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Gita Enders

Gita Enders, LMSW, MA, NYCPS, Director of Peer Services, NYC Health + Hospitals

Gita shares with her peers the lived experience of a mental health challenge. She currently holds the position of Director in the NYC Health + Hospitals / Office of Behavioral Health, where she oversees numerous health care delivery system activities impacting individuals who use mental health, substance use, and co-occurring treatment services, and provides oversight to the peer-run NYC H+H Peer Academy. Prior to joining NYC H+H, Gita provided services ranging from board membership to directing training at peer-run agencies in Arizona. She presents locally and nationally on programming and supervision, and consults on the development of training curricula. Gita is a Licensed Master Social Worker; she has a Master’s degree in English, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and is a NYS Certified Peer Specialist. She is co-editor of the book, “What it Takes: Wisdom from Peer Support Specialists & Supervisors,” and sits on the Board of Baltic Street Wellness Solutions, Inc.