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Joanne Forbes

Joanne Forbes Ph.D., Consultant, Author, Founding Board Member Baltic Street Wellness Solutions, Inc

Dr. Forbes trains and consults nationally on system transformation and peer support service delivery, implementation, training, and supervision. She earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University’s Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She has years of experience in the field of mental health as an advocate, educator, administrator, and peer supporter. Her published research on peer supervision is considered a seminal work in the field. She presents frequently at conferences and is the author of Madness: Heroes Returning from the Front Lines. She founded a peer-run Customer Service Department in a large metropolitan psychiatric hospital which evolved into Baltic Street Wellness Solutions Inc., one of the nation’s largest peer-run agencies. She has been widely recognized by state and national organizations as a visionary and advocate for those facing mental health challenges. 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.