The Co-Facilitator Directory offers a connection with locally trained and Copeland Center-recognized Co-Facilitators who can offer peer-support groups on wellness and recovery in your community. To be listed in this directory, you must have successfully completed the five-day in-person Co-Facilitator training offered by the Copeland Center or a current Advanced Level Co-Facilitator of the Copeland Center. Once listed, refresher training requirements must be met to maintain your listing in the directory.
The directory is designed to fill a need for local resource availability for people seeking wellness and recovery groups. The Copeland Center had to make a sizable investment in technology to get the registry up and running. It is primarily designed for Advanced Level Co-Facilitators to participate by purchasing bulk listings for their trainees. Because it takes investigation into each individual request that does not come directly through an Advanced Level Facilitator, the Copeland Center has to do detective work to ensure that individuals were properly trained by qualified trainers and this requires a fee. We encourage Co-Facilitators to request that their trainers contact the Copeland Center to purchase spaces in the registry and therefore eliminate the research required for an individual request and help make it as affordable as possible to Copeland Center-recognized Co-Facilitators. If you qualify to be listed in the directory, please contact the organization or an Advanced Level Co-Facilitator who provided your training. Current Advanced Level Co-Facilitators who want to list people they have trained and provided refresher courses should contact us for more information.
My name is Arneda Carmickle. I am a U.K. graduate, with a B.A. in Communications. I work for NAMI Lexington. I am a WRAP Co-facilitator, a 2012 Peer Support Specialist, and a Systems Navigator for Participation Station.
I am a native of Arizona born and raised in Phoenix and currently residing in Tucson. In the workplace I am fortunate to be surrounded by great people who are very knowledgeable and have a passion to help those who served this country, our military Veterans. I myself am a Navy Veteran that served at the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom.
I am a native of Atlanta Georgia. I began my work at The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network a couple of years ago.It was The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network that introduced me to WRAP and I am so happy they did. Since then my life has changed drastically and I now serve, with pleasure as the Director Of The Decatur Peer Support and Wellness center in Decatur Georgia. I am excited each and every day that I am able to see one of my peers implement WRAP into their daily lives and grow while using their Wellness Tools.
I'm from Paterson NJ. I received a football scholarship from North Carolina Central University. I decided to relocated to Durham after my graduation. I was married 16 years now divorced for 8 years currently. I have 2 adult daughters and my oldest is married and has given me 3 grandchildren.
I worked for Durham County Human Services for 25 years and now retired.
I was hired with non profit agency Family Resource Center was certified in curriculum called "Fatherhood Initiative". Next I was hired with Clinical Addiction Professional Services. I became certified Peer Support Specialist and WRAP facilitator from the Answer organization.
I am currently a Certified Community Support Specialist with the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program at Pine Belt Mental Health Resources in Hattiesburg, MS. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and I have 7 years in the mental health field. I am certified through the state of Mississippi as a CCSS (Certified Community Support Specialist)
Masters degree in Community Counseling and Organizational Leadership. 35 years in youth services facilitating, creating, and training in school and after school programs which support youth development and mental health in urban and rual communities.
My name is Amber Coss Gelwicks. I am a Wrap Facilitator, Peer Support Specialist, Community Herbalist and mental health advocate working within the field since 2012. I currently reside in Carthage, Missouri. I am looking forward to sharing opportunities to explore WRAP and to create mutually supportive connections.
Amber K. Reed, MA, QP, CPSS, NBC-HWC, CNWE
President & CEO of Balanced Energies, LLC
Amber is a Greensboro, NC native. She received all of her degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Nutrition Science and a Master’s degree in Sociology/Criminology. After over nine years of teaching at the collegiate level, Amber made her way into the non-profit world where she found her passion in mental health recovery.