Amy has been on a journey of recovery since graduating from the Felony Mental Health Court in 2016. After this, she realized she wanted to walk alongside those seeking support and recovery. Amy continued to build upon her passion to help others and became a Certified Peer Counselor in 2018. In 2019, she completed her Peer Specialist certification through NAADAC.
Amy participated on the HCA’s Enhanced Peer Services Continuing Education External Workgroup in the development of the “Intersection of Behavioral Health and the Law” curriculum. She has been involved in the Peer community in various ways. She helped form the Spokane County Felony Therapeutic Drug Court’s peer support program and is an active member of the Center for Rural Opiate Prevention, Treatment and Recovery (CROP+TR) advisory board. She has presented several webinars including “The Importance of Peer Support in Recovery” and “Peer Leadership: Together We Stand.”
Amy has been involved in coalitions, is the secretary for the Peers Empower Peers conference and serves on several advisory boards as a subject matter expert and thrives on having connection within her community and empowering other peers to find their power. In 2019 Amy started a new journey with Multi-Care working in the ER at Deaconess hospital as a Care Navigator, utilizing her Peer Support skills to support people suffering from OUD, and just accepted a position to become the first Peer Support Specialist at Deaconess hospital, supporting those suffering from SUD and Mental health challenges. She aspires to transform systems from within and build further Peer support programs, as she has seen the impact this has made on the lives of those that she serves. She just became a certified level one Warrior Goddess facilitator and cannot wait to share this new knowledge.
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Terrance Nelson came to Spokane from Alaska in 2010 beginning his journey of recovery. Over the last 13 years he has explored community building while utilizing person centered care and at the heart of this workshop he shares insight into a core value of his self-care: Exercising Your Yes and Protecting Your No. He brings laughter and stories to share that will help each one in attendance understand the value of self-care and leave refreshed as they go back in to serving others.
Jordan Davis is the PR Manager at Jones Community Solutions. He is a devoted father and a passionate advocate for empowering others. Jordan is thrilled to attend the Peers Empower Peers Conference as an emerging leader. His diverse range of skills include being a certified peer counselor in training, an artist, a community convener, a visionary & futurist. By combining these roles, he bring a unique perspective and a strong sense of purpose to the conference.
The curator of creativity and innovator of antics when it comes to Peer support. Highly passionate and dedicated to providing compassionate support to the individuals in co- occurring recovery. Enthusiasm, and strength based beliefs allow for him to get the most of of his community members and partners never hesitating to build bridges when given the chance.
Amy has been on a journey of recovery since graduating from the Felony Mental Health Court in 2016. After this life-changing event, she realized she wanted to walk alongside those seeking support and recovery. Amy became a CPC in 2018 and in 2019, she became nationally certified as a peer specialist through the Association for Addiction Professionals. Amy began working as a care navigator, utilizing her peer support skills and became the first peer support specialist at Deaconess hospital, creating a hospital-based peer program. She began as the Recovery Café manager in Spokane in 2022 and has since accepted a position with WSU and HCA as the Peer Bridger/Peer Respite program manager. Amy aspires to transform systems from within and build further peer support programs, as she has seen the impact this has made on the lives of those that she serves.