Meet Our Leadership Team

Ray Ludowese

Chief Executive Officer

Ray is a founding partner of Recovering Hope and serves as chief executive officer. A seasoned executive who excels in establishing healthy and productive working relationships with employees, customers and vendors, Ray successfully enhances organizational productivity and efficiency by effectively directing and supporting operations, services and troubleshooting issues as they arise. His philosophy of attracting and empowering knowledgeable and talented employees contributes to his success in creating high-growth, industry-leading businesses. Ray credits his talented staff with fueling Recovering Hope’s explosive growth since it opened in 2016.

Sadie Broekemeier, MA, LADC, LPCC

President

Known for her boundless energy, kind spirit and unyielding commitment to serving others, Sadie is responsible for ensuring Recovering Hope maintains a compassionate, healing environment where clients receive the gold standard of substance use disorder treatment and mental health care. She is a seasoned expert in substance use disorder and mental health treatment and has worked with populations representing a diverse range of races, cultures and genders in a variety of regional and national settings including Prairie Care, Rivermend Health and Pride Institute. An active civic leader, Sadie serves the City of Mora, Minnesota, as a member of the City Council and Parks and Recreation Board. She is co-president of the Treatment Collaborative and a member of the board of governors of the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH). In addition, Sadie serves as an adjunct professor for practicum, case management, and assessment in the Drug and Alcohol Counseling Program at Anoka Ramsey Community College. Sadie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth, a master’s degree in addiction counseling from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. She holds Minnesota licensures as a professional clinical counselor (LPCC), and alcohol and drug counselor (LADC).

Carmen Finn, MA, LADC, ADCR-MN

Executive Director

Carmen (“Finn”) has 20 years of experience providing behavioral services to families and individuals. With expertise in gender-responsive and family-based settings, Finn has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and is licensed in Minnesota as an alcohol and drug counselor. Additionally, Finn is a community faculty member in the alcohol and drug counseling program at Metropolitan State University. She is a co-owner of Minerva Group Consultants, which focuses on team-building, training and quality consultation for behavioral health organizations. Finn is an ethics committee member of the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH). Finn’s interests include gender, advanced ethics, research, relational theories, and addiction and the family.

Jenna Ludowese

Senior Director, Finance and Operations

Jenna’s focus on finance and leadership has contributed to Recovering Hope’s growth since 2016. Jenna utilizes her business experience to provide oversight and management of various Recovering Hope departments. She is particularly proud of Recovering Hope’s mission to provide a safe space for women and their children to heal from the trauma of addiction. Her interests include systems management, organizational psychology, business models, and behavioral health management.