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My Specialties

Mental Health Education Trainer

I am certified to teach the Evidenced Based NAMI Family to Family 12 class Education course.  I have taught hundreds of family members over the last 14 years.  I am also a certified Teacher Trainer for this and other NAMI Signature programs.

I have over 10 years experience presenting to local law enforcement officers training to be certified as PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) Officers, county CHP, and other county law enforcement departments.

Conference Workshop Presentations

  • NAMI California State Conference 2012

  • NAMI National Conference 2015

  • Beyond the Bench State Conference 2015 &  2016

  • National Alliance on Caregiving Conference 2016

  • SAMHSA Recovery to Practice Workshop 2017

  • California Behavioral Health Association State Conference 2017

Links to Interviews and Articles

Mental Health Program Design

I performed the staffing design for a new Peer and Family Engagement program with the lead contractor.  I worked within the program as the sub contract Program lead responsible for hiring and training of  staff.

I oversaw design of the first 70 hour training curriculum for Family Members seeking to or already working in the Behavioral Health Field using lived experience. Provided technical assistance to modify into 20 hr and 40 hr. Webinar based courses.

I designed the training curriculum for Faith leaders to present mental health topics to congregations or community.


Board Affiliations

  • PERT( Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) Advisory Board Member

  • San Diego County Probation Chief's Advisory Board

  • Governor's Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health

  • CRF(Community Research Foundation) Board

  • A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing) Ambassador

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2012 NAMI California Criminal Justice Advocate Award.

  • 2013 NCNW of SD Community Service Unsung Hero Award

  • 2015 NAMI National Program Leader Award

My Specialties
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