Meet Our Team



NADINE MACHKOVECH is on a mission to change the world by igniting change and shining her light in a universe often filled with darkness. She has graced the TEDx stage, was profiled in Forbes and received national survivor advocate recognition from the National Safety Council. She is dedicated to building a life centered around self-care, service, and reconnecting others to their greater purpose in life.

Nadine is the Executive Director of RISE TOGETHER, a grassroots non-profit organization that exists to prevent addiction by encouraging young people to use their voices for change. As a person in long-term recovery, she has found her purpose in an ever-growing platform for good.

Today, Nadine is a nationally sought-after, master-level speaker with over 1,500 hours of teaching under her belt. She has created measurable social change with her truth-telling abilities, often leaving her audience feeling positively influenced as she reminds them that they have the choice to utilize their power to help change their world and the worlds of those around them. You can find her at  NADINEMACHKOVECH.COM

Board of Directors

ANTHONY ALVARADO is an entrepreneur and the Board Chair and Co-Founder of Rise Together, a grassroots organization that is empowering 1,000’s of youth to stand up and speak out on the issues they care about. By 33, Anthony has already been identified by Forbes as a movement builder and featured for his work to inspire hope. Whether he is on stage, in a classroom, on his podcast, or online, he looks to start one of the most significant cultural movements of his time; driving millions to find their meaning and purpose. You can find out more at ANTHONYALVARADO.COM

Recent Advisory Board

Our core team, national advisory board, and working group members represent community advocacy organizations, prevention, education networks, public health agencies, corporations, non-profit’s, and faith-based organizations; collectively bringing over 200 years of experience. Below you will see who makes up our #dreamteam: