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.
Andrea Barras is a youth peer support and currently works at Communicare. Andrea is currently working on her Bachelors in social work and would like to eventually be an art therapist. She has experience in behavioral health, domestic violence, DDID and transitional age youth. As a new WRAP facilitator she looks forward to spreading the wellness and recovery.
Andrea has been living with Bipolar I for over 20 years since being diagnosed as a college student the summer after her freshman year. She earned her undergraduate degree in Journalism at Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Teaching at Bellarmine University and has worked as a special education teacher as well as in many different roles in business. She is now the program coordinator for the Bridgehaven Center For Peer Excellence in Louisville, Kentucky.
I am a Certified Peer Specialist for Adult Services at Life Management Center of Northwest Florida in Bay County, Florida.
My name is Angela Ellingsworth and I live with mental illness and a substance use disorder. I have been in recovery from both for eleven months. Attending the WRAP Seminar 1 played a major role in strengthening my recovery. At Seminar 1, I learned vital coping skills and developed a daily maintenance plan that I refer to frequently. Also from my experience in WRAP Seminar 1, I discovered my passion for peer support and continued on to get certified as an Adult Peer Support Specialist.
Anita Kennedy was introduced to WRAP IN 2013. After almost 2 years of applying WRAP to a variety of life situations and the unbelievable progress she experienced, she enrolled to be trained as a WRAP Facilitator. Since 1993 Anita has been working with at risk populations and professional organizations to coordinate, facilitate, and consult. Anita is excited to bring WRAP to individuals and communities that are working hard to seek and maintain wellness.
As one of the many people affected by a severe mental illness I've found that the WRAP model of recovery has served me as an important wellness tool. I'd be happy to give back to my community by facilitating a group in the San Diego area.
Anne Shoup has been serving as a Certified WRAP facilitator since 2009 and was re-certified in the spring of 2015. She has been involved in the recovery movement since 2006 and uses her own WRAP to help maintain her wellness. She has a BA in Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University and was a founding board member for the “Peer Run Center for Hope” in Boise, Idaho. She is active as a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice Presenter, Connection Recovery Support Group facilitator and a Certified Peer Specialist. Anne currently serves as the Executive Director for the NAMI Boise affiliate. She lives with her husband of 23 years, two dogs and a cat, all of whom are active participants in her WRAP.
Anthony is from the Village of Harlem
Education: New York City Public Schools. Primary Experience: UCLA (the University Corner -Lenox Avenue)
After several trials and tribulations and some years of extensive research this Air Force Veteran stumbled into the FDR VAMC. November 17, 1993 to the present, many self help programs and tools have helped Anthony live the Fun Full productive life that you will see, when we meet.
Ashlee works as an Advocate and Outreach Worker for Vermont Psychiatric Survivors. She provides peer support and access to resources to individuals in an inpatient psychiatric unit. She believes in empowering others to take control of their own personal wellness. Ashlee developed her own WRAP in July 2015. She loves having the opportunity to share the power of WRAP with others in her community.