Coordinator Academy of Peer Services Virtual Learning Community, Rutgers University
Rita is an instructional designer with lived experience of a major mental health diagnosis and over 20 years of offering mutual support and recovery education. Rita was the acting director of operations for the National Association of Peer Services (N.A.P.S.) for two years and continues to serve on a national workgroup on the supervision of peer specialists and other workforce issues. She is a frequent lecturer on peer support values, practice, and supervision.