Facilitator Directory

The WRAP Facilitator Directory offers connection with locally trained and certified WRAP Facilitators who can offer evidence-based practice WRAP workshops in your community.  To be listed in this directory, you must have successfully completed the five-day WRAP Facilitator training offered by the Copeland Center or a current Advanced Level WRAP 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 WRAP 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 WRAP 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 WRAP 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 WRAP 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 both Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators and WRAP Facilitators.  If you qualify to be listed in the directory, please contact the organization or Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator who provided your training.  Current Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators who want to list people they have trained and provided refresher course to should contact us for more information.  

Find International Facilitators

Walter Thompson

Retired Army Non-Commission Officer with 20 years of experience helping people. I am very compassionate about the welfare of my fellow veterans and citizens. I do volunteer work with my community in South Florida. I am Deacon in my church, and I truly see the need to help my community with WRAP.

I am a Corrections Counselor with 20 years experience working in a State Prison. I started as a Corrections Officer. I hold several certifications (Mental Health First Aid Instructor, CPR/BFA/AED Instructor and Suicide Prevention).

Waynette Brock

Chief Executive Officer, One New Heartbeat, Inc Waynette is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and leads the organizational team which has created an outreach modality that encompasses a broad range of services, specifically targeting high risk individuals, as well as anyone who wants positive life changes. WRAP® is considered by us to be the most effective method for restoring the spirits of those seeking a greater sense of self to achieve a meaningful life. “Responding to life's challenges instead of reacting to situations are the principals upon which One New Heart Beat was developed.” Together we assist in the process of shifting toward self-reliance, shaping the way people think and react to varying situations – with selflessness and compassion.

I've been a consumer for 13 years and a peer counselor for 6 years. I enjoy working with people and giving them hope towards recovery.

William J. Gonzalez is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), and is the Administrator for Peer Services, Training and Development at TRI Center Inc., with substance use disorder outpatient treatment centers in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. In addition to his role as a CRPA and Peer Supervisor, he is an approved OASAS instructor for Recovery Coach Training and a Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) trainer for a number of their trainings, which include Recovery Coach Academy, Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, Recovery Coaching for Professionals, Recovery Coaching and Spirituality, and Recovery Basics for Parents. He also provides training for Peer Supervision and is a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Seminar 1 facilitator.

Yaffa Alter is P.E.E.R.S. Empowerment Coordinator and a WRAP facilitator for. She is passionate about supporting and advocating for the overall health and wellbeing for people from all backgrounds. Yaffa uses poetry as a tool for sharing her story and supports others to in their journey.

Yusef Reid

I am a native of Amityville, New York and moved to Durham, North Carolina in 1989. I have 16 years sustained recovery from substance abuse and have a passion for helping others. I am currently a mentor with Men Of Vision Exposed (MOVE) and go to Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn, North Carolina on a monthly basis to facilitate successful re-entry and to prevent recidivism.

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