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Melissa Hobley

Global CMO, Tinder

"Chelsea is the voice of a generation. Her compassion and empathy are matched by her knowledge of the opioid epidemic, addiction, and how communities can play a role in saving lives. I've witnessed Chelsea get support from powerful politicians, community leaders, and corporate CEOs...all while fighting for those impacted. She has a gift for winning support and enthusiasm for her cause and delivering measurable impact -- not just excitement. Can't say enough about CLB Strategies' abilities to deliver insights, strategy, and impact."


George Filenko

Former Chief of Police, Round Lake Park Police Department & Former Head of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force

"Chelsea Laliberte Barnes and the CLB Strategies team exemplify, leadership, compassion, and dedication. Hundreds of lives have been saved and thousands have been impacted by their work."

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Stacy Harding

Founder, Inspiration Outreach Foundation

" Chelsea and her team understand the value of building long-lasting relationships. Their unbelievable work ethic, fearlessness, and passion bring positive results. They have the patience and the ability to inspire and teach people with their knowledge."

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Dr. Mary Roberson

CEO, Northern Illinois Recovery Community Center

"Chelsea and her team are phenomenal social justice advocates and change agents! Their impact across all racial, gender and systemic platforms has impressed my organization and its mission and vision for our communities."

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Judge Michael G. Nerheim

Former Lake County State’s Attorney
Co-Founder, Lake County Opioid Initiative

"Chelsea is an incredibly thoughtful and dynamic leader.  When Chelsea puts her mind to something, it gets done, and it gets done right.  She has the unique ability to bring people together and inspire those around her."

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Danielle Tarino

Former President & CEO, Young People in Recovery
Founder & CEO, Code X

"Chelsea and the CLB team are thoughtful and experienced leaders in the social services field. Their public policy and non-profit work speaks for itself and is a beacon of hope for our field and communities across America."

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Laura Crain

Drug-Free Program Coordinator,
McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition

"Chelsea has a unique combination of skills that leads to change in communities.  Her ability to share her passion and personal experience through the lens of her professional training creates a learning environment that is both comfortable and inspiring."

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Dan Rabbitt

Policy Director, Greater Baltimore Regional Integrated Crisis System (GBRICS) Partnership at Behavioral Health System Baltimore

"Chelsea and the CLB Strategies team are passionate advocates. Their tireless commitment to helping those struggling with mental health and substance use was essential to the passage of the Illinois Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Act and continues to drive the Illinois response to the opioid overdose epidemic. They are a trusted partner and dear friends to all those hoping to save lives and help all Illinoisans recover from substance use disorders."

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