MEET THE TEAM
Founder & Executive Director - Full-time
Luke Tomsha is the founder and director of The Perfectly Flawed Foundation, a community-based organization located in LaSalle, IL, 100 miles southwest of Chicago. Luke’s journey began in 2015 after over 14 years of chaotic heroin use. Luke was a familiar face in a small town who came forward with his addiction in 2015 to confront stigma in his community after his friend, Ryan, overdosed and died while Luke was away at rehab. After Ryan’s passing, Luke abandoned his career as a technology director in the pursuit of happiness and something that gave his life more meaningful purpose and value.
In 2017, Luke started The Perfectly Flawed Foundation to build a trusted entry point in his community for people looking to make positive lifestyle changes related to substance use.
Luke wears his passion on his sleeve and advocates on behalf of people who use drugs, their families and ensuring that people with lived experience have a meaningful seat at the table. He is an active member of the Illinois Opioid Advisory, Illinois Harm Reduction & Recovery Advocates, and Reducing Barriers to Recovery Coalition. In 2020, Luke was appointed to Governor Pritzker’s Opioid Steering Committee as a representative with lived experience.
With a Business Degree and 30 years of Human Resource experience, Diane has a diverse management background suited for her entering the non-profit world. She volunteered for the Foundation before becoming an in employee in January of 2020. She also brings her compassion and dedication, matched with her people skills, in supporting the mission of helping those struggling with addiction. As a certified Smart Recovery Facilitator, including WRAP training, motivational interviewing and other related trainings, help guide her in leading the weekly support group. Helping others on their path of change is an added component to her role at Perfectly Flawed.
Stacy is a person with lived experience, who assists helping peers and their families who struggle with addiction. Focusing on a one-on-one approach to remain connected through the recovery process. Adding a personal touch by providing a familiar non-judgmental approach in providing peer support. She is also adding to her skills with Smart Recovery trainings, WRAP training, mental health trainings which provide her with additional knowledge in her role as a peer support navigator.