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Ellen Healion

Ellen Healion, MA.Ed, NYCPS, Director of Peer Bridger Services & National Technical Assistance Provider, Alliance for Rights and Recovery

Ellen began her career in the field of special education until her own experience with the mental health service system. She has been a well-respected peer services consultant within mental health systems, agencies, and programs for over 30 years. That experience has given her extraordinary expertise in the many nuances of Mental Health Systems and the infusion of recovery, peer services, creating system change within local, state, and federal policy. Through the Alliance and other consulting engagements, Ms. Healion has provided technical assistance in peer programs and services to State Departments of Mental Health in Arizona, Mississippi, and Washington State, in addition to peer-run agencies in New York. Ellen presents at conferences and trains on a variety of topics affecting individuals in recovery. Ms. Healion participates with boards and committees of related organizations locally and nationally, bringing the voice of recovery to the landscape of Mental Health Services, Medicaid and Managed Care.