Facilitator Directory

The WRAP Co-Facilitator Directory offers a connection with locally trained and certified WRAP Co-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 in-person WRAP Co-Facilitator training offered by the Copeland Center or a current Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitator of the Copeland Center. Once listed, refresher training requirements must be met to maintain your listing in the directory.  Due to COVID certification current as of January 1, 2020, will be maintained.

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 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 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 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 both Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitators and WRAP Co-Facilitators.  If you qualify to be listed in the directory, please contact the organization or Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitator who provided your training.  Current Advanced Level WRAP® Co-Facilitators who want to list people they have trained and provided refresher courses should contact us for more information.  

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Cathy Baker

I am a certified Peer Recovery Specialist and am a certified facilitator for WRAP, Mental Health First Aid, and Helping Others Heal. I am so excited to be able to use all the bad stuff that has happened in life to be able to help others who are struggling. I am originally from York, PA but was raised in Georgia. I live in Panama City, Florida with my fiancé and two cats Luna and Felix. I love helping others!

Cathy E. Karwatski

Hello, my name is Cathy E. Karwatski, I'm 49 years old I have been working as a Certified Peer Specialist for 7 years and a WRAP-Seminar I-Facilitator for 4 years and most recently I have completed a WRAP Seminar II Co-Facilitator training on September 28, 2018, I have become part of the Pennsylvania Certification Board-Certified Peer Specialist in August 2018.

I am a registered nurse at Crestwood Chula Vista and fell in love with WRAP after attending the WRAP I seminar. It has truly changed my life and has allowed me to be more of advocate for myself as well as others. I am excited to learn more and share my love of WRAP with others!

Charlene Jimerson

I was originally certified by John Woodruff, B.J. North, and Khatera Aslami in June 18, 2010. I became an Employment Certified Peer Counselor by Recovery Innovations on February 6, 2015 by lived experience; and not through employment training. Prior to becoming a Peer Counselor, I actively advocated for accountability of non-effective services for a year at State level, in Sacramento, Ca., as a ACBHCS Client Stakeholder Representative.

Cheryl Sharp holds the unique perspective of a person who has recovered from significant mental health challenges, a trauma survivor, a family member of a loved one who died as a result of mental health challenges, and a provider of substance abuse and mental health services. Sharp received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies followed by her Master’s Degree of Social Work specializing in health and aging.  Sharp has worked with adult trauma survivors for over 33 years training and speaking internationally on trauma-informed approaches and suicide prevention.

Chris LaBrusciano

As a young child in his first school days Chris’s teacher noted how he had supported a fellow student who was struggling and overwhelmed by emotional challenges. Through his own traumatic life experiences he had begun developing awareness and coping skills that he was able to share with his peers. Later on in his secondary school (teen years) he was chosen to be part of a group trained as “peer counselors” in the late 70’s. After years of food and retail management Chris realized he wanted to use his life skills as a support person for individuals struggling with integration and challenging behaviors. The past twelve years have found him employed as a professional peer support person and advocate and also a yoga instructor at a consumer operated peer support center. Trauma awareness and the myriad of coping skills we are capable of developing for survival inform his world view. The belief in hope, balance and re-alignment as natural processes keep his focus on wellness, both in his own life and for those he supports.

Christin has worked in behavioral health for 20 years supporting and working with people of various backgrounds. As a credentialed Peer Support and Program Manager Christin is skilled in Recovery & Wellness as they meet each individual personally. Christin enjoys spending her time with children family and friends by camping, hiking and traveling.

My first introduction to WRAP was through my own personal journey of healing. WRAP became more than a way of planning, more than a way of thinking for me; it became a foundation for my entire life. WRAP works! As I later became a mental health professional, I sought training in WRAP in order to more firmly incorporate the ideas and methods of WRAP into my work and to bring the knowledge of WRAP to others.

I am a Certified Peer Specialist. I work at Indian Creek Foundation in Souderton, PA. I have completed the WRAP Seminar one and WRAP Seminar two. I am eager to learn new things, I am a kind and caring person. I work well with other.

I am a Peer Educator with Innovation Recovery Project promoting mental health wellness and resilience across the border regions of the North and South of Ireland. I have lived experience of both mental and physical challenges following a cancer diagnoses. It was through WRAP that I gained a deeper understanding of myself and this journey of self discovery has given me the courage and inspiration to pass that on to others. I am passionate about encouraging others to do the same in order to reach their full potential and to get well and stay well.