We Speak Recovery…


Open Recovery Executive Director, Fay Zenoff, is available to speak to your organization, school, club, conference, and more. Fay’s unique perspective on addiction and recovery, and the extraordinary energy that she brings to Open Recovery’s mission of eliminating stigma, leave audiences inspired and activated to affect social change.

Most recently, Fay delivered the keynote address at the 2019 California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) Conference on the topic of “Ending Stigma, Clinician Self-Disclosure, and Advocacy.” (watch the video here) Here’s what attendees had to say…


“Fay Zenoff’s talk on the value of open recovery in addiction treatment was a highlight of our CSAM 2019 conference. She shed light on the oft-ignored but powerful role stigma plays in our work. Her wealth of experience, humor, and humanism were deeply appreciated by our audience.” 

– Tauheed Zaman, MD
Chair, 2019 CSAM Conference Committee
Director, Addiction Consult and Opioid Safety
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Associate Director, UCSF Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Dept of Psychiatry


“I’m in recovery and this talk motivated me to think about self disclosure to my colleagues in case it might help some of them feel comfortable asking for help.”
– a CSAM attendee


“Very inspirational talk in removing stigma amongst colleagues.”
– a CSAM attendee


“A powerful talk and a nice change of pace from the more didactic types of talks that make up most of this course.”
– a CSAM attendee


“Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. This was the most meaningful part of the conference, and has validated what I’ve always known: stigma kills.”
– a CSAM attendee


“We can’t help our patients until we as physicians can see ourselves as worthy of wellness and acceptance of our own flaws.”
– a CSAM attendee


Past Talks, Presentations, Addresses, and Panel Discussions

  • Presenter, Tiburon, Belvedere, and Woodside Rotary Clubs (General public/business community)
  • Presenter, Pear Therapeutics (Tech company employees)
  • Keynote Speaker, California Society of Addiction Medicine State of the Art Conference, 2018
  • Keynote Speaker, California Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, 2019
  • Speaker: Many Paths One Destination Conference, 2018 (People in recovery)
  • Speaker: Open Recovery Paradigm
  • Speaker: Recovery Advocacy Day – Carson City, Nevada 2019
  • Speaker: Recovery Fest 2018 – Rhode Island
  • Speaker: Alkermes Summit, Boston, 2019
  • Speaker: “The Paradigm of Recovery,” Mobilize Recovery, Nevada, July, 2019, Watch the video here »
  • Educator: Employee Assistance Professionals Association, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  • Educator: CIGNA Behavioral Health Education Series
  • Educator: Santa Clara County Parent Education Series
  • Educator: Slide Presentation, CSAM Review Course & Exam Preparation Track, Anaheim, CA, September, 2019
  • Educator: American Conservatory Theater (Graduate school student audience)
  • Panel Discussion: The Face of Food Addiction, University of California, San Francisco, Mini Medical School Course, Watch the video here »
  • Facilitator, Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment

If you are interested in hiring Fay Zenoff as a speaker for your next meeting or conference, contact Open Recovery at 415-296-9900 or info@openrecoverysf.org