Specialist Spotlight Features

Each month we feature a peer specialist to recognize and celebrate their amazing efforts. To nominate a peer specialist for the Specialist Spotlight, please contact hello@recovree.com

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We are excited to introduce you to our first featured specialist, Nikki, a peer specialist from Wellcome Manor in Garden City, Minnesota. 

Q: How long have you been a peer specialist?

     A: I have been a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist for 1 year and work at Wellcome            Manor Family Services in Garden City, MN.

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This month we are introducing you to Melissa, a peer specialist in long term recovery who is currently a Recovery Navigator for AmeriCorps, placed at AVIVO  in Minneapolis.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a peer specialist?

A: The pleasure it brings being able to assist others on their path. Watching people in recovery spread their wings and grow into their newfound freedom and life is the most rewarding aspect of being a peer specialist.


his month we’re introducing you to Yolanda, a mother of three boys from Chicago, Illinois. Yolanda works for Perspectives in the Supportive Housing Program as a Peer specialist and a Program Liaison.

Q: What have you learned through your journey as a specialist?

A: I’ve learned that I can only carry the message of recovery, but I can’t carry the addict!