The Healing Place

Board Profile: John Couch

Board Profile: John Couch

John Couch is Senior Vice President – Agency Executive for BB&T Insurance Services and serves on The Healing Place’s Board of Directors. John joined the Board in 2014 and is Chair of the Development Committee and Co-Chair of the Campaign Leadership Council, which is tasked with raising money for the expansion of the Men’s Campus.

Are you from Louisville? If not, how did you end up here?
I’m from Minnesota but have lived in several different cities. My wife is from Louisville and we have lived here for the past 18 years.

What attracted you to serve on the Board at The Healing Place?
The Healing Place is the best recovery model in the country. I have seen firsthand how The Healing Place changes lives.

How do you feel The Healing Place impacts the community?
The Healing Place impacts the community in a number of positive ways. First and foremost, The Healing Place changes and saves lives every day. Men and women caught up in addiction need a path to escape the cycle of destruction and The Healing Place provides a successful path to recovery. The Healing Place also helps financially by helping transform clients, many of whom are homeless and/or have a criminal history, into employable productive citizens.

Share a personal experience from your time on the The Healing Place Board.
The Healing Place has a very unique mentor-driven 12 Step centered solution that I have seen work close up. The staff and leadership group are tireless and committed individuals that are truly making a meaningful difference.