ARC CEO Named 2022 Junior Williamson, East Kentucky Ambassador Award

PIKEVILLE, KY — Addiction Recovery Care President and CEO Tim Robinson was presented with the 2022 Junior Williamson, East Kentucky Ambassador Award at the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Robinson received the award for his ongoing efforts to spotlight all the good happening in the Appalachian Region.

“It is an incredible honor to receive the 2022 Junior Williamson, East Kentucky Ambassador Award,” Robinson said. “Junior inspired people in Southeastern Kentucky to revoke the negative stereotypes often portrayed in books and the media. I have made it my mission to serve and support the people and communities of Appalachia.”

Robinson founded ARC in 2010 and opened Karen’s Place, a residential treatment center for women, in Louisa. ARC now operates more than 30 programs in 21 Kentucky counties, serving hundreds on a daily basis, and continues to grow throughout Appalachia. ARC’s nationally recognized Crisis to Career model combines treatment with job training to prepare clients for life after ARC and set them up for success.

Robinson graduated from Cumberland College with a bachelor of science in political science and the University of Kentucky College of Law with a Juris Doctorate. A former prosecutor, Robinson celebrated 15 years of recovery in December 2021. He lives in Louisa with his wife Leila and their four children.