Our Team

Cycle For Recovery was built on a solid foundation of knowledge and first-hand experience surrounding addiction, recovery, and mental health disorders. Our Board of Directors consists of a group of subject matter experts and professionals, who combine their diverse backgrounds and expertise to combat addiction and promote recovery.

Chris Connors Jr., Chairman/President & Founder

Chris Connors, Jr. is the driving force behind the organization and currently fills the Chairman/President of the Board and Executive Director role. Chris studied Business Administration with a minor in Economics at Salve Regina University...

Ali Klein, Founding Board Member, Marketing & Design

Upon graduating from NYU, Ali worked in a variety of fields, including publishing and public relations. She later discovered a most fitting love and passion in web development, software engineering, and interactive media...

Dr. Michael Genovese, Founding Board Member, Chief Medical Officer

Bringing years of patient-facing experience to the leadership team, Michael Genovese, M.D., J.D., is a clinical psychiatrist, addiction specialist and the chief medical officer of Acadia Healthcare...

Chris Connors Sr., Founding Board Member, CFO

Chris is a senior financial services executive with over 25 years’ experience in derivatives, convertible arbitrage, convertible preferreds...

Brian Cuban, Founding Board Member, Legal

Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate. He is graduate of Penn State University and The University of Pittsburgh School of Law...

Jay Campbell, Branding & Operations, Board of Directors

Jay is currently the Chief Growth Officer for Newport Academy, a leader in the treatment of adolescent behavioral healthcare. Was most recently the Vice President of Business Relations for Acadia Healthcare, the largest provider of behavioral health services in the world.

Asher Gottesman, Advisory Board

After a period of disillusionment with real estate and investment, Asher sought to do something more meaningful for others and himself. In following suit with his desire for fulfillment, Asher decided to create a place where people could be “heard”...

Lisa Smith, Advisory Board

Lisa is a recovery advocate, writer, podcast host, and lawyer in New York City. She is the author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar, her memoir of high-functioning addiction and recovery in the world of New York City corporate law. She also co-hosts the podcast, Recovery Rocks, an inclusive discussion of issues affecting...

Loretta Kennedy, Advisory Board

Loretta previously worked as a Captain in the NYC Police Department and also just recently retired as a Security Director for JetBlue Airways. She holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Marist College and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Jonathan McWane, Ambassador

Jon’s recovery journey began in 2016 while in his sophomore year at the University of Alabama. Treatment led him out to Los Angeles where he now resides while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Being a relatively young person in the world of recovery, Jon knows first-hand about the particular struggles of recovery for those in his age group. He feels passionate about sharing his story and point of view so they can see what is possible.

Ilana Freund, Intern

As soon as I came across Cycle for Recovery, I knew I needed to get involved!

Foundation Group, Compliance & Tax

Foundation Group is a tight-knit group of 27 dedicated professionals providing expert formation and compliance services to thousands of nonprofits each and every year. With over 175 years of combined experience, our team members are truly subject-matter experts who are laser-focused on providing exactly what our clients need to succeed. The complexity of case work in our portfolio provides our clients with a depth of experience unequaled anywhere.

Cycling Advisory Board

Conor Kelly, Chairman of Cycling Advisory Board

What first brought you to Soul?

I first stumbled upon SoulCycle shortly after moving to LA for sober living. I had just finished rehab, and I was living in LA for continuing care. I woke up that morning with a plan to go with a friend to another workout class, just to show up and find out we didn't get in...

Cassidy Rhodes, Cycling Advisory Board

Tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background, and how did you get into indoor cycling? 

I was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States when I was 21. I was always an athlete growing up, and as a kid, I played every sport you could imagine. Exercising was a big part of my life, but in my twenties, I fell out of the routine of exercising daily and gained a lot of weight. I was extremely unhappy with my appearance...

Noa Shaw, Cycling Advisory Board

What’s your background and how did you get into indoor cycling?  Why SoulCycle? What drew you to the studio and what do you enjoy most about it? 

Eight years ago, I walked into SoulCycle in West Hollywood a completely different person than I am today.  I was 48 years old, 300 pounds, eating poorly, and smoking multiple packs of cigarettes a day.

Sheldon Tucker-Beers, Cycling Advisory Board

When I first heard about Cycle for Recovery, I knew this was an organization that combined so many of my passions that I had to be a part of it!

Sean Todd, Cycling Advisory Board

 As someone in recovery, and also someone who’s experience didn’t include rehab I want our community to know that they are supported and that there are so many options available in getting the help you need. You don’t have to do this alone.