Congratulations to Federation’s Newly Certified Peer Specialists & to Federation’s Staff Accomplishments!

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  •  October 30, 2016
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Certified peer specialists are individuals in recovery who are willing to assist others in earlier stages of the recovery process. They combine life experience with in-depth training to provide emotional support, training in coping and life skills and a unique understanding of the recovery process.

A free, on-line certi cation program developed by OMH (Office of Mental Health) and Rutgers University requires rigorous coursework including 12 core classes, ve electives and 2,000 hours of direct peer work.

“Completing the challenging coursework and required peer hours for becoming certified is a remarkable achievement,” remarked Karen Leggio, Associate Director of Outreach Services at Federation of Organizations.

Congratulations to the following people who have accomplished the remarkable achievement of becoming Certified Peer Specialists:

  • Sadine Richardson
  • Vincent Mancini
  • Nancy Grimes
  • Alan Dicker
  • Dawn Batson
  • Peter Winston
  • James Cascio
  • Shawn Alston
  • Gregory Hylton
  • Donnell Price
  • Eve Cohen
  • Amy Brotman
  • Marcy Coleman
  • Howard Diamond
  • Andrew Petrov

Congratulations to Federation’s staff members on their recent accomplishments:

  • June Morris promoted to Program Manager of the Big Nosh Café and Self Help Advocacy programs
  • Khaite Sall graduated with a degree of Master of Public Administration in Health Care Administration from Long Island University Post Campus.


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