Jason Renaud

Jason Renaud is a well-known public speaker and writer on recovery from alcoholism and the experience of people with mental illness, and is an active advocate for people who have fallen through the public safety net. Renaud has over 38 years of open recovery from alcoholism and mental illness.

He is the board secretary of the Mental Health Association of Portland and coordinates four enduring projects for the organization; the Law & Mental Health Conference; the Mental Health Alliance which advises courts and government agencies in relation to mental illness and addiction; the Oregon Housing Conference, the Alternative Mobile Service Association, which connects city and county leaders creating alternatives to police, and provides training on extreme risk protection orders, and the history of alcoholism in Oregon.