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Cale Burke

Senior Project Manager

Cale G. Burke is a Senior Project Manager at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service. As a member of the Social Enterprise Ecosystem Program, he is responsible for coaching and supporting entrepreneurs in recovery from Substance Use Disorder. Additionally, Cale is tasked with providing technical support and assisting expanding the Recovery Community Organization (RCO) network in South East Ohio.  As a self-proclaimed person in long term recovery, as well as the founder of an Athens based RCO, Cale is uniquely positioned to help recovery-based enterprises. Previously Cale had a 17-year career in IT sales and founded an IT security general contracting firm in Columbus Ohio.

Mr. Burke’s community volunteerism goes back more than a decade. From 2005 until it was absorbed into a larger agency in 2012, Cale was an Advisory Board Member for Syntaxis Youth Homes. 2015 to 2019 he volunteered as Head of Security for a homeless outreach organization on Columbus’s Hilltop, Joran’s Crossing Resource Center. Currently, Cale serves as the Peer Mentor for the Athens’s County Veteran Drug Court. Mr. Burke is a Desert Storm Veteran having served in the US Navy from 1987-1991.