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Our Team

HHRR Board of Directors

We are grateful for the expertise and willingness to serve on our first Board.

Ann Hull Kuster, LISW, MBA – Executive Director and President of the Board

Ann has over 35 years as a Licensed Independent Social Worker, 18 of them in the field of eating disorders. Ann began her own private practice, The Hull Institute, LLC in 2003, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and other addictions.  She has grown from a sole practitioner to 4 locations with 10 therapists and 3 dietitians.   She is a well-known and respected eating disorders specialist in northeast Ohio and beyond.  Ann has had the desire to open a recovery residence for 13 years, now able to begin to do so thanks to a generous donation for which she did not ask nor plan to receive.

Andy Poticny, CPA – Treasurer

Andy is a certified public accountant and assisted Hull House Recovery Residences in the completion of the IRS 501(c)(3) application.  Andy has a long history as a CFO for the Cuyahoga County Drug Board and is very experienced in the not-for-profit world, especially around behavioral health and substance use disorder.

Juliet M. Hull, CFP – Secretary

Juliet is the Director of Relationship Management at Elk River Wealth Management, a registered investment advisory firm in Denver, CO.  Juliet is a Certified Financial Planner, working in the financial services industry for over 10 years.  Originally from Ohio, she grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado.  She lived in England for many years and returned to Denver where she began her career in finance.  Julie is Ann’s sister and she shares with us her knowledge about investing and financial planning.

Laura Gerak, PhD – Director

Laura is a psychologist, currently the Clinical Director of Psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH.  Laura and Ann have been friends for 35 years and Laura has served as an informal clinical consultant to The Hull Institute.  Laura knows clinical issues our residents face and how to access services.

Sarah Breisch, CPSC – Director

Sarah is a Certified Peer Support Coach at Thrive Behavioral Health in Solon, OH.  Sarah is recovering from her own eating disorder and substance use disorder and is helping others find their own recovery.  She received her BS from Hiram College, majoring in Integrative Exercise Science.  Sarah has a passion for helping others on their journey towards recovery and wellness and provides the board with insights regarding housing and recovery from a peer perspective.

As we grow, our Board will expand.

As we grow, our partnerships will grow in numbers and strength.


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