Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Dickie serves as Chief Executive Officer at Natural State Recovery Centers, a substance abuse treatment center in Little Rock. Together with his experienced team, they are impacting Arkansas and how we approach helping individuals and families recover from addiction. Working closely with state leaders, he is assisting in efforts to innovate and redesign substance abuse treatment in Arkansas. When not running the center, he is involved in recovery advocacy. He visits prisons, school districts, and other organizations around the country speaking about various addiction recovery topics. He has also been featured as a guest writer in the Democrat Gazette covering topics around Medication-Assisted Treatment and the importance of Peer Recovery.
In higher education, his experience includes working as director of enrollment management at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, where he was the Students Choice Award recipient in 2014. As director of employee relations and community outreach, Dickie helped establish University of Arkansas System eVersity, the only completely online University of Arkansas System institution. He also worked as a consultant for the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, where he helped create its online executive Master of Public Service degree.
Dickie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lyon College as well as a master’s degree from Arkansas Tech University. He is a doctoral student in the adult and lifelong learning program at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Active in the community, Dickie serves on a governor appointed council dealing with prevention and recovery. In the past, he was Vice President of the Wolfe Street Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism and addiction. He was also named to Arkansas Business’ “20 In Their 20s” list in 2010.
Dickie and his wife, Tara, live in Bryant with their daughter, Adelynn.