My New Leaf: Addiction Recovery App

Our app utilizes gamification and evidence-based behavioral research to provide an engaging way to help you in your recovery process.

Embrace Recovery

Download our app today in the App Store and Google Play

Track Your Progress

Plant your tree and use the app daily to get resources, new skills, and individualized insights to aid your lifestyle.

Connect With Others

Support accounts add a unique way to connect, provide resources, and interact with your loved ones about your reccovery.

Crisis Relief

Add several new coping methods to your toolkit with our features for tough times.


We have created three products that can integrate to become a powerful tool for positive change.

  • Member
  • Member
  • Daily tool for those in early recovery. Grow your tree one day at a time.
  • Daily checkups and custom feedback
  • Develop a roadmap for success
  • Gain new coping skills as you need them
  • Support
  • Support
  • Become a part of your loved one's recovery by joining in the process.
  • Explore addiction resources and educational material
  • Earn rewards for your Member
  • Follow your loved one as they progress

  • V.A.L.
  • V.A.L.
  • Gain new insights as addiction professionals to make your services more impactful.
  • Easy-to-use Dashboard to improve communication sharing
  • Helpful current and trending metrics
  • Alerts for dangerous situations

About Us

My New Leaf Inc., is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are a group of university students and recent grads who believe technology has the potential not only to change peoples' behavior, but also to save lives. After losing friends and loved ones to addiction and overdose, we set our course to make a change in the way people deal with early recovery.

Our Board

Jay Carmella

Jay Carmella, Esq.

Jay has a private law practice in Indiana, PA and formerly served as Assistant District Attorney since graduating from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. His perspective as a prosecutor assists us in the understanding of how Drug Courts could use our software in a public health approach. Drug courts use a specialized model in which the judiciary, prosecution, defense bar, probation, law enforcement, mental health, social service, and treatment communities work together to help addicted offenders into long-term recovery. Jay brings experience in business and software law and shares an interest in healthcare related programs and strategies.
Ryan Buzzard

Ryan Buzzard.

Ryan is a Certified Peer Specialist for Unity Family Services, Inc., a Pennsylvania licensed mental health agency providing community-based mental health services to adults, children, adolescents and families in Armstrong, Butler, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties. Ryan has volunteered his outreach services as a Certified Recovery Coach at the My New Leaf offices for the past two years. Ryan is in his sixth year of long-term recovery and is an enthusiastic and caring outstanding example of successful recovery to his peers.
Chrystie Raymond

Chrystie Raymond

Chrystie is the development officer responsible for securing major gifts for The College of Natural Sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Chrystie brings a wealth of knowledge of institutional fundraising to the table. She has also spent over ten yearsw orking in corporate wellness. During her time in the healthcare industry, Chrystie was responsible for securing multimillion‚Äźdollar contracts for companies such as Giant Eagle and the MLB.
Kim Botticher

Kim Botticher

Kim is a committed recovery-activist who has faced the problem first hand in her family. She has set up a free recovery center in a former church In Bolivar, PA where she owns and operates her business, K & K Flowers. She uses the former church hall as a community center for free Nar-Anon and All Recovery Meetings led by peer specialists for substance abusers and their families. Kim has graciously permitted My New Leaf to join her outreach efforts.
George Bieger

George Bieger, PhD.

George is Board Secretary of My New Leaf, Inc. Dr Bieger is a former esteemed professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In his 30 years at IUP. Dr. Bieger specialized in Quantitative Research Methods, Child Development, Gender Role Development and Urban Education. We welcome his guidance in assisting us in quantitative research methods for our longitudinal efficacy studies.
Dorothy Gracey

Dorothy Gracey, PhD.

Dorothy is an Associate Dean at Indiana University of a Pennsylvania College of Humanities and Social Science. Dr. Gracey brings her experience in entrepreneurship and business administration to her position on the Board of My New Leaf. After years as an accountant in Southwestern Pennsylvania firms, she worked with small business start-ups in the area. She went on to serve as Assistant Dean for the Eberly College of Business & Information Technology. In these roles, her primary responsibility has been ensuring student success. She is passionate about supporting students' entrepreneurial endeavors and their efforts to advance social causes.
Kevin Beckovich
Program Manager Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Jim Bendel
Founder Adelphi Village; former chair Westmoreland Foundation; Director, Saint Vincent College Alumni Giving
Patrick Dougherty
District Attorney, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Richard Jones
Executive Director FAVOR Greenville
Theresa Lee
Westmoreland County Community College ATOD counselor; psychologist, Inspire Psychological Services, UPMC Bridge to Hope therapist
Dr. Erika Farester
Criminal Justice Consultant, Researcher
Bill Isler
President, Mr. Rodgers Foundation
Dr. Dirk Matson
Direct of Service for Westmoreland County Juvenile Detention Center
Norma Norris
Founder, The Reality Tour
Tony Palamone
Director, IUP Small Business Development Center
Tim Phillips
Director Westmoreland County Overdose Task Force
Ashley Potts
Allegheny Health Network Center for Inclusion Health
Lou Rainaldi Jr.
Parent activist, Founder of The Sunflower Effect
Megan C. Miller LPC
Clinical Supervisor, The Open Door
Ellen Ruddock
Director for Family Business IUP, ATHENA International Board of Directors

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Watch our WTAE feature on using technology to change behavior.
Pittsburgh Action News 4 - March 16, 2017


On working with addiction services agencies to give new levels of support and engagement.
WYFF - May 18, 2016


WJAC Special about presenting our app to the 27th annual Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute.
PWJAC- July 12, 2017