Keynote Speakers and Seminar Leaders

Highly qualified Copeland Center educators are available to work with you to meet your specific needs for:

  • a keynote speaker or presenter
  • a training seminar or workshop
  • a package of services to help you develop recovery and WRAP expertise
  • consultation to help your organization more effectively focus on recovery

The Copeland Center welcomes all inquiries for providing workshops, seminars, speakers or consultations in your area. Please contact us to discuss options or call 802-254-5335.

Speaker Profiles

Adam Calderon

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.

Consumer for over 25 years. peer counselor 2 years. Happy to help.

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.

Akavar is an experienced NAMI In Our Own Voice presenter. Having made over 300 of these presentations he was certified as a WRAP facilitator in October 2013. Akavar is changing his focus from presentations to facilitating WRAP. As such, he is interested in exploring any and all opportunities to share WRAP facilitation.

I am a fourth year McGill student from Ontario majoring in psychology. I first learned about WRAP during a time in my life when I really needed a program just like it. I have learned so much about self compassion and the meaning of wellness and being able to facilitate groups and share that with others has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. Learning how to manage my own wellness in the process has been an invaluable experience.

Allicia Walford

FEAR, Face Everything And Recover. 25 years in this journey called recovery and everyday it still comes down to being present in the moment. I have struggled with depression and multiple addictions my entire life, Today as a result of giving back what was so freely given to me I experience a life that brings me exactly what it is supposed to everyday, joy, success, sadness, frustration, challenges.

Alyssa Sukana

Hey there, my name is Alyssa. I am a recently certified peer specialist and WRAP facilitator. However, my personal journey towards recovery has been life long. I think we all have something to offer to the world and connecting with others throughout their own personal journey through WRAP which is a learning experience I am highly motivated by. I look forward to working with you towards wellness and recovery!

Hello! My name is Amanda and I've been in recovery for 5 years, and am still a bit new to all the different tools for recovery. I first discovered WRAP over a year ago during my CPFS training. I love the idea that WRAP can be used for a variety of situations and would like to continue building WRAP for all of the barriers faced in the mental health system. I look forward to sharing and learning more WRAP with others!

Amanda N. Moser

Hello! My name is Amanda Moser and I first discovered the WRAP program through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wood County. I have worked at NAMI Wood County for the past couple years. As someone who lives with a mental illness, it has become my passion and (I believe) my purpose to help people live happier and healthier lives. I truly believe WRAP is an excellent tool and I look forward to sharing it with others!

Amber Myrda

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, I currently call the border town of El Paso, TX home. My personal journey with recovery has been full of ups and downs, but it has allowed me to discover my passion for using my own struggles and victories to help others. I am studying to become a social worker, and through my internship, was offered a job at the Opportunity Center for the Homeless as the Mental Health Project Coordinator. Recently certified as a WRAP Facilitator, my goal is to bring this wonderful program to others to help them be successful in their recovery journey.

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