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Emily Childress

Emily Childress, MPA, NYCPS-P; Director of the CORE Peer Navigator Project at Alliance for Rights and Recovery (formerly NYAPRS)

Emily has her own lived experience and is proud to be a provisionally certified NYS Peer Specialist. Emily attended Binghamton University where she completed a BS in Human Development and an MPA. During her undergraduate studies Emily first learned of NYAPRS by attending Legislative Day in Albany. Prior to joining the Alliance, she served for two years on the NYAPRS board of directors as the Southern Tier Regional Coordinator and caucus chair. Emily has eight years of experience providing and advocating for peer support services, including as director of the first peer-run crisis respite house, Our House, in the Southern Tier. Emily is a distinguished trainer and finds her passion in empowering peers to advocate for themselves. Emily prides herself in developing a fully peer team to operationalize the CORE Peer Navigator Project.