Entheo Society With Leo Russell And Kody Zalewski
Entheo With Leo Russell And Kody Zalewski on Hempresent. Leo Russell serves as the Executive Director of Decriminalize the Nature Washington & Entheo Society of Washington. Leo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 18 years of experience. She has a passion for exploring new treatment modalities through entheogens with a focus on mental health and chemical dependency. Her early career started as a provider of cultural-based counseling in the Native American community with the United Indians of All Tribes. Then she spent 11 years as a State Social Worker for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services serving the Martin Luther King Office, Indian Child Welfare Unit, and Family Treat Court. She is working towards her licensure as a CPDT (Chemical Dependency Professional) and provides therapy services to clients facing civil commitment due to their mental health and problematic chemical dependency issues. Ms. Russell also volunteers with the Seattle Indian Health Board in their Chemical Dependency Department and is currently interning with the Organization for Prostitution Survivors, running a chemical dependency group focused on the intersection of feminism and addiction recovery. She spent part of her childhood in India, has lived and worked abroad. She enjoys traveling whenever possible and spending time with friends and family. She has been a foster parent, in addition to raising one biological son.
Kody serves as the Community Outreach Director of the Decriminalize Nature Washington/Entheo Society of Washington. He has earned a B.S. from the University of Minnesota in Neuroscience and is currently a researcher at the University of Washington. Mr. Zalewski has been working in neuroimaging research for the past decade and is currently studying the longitudinal effects of traumatic brain injury in veterans. Mr. Zalewski is also interested in neuropsychological approaches to studying plant-based entheogenic medicine for improving mental and neurological well-being. He also works with FairVote Washington to promote Ranked-Choice Voting as an equitable, non-partisan improvement to our current election process. He spends his free time with a partner of seven years, a snowshoe cat named “Mr. McMittenMuffins”, doing freelance graphic art, cycling, and hiking.