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KC Carpenter

KC Carpenter, Coordinator, New York Peer Advancement Network (NY-PAN), National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.)

KC Carpenter (they/them) is currently serving in a dual role at the National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.) as an administrative assistant for the organization as well as the Program Coordinator for the New York Peer Advancement Network (NY-PAN). After 9 years of direct mental health service, including 7 years of experience as a direct service peer supporter in the state of Vermont in a peer-run residential setting, KC was thrilled for the opportunity to lend their experience and skills towards supporting the peer support profession at a larger scale. In addition to their own personal life experiences, KC brings with them skills around outreach, communications, fundraising, and teaching. They are trained in Intentional Peer Support (IPS) and are passionate about peers reclaiming their power outside of mainstream and clinical settings.