Doug Levy - Executive Director
Doug Levy was the catalyst for the launch of the R1 Foundation. As a person in long term recovery, Doug is drawn to finding ways to use his own experience in recovery to help others. He is a volunteer outpatient peer counselor with the Community Service Board (CSB) of Fairfax, Virginia. He serves on the Board of the Unity Club in Falls Church, Virginia and is working towards his certification as a Peer Recovery Coach. Doug’s journey towards recovery has not been a completely smooth ride. He has spent time in jail, worn an ankle bracelet and lost his driving privileges for nearly five years. He was on probation for 3 plus years and spent that time in outpatient therapy in addition to become a regular member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
In 2017 as the result of a serious health scare, Doug got a new clarity and perspective for his life. Doug has a passion for recovery and finding pathways to make recovery happy, joyous and free. Prior to R1, Doug worked in the private club industry for the last fifteen years after graduating from James Madison University with a BBA in Business Management and Hospitality. Doug is an accomplished and energetic director and a motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. His areas of expertise include people, processes and communication.
His career in hospitality began working at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, where he spent nine years. During that time, he was a key contributor to the opening of the clubs new $60 million clubhouse in 2012 and in the club achieving the Platinum Club of America designation for the first time in 2013. In 2014 he became the Assistant General Manager of the Philadelphia Country Club. While there he planned and oversaw an extensive kitchen renovation for this 125-year-old Platinum Club. Since then he has transformed the membership and marketing programs of the Kenwood Golf and Country Club and in 2016 became the Clubhouse Manager of the Sulgrave Club – the elegant and venerable Dupont Circle institution. Doug serves on the advisory board for his alma mater, the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management at James Madison University. In 2015, he was recognized with the Dolley Madison Award by the Hart School for his contributions to the program. He is a member within the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), and in 2012, attained his Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation