2019 Presentations

2019 Presentations

Day 1  |  Tuesday, August 27

Keynote

Tonier Cain, Tonier Cain International Founder and President
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Peer Advancement in the Legislature

Antoinette Preciado-Lacambra, Kitsap Mental Health Services Certified Peer and HARPS Counselor
Darya Farivar, Disability Rights Washington Community and Legislative Liaison
Lauren Davis, Washington Recovery Alliance Executive Director
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Staying in a Peer Role

Calla Rovario, CORE Health Certified Peer Counselor
Trisha Johnston, CORE Health Peer Support Counselor
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Following What’s Alive: Peer Support Skills for Trauma Survivors

Ann Rider, CPC, MSW, CPRP, Whole Human Consulting, Consultant

Beyond Binary: Finding Acceptance in an Unaccepting World

Dakota Steel, Daksteel Consulting
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Families and Peers United

Janice B. Schutz, Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) Board Treasurer
Jessie Schutz

The Peer Role When Working with People Who Have Opioid Use Challenges

Laura Cooley, MA, Technology Transfer Specialist, Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, University of Washington

Serving the Whole Person: Foundational Community Supports

Amanda Major Polley, DBHR/HCA Permanent Supportive Housing Program Manager
Kimberly Castle, DBHR/HCA Supportive Housing Program Manager
Teesha Kirschbaum, DBHR/HCA

Financial Wellness (Part 1)

Emerson Sekins, Northwest Access Fund Executive Director
Megan Greeley, Northwest Access Fund Financial Capability Program Manager

Creating Healthy Work Relationships

Sarah Jensen, Valley Cities Wraparound/WISe Parent Partner
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NYAPRS: Innovations in Peer Services: Peers and Criminal Justice Environments in NY: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

Ellen Healion, Independent Consultant
Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS Executive Director
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Science of Laughter (Laughter is No Joke)

Clayton E. Sperry, Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center Peer Support Specialist
Ray Miles, Mental Health and Wellness Center Peer Support Specialist
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Navigating the Department of Health: From Application to Licensure

U. James Cheney, DOH Executive Director
Ted Dale, DOH Program Manager

Peer Support in Integrated Healthcare

Cathy Callahan, Sound Health – Parent/Kinship Coordinator
Jody Schreven, Sound Health – Parent Coordinator
Pamela Connors, Sound Health – Certified Peer/Clinician
Jeanette Anderson, Sound Health – Peer Support Specialist
Clemens De Kok, Sound Health – Certified Peer Specialist/Benefit Planner
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Intro to the R.I.C.H. Approach (Respect, Individuality, Connection, Hope)

Tonier Cain, Tonier Cain International Founder and President
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Engaging Landlords and Employers

Patricia Tucker, AHP, Inc. Senior Program Manager
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Financial Wellness (Part 2)

Emerson Sekins, Northwest Access Fund Executive Director
Megan Greeley, Norwest Access Fund Financial Capability Program Manager

Peer Support and Public Policy: Ready for Prime Time

Laura Van Tosh, Peer Legislative Advocates – Washington State/Companis
Kevin Fitts, Oregon Mental Health Consumer Association Executive Director
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Taming the “Terrible Too’s”

Lana Castle, LanaCastle.com Writer, Speaker & Workshop Facilitator
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Post-Traumatic Growth: A Transformational Journey

Naomi Herrera, Coordinated Care Peer Support Liaison
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Be the Calm: Maintaining Your Center in Challenging Situations

Beth Gould, Greater Vision Life Coaching CPC Continuing Ed Facilitator
Julie Moore, MA, Skagit Community Detox Certified Peer Counselor

Family, Youth, System Partner Round Tables: What is the Purpose, What They Have to Offer You, and Why They Need You!

Karen Kelly, WA State Community Connectors (WSCC)

Operationalizing Peer Support in SUD Treatment Programs

Stephanie Lane, MSW, CPC, WSU Peer Workforce Alliance Executive Director
Pattie Marshall, BS, CPC, HCA Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Peer Support Program Administrator

Career Advancement for Peers

Dawn Miller, DBHR/HCA Supported Employment Program Manager – East
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The Fence Around My Dreams: Healthy Boundaries

Roslynn Watson, RenewedMind/Baxter Consultants, LLC Facilitator/Trainer/Speaker
Cameron Gomez

Day 2  |  Wednesday, August 28

Keynote

Swil Kanim
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Bringing Peer Support to the Battle Field

D. Mike Pollock, WSU Peer Workforce Alliance
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NYAPRS: From Peer Values to Peer Services and Beyond

Ellen Healion, Independent Consultant
Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS Executive Director
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Please Secure Your Oxygen Mask First!

Pat Tucker, AHP, Inc. Senior Program Manager
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Implicit Biases and Supporting Trauma

Evelyn Clark, DBHR/HCA Youth Peer Liaison
Andre Clark, Juvenile Rehabilitation Residential Counselor

Suicide Prevention and Zero Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference

Jennifer Barron, Coordinated Care
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Narcan Training

Krista Mahle, Lummi Indian Business Council Training and Development Administrator
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Utilizing Peer Providers in Supported Housing

Rachel Post, LCSW, TAC Senior Associate

The Mythical Peer

Amanda Major Polley, DBHR/HCA Permanent Supportive Housing Program Manager
Kimberly Castle, DBHR/HCA Supportive Housing Program Manager

Integrated Managed Care: An Inside Peer Perspective

Naomi Herrera, Coordinated Care Peer Support Liaison

Peers Supervising Peers

Oscar Villagomez, Catholic Community Services Youth Peer Supervisor
Gloria Henderson, Catholic Community Services Parent Peer Supervisor
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Learning About Other Cultures (Quileute, Makah, Muckleshoot)

Julia Joyce, Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Program CDP and Gambling Outreach Advocate
Catlin Torres, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Sealth Thomas, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Eva Satiacum, Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Program Recovery Coach
James Lester, Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Program Recovery Coach
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Students Providing and Receiving Knowledge (SPARK)

Carolyn Cox, New Horizons High School Peer Specialist
Maria Nunez, New Horizons High School Peer Specialist
Lucinda Sanchez, New Horizons High School Peer Specialist
Angel Rocha, New Horizons High School Youth Peer Specialist
Diana Hidalgo, New Horizons High School Youth Peer Specialist
Kahory Nunez, New Horizons High School Peer Specialist
Elvira Cruz, New Horizons High School Peer Specialist
Kevin Galica, New Horizons High School Youth Peer Specialist
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Mindfulness for Substance Use Recovery Peer Support

Sandra Kozlowski, Building Blocks of Recovery Author/CDP/CAAR
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The Emerging Role of Peers in Providing Supported Employment

Virginia Selleck, PhD, Consultant, TAC

The Art of Honor Workshop: If Art is the Qualitative Expression of Being, then You Being You is the Most Precious Masterpiece

Swil Kanim
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Frame Your Story: Make Your Message Count

Laura Van Tosh, Peer Legislative Advocates – Washington State / Companis
Darya Farivar, Disability Rights Washington Community and Legislative Liaison
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Holistic DBT Skills

Sarah Jensen, Valley Cities Wraparound/WISE Parent Partner
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Self Care, MHR & WRAP Overview

Roslynn Watson, Co- Facilitator; MHR & WRAP Clinical Administrative Assistant & CPC, WACHWA;TIA, ASIST
Ronni Batchelor, CPC, CHW, ACH, Co- Facilitator, Greater Columbia Consumer Board Member; Youth Suicide prevention advocate; community support for the Pride Foundation & LGBTQ Youth

A Buddhist Approach to Recovery from Addiction

Charnay DuCrest, BA, CPC, CHW

Youth Panel

Cole Devlin, Valley Cities Wraparound Youth Peer Counselor
Trinity Landrum
Julianne Gale, Community Youth Services Youth Engagement Specialist
Violet McKinney, FYSPRT
Jabbar Lindsay, Theraputic Health Services Youth Partner
Ashley James, Passages Family Support
Tay’von Valentine, WISe
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Walking with Grief

Beverly Young Reed, CPC, MCD, MCPD, MCPCD

Tools You Can Use: Supported Employment and Supportive Housing

Lisa Bennett-Perry, DBHR/HCA Supported Employment Manager
Wanda Johns, Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Medical Assistance Program Specialist 3
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The Critical Importance of Including the Gender Diverse Community

Cathán Tautfest, Maitri Mental Health (VIC) Certified Peer Counselor