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Yvette Pate

Yvette Patricia Pate, MHS, CPS, CPS-S, CPRP, Program Director, New York Peer Advancement Network (NYPAN) (a collaborative statewide initiative between the New York state Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S)

Yvette is a dedicated Peer and Advocacy oriented professional with a Master’s Degree in Human Services, and is a Certified Peer Specialist, a Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor, and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Yvette has worked in the behavioral health field for well over 25 years. She began her career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania providing direct support to individuals living with substance abuse and mental health challenges. Yvette is highly skilled in various aspects of Peer Support, Advocacy, Recovery, Resilience and Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She has held various leadership roles throughout her career, advancing to director of services in 2017. She has overseen up to seven recovery-oriented programs simultaneously. Yvette has been committed throughout her career to promoting independent growth for individuals with diverse realms of trauma and behavioral health challenges. She embraces cultural diversity with care and compassion and brings a strong sense of commitment to all of her endeavors.