Michelle De La Riva has recently been named the executive director of Community and Family Resources, a local non-profit agency that helps people through the advocacy, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental illness.

De La Riva has been a part of the Community and Family Resources team for the past eight years and formerly served as the agency’s clinical director and interim executive director.

She earned her master’s degree from Purdue University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified alcohol and drug counselor. In her roles within the agency, she has implemented programs including adolescent treatment services and specialized services for those with co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns.