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Robbie Lettieri

Robert Lettieri, NYCPS, YPA-C, Robert Lettieri, NYCPS, YPA-C, Long Island Regional Youth Advocacy Specialist II, NYS Office of Mental Health, Office of Advocacy and Peer Support Services (OAPSS)

Robert received his bachelor’s degree in Community Health and Human Services from SUNY Empire State University and currently works for the New York State Office of Mental Health. He is an international speaker and advocate who is passionate about creating a more inclusive and supportive society. Growing up in both the health care and mental health systems, he is dedicated to advocating for others who have endured both similar and abstract hardships. Robert’s expertise revolves around supervising youth and adult peer advocates. He partnered with BOCES and NYSED to secure a contract to receive funding and reimbursement for the program within every public school district in New York State. Robert also collaborated with SUNY Empire State University to secure 12 college credits for all individuals who hold a Professional YPA Credential. Robert has led a statewide workforce and collaborated with numerous statewide and national organizations to advocate for the expansion and sustainability of the peer workforce.