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Matthew McDonald, NYCPS, CRPA

Academy of Peer Services,
Rutgers University

Matthew McDonald

Matthew McDonald is a New York Certified Peer Specialist (NYCPS) and a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA). Navigating a decade-long path toward recovery himself, Matthew’s lived experience provides him necessary and profound insights into myriad systems of care, as they exist in New York State. He previously worked as a Certification Coordinator for the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board (NYPSCB), interacting with hundreds of Certified and prospective Peer Specialists across New York.