About

Academy of Peer Services Team

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Ken Gill
Project Director
Amy Spagnolo
Project Manager

Rita Cronise
Instructional Designer
Karen Richards
Instructional Designer
Athena Anderson
Instructional Designer
Maryam Husamudeen
User Support Specialist
Varsha Kamat
Web & Data Analyst

Advisory Council

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Lori Ashcraft
Resilience, Inc.
Ivanna Bond
The NYC Peer Workforce Coalition
Liz Breier
The Coalition for Behavioral Health
Celia Brown
OMH Office of Consumer Affairs
Lynnae Brown
Community Access
Gina Calhoun
Copeland Center, Doors to WellBeing
Ruth Colón-Wagner
NYAPRS
Jonathan Edwards
NYC DHMH
Gita Enders
NYC Health & Hospitals
Sara Goodman
Baltic Street
Clinton Green
The Coalition for Behavioral Health Care
Yumi Ikuta
NYC DHMH

Oscar Jiménez-Solomon
Columbia University Medical Center
Cheryle Hinds Leslie
Riverdale Mental Health
Chacku Matthai
OnTrackNY

Scott McDonald
Bronx Psychiatric Center

Steve Miccio
People-USA
Denise Ranaghan
Independent Practice
Len Statham
NYAPRS

Tanya Stevens
MHEP

Carlton Whitmore
NYC DHMH

Subject Matter Experts

The Academy of Peer Services is open during Spring, Fall, and Winter terms each year,
and is accessible (through free enrollment) to anyone with a role in the peer support workforce – in New York State and beyond.