Our Leadership Team

Painted Horse Recovery is honored to have all Native Americans serving on the board of directors. Each member brings a piece of recovery, tradition, value, knowledge, and leadership. All of the Board members identify as living in recovery and walking the red road. Our board members at Painted Horse Recovery understand the true needs of the Native American community.

​Cedar Westley

President/ Board Member , Painted Horse Recovery

​Cedar Westley is a member of the Grand Ronde, Siletz, and Assiniboine tribes. He received his Associates of science from Portland community college. He is in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol and dedicates a lot of his time helping others maintain sobriety. He practices traditional ways of prayer and healing and hopes to be able to continue to learn and teach others in the community. 

Jerrod Murray

Executive Director, Painted Horse Recovery

Jerrod Murray identifies as a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and drugs since October 19, 2012.  Jerrod is the founder and current Executive Director of Painted Horse Recovery, a Culturally specific Native American non-profit organization. Painted Horse Recovery is the first of its kind in the United States.

Jerrod Murray graduated from PCC with an associates degree in applied science.  Jerrod was a member of the Native Nations Club and helped organize many events.  The PCC Native Nations Club supports intertribal Native American/ Alaskan Native students attending PCC. Jerrod received an Alcohol and drug counseling certificate and completed his internship at Cascadia Behavioral Health Care.

Jerrod is a proud father of four.  He contributes in the Native American recovery circles with a culturally specific approach.  Jerrod was instrumental in bringing Wellbriety meetings to Portland Oregon.  Jerrod holds credentials as Certified Recovery Mentor and is pursuing a CADC1 in the year 2021.   

​Kathie Archambult

Spiritual Advisor/ Board Member, Painted Horse Recovery

Kathie Archambault is Northern Cheyenne, Shawnee, Irish and Dutch.  She has been in long term recovery from alcohol and drugs since June of 1983.  Kathie was not raised on the reservation, although she has lived on the reservation. She worked in the drug and alcohol treatment field in the Portland area. She has assisted in culturally specific events within the alcohol and drug treatment field as well in the community. Kathie has served as an elder to a couple of different ceremonies. She holds an Associate degree in applied science earned through PCC.  Kathie has since retired in 2019, and is still advocating for Native American peoples rights and ceremonies.  Kathie is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Kathie offers the belief in hope and faith.  Kathie says, ” Hope in recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction. Hope in maintaining one’s mental illnesses. Faith in our Creator that all things are possible, if we are willing to do the work.”

Debra BuffaloBoy

Spiritual Advisor/ Board Member, Painted Horse Recovery

Debra BuffaloBoy, CADC II, CRM, PWS

Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor II, Certified Recovery Mentor, Peer Wellness Specialist

  • Enrolled Tribal Member- Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Nation
  • 42+ yrs SUD and MH recovery
  • Administrator/owner of MultiCultural Consultants, Ltd
  • Elder/Director of White Buffalo Lodge
  • 40+ yrs professional experience in addiction counseling, treatment, training, clinical supervision, program design, implementation, administration and consulting
  • International, National, State and local presenter
  • Specialties’ in Culturally- specific treatment, training and Peer Mentorship for Native Americans, women, incarcerated populations and youth
  • Addiction Certification Board of Oregon – Educator of the Year
  • State of Oregon trainer
  • Entry Level Counselor Training Program Mentor
  • NPAIHB- Peer Consultant, Expert Faculty
  • MetroPlus Assoc of Addiction Peer Professionals Grant Coordinator
  • Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon: Executive Board of Directors- Vice President

Professional Ethics Review Committee Member