NEXT COMMUNITY EDUCATION is TUESDAY, August 25th from 7-8:30pm on Zoom. Community Education is free and open to the public.

We have missed learning with you at our Community Education meetings so let’s get together and get smart on Zoom!  On Tuesday, August 25th we will hold our Community Education via Zoom so we can all stay safe.  If you are interested in joining our August Community Ed, please email Jill at to get the link.

Our August 25th Speaker is:

Please join Region 4 Peer Recovery Specialist Coordinators Carla Heath and Dianna Taylor as they share Peer Support Talks! What peer support is and is not, guiding basic principles of peer support, where one can receive peer support, inspiring stories from Peers on the front lines, process of becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.


CARLA E. HEATH – I have twelve years’ experience in the peer field, developing, providing and overseeing peer services. I feel my experience and skills acquired in serving as a cofounder and Executive Director of a non-profit center, combined with my work at Community Service Boards, gives me a unique perspective regarding peer and recovery-oriented services.

I am a CPRS Trainer, a WRAP facilitator trainer, and an ECPR trainer.  I have conducted numerous workshops at conferences and have given keynote addresses.

My story has been told in the book “Firewalkers,” as well as in articles in Richmond’s Style Weekly and the Chesterfield Observer.  I was honored to be a part of a segment on ABC News regarding recovery from mental health challenges.

I am excited to be working in Region 4, with Dianna Taylor, as a Peer Recovery Specialist Coordinator, as we work to build and improve peer services for the region.

DIANNA TAYLOR – Prior to coming to Virginia a few years ago, I served in several peer and leadership capacities and engaged in program development, grant writing and administrative collaboration at the state and regional levels in California.  Additionally, I have worked closely with business leaders and other stakeholders in a number of capacities to gain support for program start-up.  

I started my new role as Region IV Peer Support Coordinator, on May 29, 2018.  In this role, I have been tasked with growing the peer workforce. I am very excited I was chosen to join Carla Heath at RBHA in this capacity. 

My vision is to grow the Region 4 Peer Workforce collaboratively and to have our model be the catalyst for future regions.

There is much to be done and I am confident that together we can! 

Join us on August 25th at 7pm on Zoom. We look forward to learning with you!

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