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Behavioral Health Collaborative: Peer Delivered Services Workgroup

PDS Core Team Meetings

For 10 years, the Peer Delivered Services (PDS) Core Team has worked to increase the quantity and quality of PDS throughout Oregon.

PDS Core Team membership includes Oregon Health Authority (OHA staff), Peer Support Specialists, Peer Wellness Specialists, Family Support Specialists, Youth Support Specialists, providers and consumer advocates.

To move forward with BHC recommendations, the Team met for a planning meeting on May 24, 2017. Three workgroups will meet over the summer to prepare their reports.

Meeting Schedules

PDS Workforce Preparation and Ongoing Discipline Preparation Workgroup

Members: LaKeesha Dumas (Traditional Health Workers Commission), Eric Martin (MAAPPs), Tammi Paul (THW), Mae Salas (Oregon Peer Network Facilitating Center), Steve Sanden (Bay Area First Step), Tony Vezina (Youth-4th Dimension)

PDS Supervisor Qualifications Workgroup

Members: Tammy Brister (Family Leaders), LaKeesha Dumas (Traditional Health Workers Commission, Delilah Kennedy (Forensic Peer), Ally Linfoot (AMHPAC), Erika Salgado (Youth MOVE)

PDS System Standards Workgroup

Members: Mary Buzzell (CSAC),  Jammie Farish(CSAC), Kevin Fitts(AMHPAC), Joan Keenen( OSEPC),  Sharon Kuehn (OCAC), Ally Linfoot (AMHPAC),  Shannon  Marble(HSD-Youth,)  Eric Martin(MAAPPs),  Laura Rose Misaras( OCAC) Tammi Paul (THW), Mae Salas  (Oregon Peer Network Facilitating Center), Erika Salgado (Youth MOVE), Adrienne  Scavera(MHAO) Tony Vezina (Youth)

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Please contact Brandy Hemsley.