Our Staff

Kim Adams
CEO, Program Director, Co-Founder
Kim Adams is the CEO and Program Director of Recovering Hands, a Consumer Operated 501-3(c) organization dedicated to providing support and residential extended-care to women suffering the effects of substance use. Recovering Hands’ mission is to help women suffering from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse improve their health and wellness, learn to live a self-directed life and begin to utilize the recovery skills necessary to reach their full potential. Together, with her husband, Kim and Bill founded this unique recovery center on their 150-acre farm located in Nathalie, VA.

Kim and Bill have three grown daughters and have been happily married for over three decades. Kim is a woman in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder since February 3, 1991. Her affiliations with 12 step organizations have empowered her to be able to play an instrumental role in the lives of many hundreds of women. She attended the University of Hartford after graduating High School in 1975. She has a background that includes Art Therapy, Psychodrama trainings, and Peer Recovery Specialist Credentialing. Kim’s background and former life experiences led to her passion to help other women find a new way to live. She also draws strength from and belongs to a women’s leadership group that began at Onsite Workshops in Tennessee.

Some of Kim’s hobbies include gardening, motorcycle and horseback riding, clay and wood working.

Callie Elliott
Executive Assistant
In November of 2019 I came to Recovering Hands and spent 90 days learning a new way to live. Before coming to Recovering Hands, I had completely lost my way and could not get back on track. Because of Recovering Hands my life is so beautiful and full, and today I have over 4 years in recovery and I get the pleasure to be Kim’s Executive Assistant, or as she says “right hand man”, at Recovery Hands. I personally believe I have the best job in the world. I am able to give back to the very place that saved my life. I am able to help women come back to life, become students, mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends again. I also get to watch families become families again, and these ladies become productive members of society by getting jobs, careers, and even volunteering for things they are passionate about.

I have an Associates degree in General Studies of Liberal Arts. I am a licensed Cosmetologist. I was also recently accepted into Old Dominion University Human Services Program to further my education in helping women in recovery.