Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators
An Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator is an experienced WRAP Facilitator who has completed a Copeland Center five day Certified Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators course. The Copeland Center is the sole provider of the Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator Course.
Following is a list of Advanced Level Facilitators that have been recently trained or have maintained the recommended refresher courses through the Copeland Center. Other Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators who have been Certified through the Center may be qualified to conduct WRAP Facilitator courses but may not represent our current findings and best practices. People who have not received Copeland Center Advanced Level Facilitators trainings are not recognized by the Copeland Center to conduct WRAP Facilitators Courses.
If you are an Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator who was certified in the past two years or has met the refresher qualifications please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your certification or refresher documentation so we can include you on this list. If you are listed and your information has changed please contact us with updates. (List current as of May 9, 2014).
|First Name||Last Name||City||State/Country|
|Erica||Buffington||St. Louis Park||MN|
|Karena Hoi Lam||Chung||Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|Lee||Harrison||East Palo Alto||CA|
|Yoko||Iribe||Yame city, Fukuoka||Japan|
|Shigeyuki||Isoda||Kurume city, Fukuoka||Japan|
|Neteru||Masukawa||Ichikawa city, Chiba||Japan|
|Sandra||McQueen Baker||Miami Gardens||FL|
|Raymond||Mills||East Palo Alto||CA|
|Mary Virginia||Monroe||New Bern||NC|
|Clare Pun Ching||Ping||Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|Akiko||Sakamoto||Kurume city, Fukuoka||Japan|
|Heather||Smith||Pine Mountain Valley||GA|
|Toshikazu||Tsuno||Ukiha city, Fukuoka||Japan|
Greetings & Hello everyone my name is Gerard Thomas, I am a Vietnam era veteran honorably discharged from the US Army in 1971. I am a resident of Washington DC & a consumer of services from Pathways to Housing DC. I’m a trained Certified Advance Level WRAP Facilitator. I conduct WRAP groups & workshops that teach about wellness tools & strategies, such as medication management, changing negative thoughts to positive, developing a wellness lifestyle, & motivating people to work toward recovery – feeling the way they want to feel, making their lives the way they want them to be.
Jawanza has worked for his own company as an independent wellness consultant providing WRAP® groups, facilitator trainings, and consulting services focusing on wellness and recovery. He also has 20 plus years of experience in the corporate, management and educational fields. This experience ranged from business strategy to employee performance improvement to teaching business and technology concepts to high school students.
Jawanza has worked as part of a team to implement WRAP in High Schools, facilitate organizational WRAP for Teams, conduct WRAP groups for people with co-occuring challenges, and is currently working on grant funded training modules to help employees within organizations reduce stress, have better communication skills, and be more productive. Through his trainings he hopes to motivate others to get well, be well, and stay well for long periods of time.
Jenn Cusick resides in Abbotsford, BC with her husband and 2 daughters. Jenn has worked in the mental health field since 1994. She had worked in various community PSR positions. Most recently her role has been Peer Support Program Manager within Fraser Health Authority (since 2009).
In 1995, after living with HIV since the 80’s, Michael Buck knew all too well, the stigma, ignorance and isolation that makes his community extraordinarily vulnerable to the spread of infectious disease. Michael began a mission to counter those conditions with a message of acceptance, education and love. He has been unique in his mission of challenging the Black Church to preach the Gospel of Love when it comes to HIV/AIDS. He has expanded that mission through a series of in-service presentations in churches, Community Leader Breakfasts, Spoken Word Events, Informational Luncheons Series, and the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michelle has lived in Montana for over 30 years and appreciates the beauty of “Big Sky Country.” She earned her degree from Texas Tech University. Michelle is a Copeland Center Certified Advanced Level Facilitator. She has trained/refreshed/mentored over 75 Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitators. She is co-owner of Wellness and Recovery Consultants which promotes wellness education. She is honored to have worked with the Copeland Center in training Facilitators. She has a true passion for Wellness Recovery Action Planning. WRAP is an integral part of her own life including work and family.
Miriam, an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, has been refining her WRAP since 2007, right before WRAP became a growing movement in Maryland. She's been trained through On Our Own of Maryland's WRAP Outreach Project and the Copeland Center. She was trained by Erica Buffington, Walter Hudson, Cheryl Sharp, Matthew Federici, Jo Halligan, and Eric Larson.
Miriam founded a nonprofit, Peer Wellness and Recovery Services (PWRS) – www.pwrsinc.org - in fall 2011 after running a wellness and recovery center in a provider facility for several years. PWRS works with individuals with mental health and substance use conditions in a variety of creative, non-clinical ways, including WRAP, benefits counseling, employment projects, arts, recovery coaching, etc. Miriam is a CWIC (Community Work Incentives Counselor), a MD certified benefits planner, and a CCAR (Connecticut Community on Addiction Recovery) trainer. She’s been running NAMI Connection support groups since July 2005.She has also taken e-CPR (emotional CPR) through the Campbell Center in DC with Iden McCollum, Lauren Spiro, Jane Winterling, and Leah Harris. She has started co-facilitating SMART Recovery.
My name is Sue Eller and I live in Southwest Virginia. I took my original WRAP facilitator training back in 2007. I have been facilitating groups continually since then. I work as a peer support specialist at the state hospital in Marion Virgina. I took my Advanced WRAP facilitator training in Virginia Beach in May of this year and a refresher/mentoring this July in Montpieler, Virginia. I am looking forward to helping others to become WRAP facilitators. I have some excellent mentors showing me the ropes and hope to do them proud. If anyone is interested in having a WRAP facilitator training in my area send me an e-mail and we will see what we can work out.
Tracy is a proud Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator located in Somerset, Pennsylvania. She enjoys providing WRAP® trainings to behavioral health professionals and consumers and has personally lived WRA