James Tillett was born and raised in Spokane, WA. He is a Recovery Coach,
Certified Peer Counselor, Group Facilitator, and he has an Associate’s Degree in
Psychology through the University of Phoenix. James has a wide array of lived
experiences from years of addiction and mental health struggles. He has performed as a
standup comedian locally and has even headlined at the Crawdad Fest in Troy,
Montana. He has become ever more passionate about his recovery after almost losing
his life in February of 2021 from endocarditis, pneumonia, and many other addiction
inflicted illnesses. James is currently on the board of the Peer Network and the steering
committee for the Washington Syndemic Planning Committee, which is aimed at tackling
HIV, Hep C, and STI infections in Washington state. He's currently employed by Peer
Spokane as the Volunteer Coordinator. In his off time, James enjoys creative outlets like
cartoon art, music, writing and he is well known for his extensive collection of wrestling
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Evelyn Clark is a Mexican-Native American woman whois passionate about Racial Equity, Leadershipdevelopment and peer support. She has nearly 15years of experience serving young people and theirfamilies who were system involved.
Jim Wikel is a Citizen of The Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, mixed blood, German/Scotch-Irish on my Father's Side In long term recovery from addiction and mental health challenges I've been a peer supporter since 2015 Currently live in Salem OR Currently working for The Confederated Tribes of The Grand Ronde Great Circle Recovery Opioid Treatment Center.
John is the Co-Director of the nonprofit, Dads Move and holds several certifications as a trainer in Mental Health. He is always seeking to break new ground and share his knowledge of education advocacy.
My name is Siproena Johnson and I found origami to be a natural resource for my mental and physical health after being diagnosed with Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis in my early childhood.