Rebecca Evansky, Executive Director of the Wellness Collaborative of New York is supporting the growth of peer support services through an Independent Practice Association comprised of twelve peer-led provider organizations, spanning New York State. She has been instrumental in advancing the collaborative foundation to ensure quality and authenticity of peer support services and the shift towards sustainable value-based contracting.
Prior to this project, she was responsible for overseeing initiatives focused on treatment and prevention of substance use disorders, working to strengthen infrastructure across systems and cultivate strong partnerships across the region as part of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program at the Adirondack Health Institute. Her professional career has been dedicated to behavioral health and wellness initiatives.
Known as a compassionate advocate for special victims, Rebecca has been providing direct client services for over 15 years, including legal and medical advocacy and continues dedicated service as a volunteer to her local domestic violence hotline. Rebecca is a skilled presenter in trauma informed practices, health and wellness planning, collaborative partnerships and strategic planning.