Meet the Team: Amey Dettmer

Amey DettmerAmey Dettmer is the Program Manager of the SAMHSA-funded Doors to Wellbeing National Technical Assistance Center for Mental Health Recovery at the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. Amey has lived experience in youth-serving systems, as she was institutionalized in a Youth Residential Treatment and Diagnostic Center as a teenager. Turning her experiences into meaning, she graduated from Peer Specialist Certification Training in Pennsylvania when she was 21 years old. Since certification, Amey has worked as a Certified Peer Support Specialist in community-based settings, residential settings, and as a peer support supervisor. In 2016, she started working with the Copeland Center providing peer support and wellness recovery education nationally. Amey’s work now focuses specifically on peer specialists, youth leadership development, peer-led recovery education, and Psychiatric Advance Directives. In December 2018, her devoted efforts resulted in recognition by the National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.) as she received the  “Disruptive Innovator Award” highlighting her work in youth peer leadership and honoring her as a young adult who has made a significant transformative contribution to the field of Peer Support through leadership, programming, and activism. Amey previously served as a National Association of Peer Supporters Board Member supporting a mission of growing access to peer support nationwide.  When Amey is not busy pursuing her passion for peer support and elevating youth voice, she enjoys spending time in nature, kayaking, and with her pets and children.