About Us

The Nebraska Coalition For Peer Delivered Services

Wellbeing Initiatives has been awarded a grant through SAMHSA to develop The Nebraska Coalition for Peer Delivered Services (NCPDS). The NCPDS connects individuals and organizations providing peer services across the state in an effort to build the capacity and sustainability of peer efforts in Nebraska. The NCPDS embraces the challenges of uniting largely rural communities to provide access to training, networking opportunities, and technical assistance to peer-led and provider groups seeking to integrate Peer Delivered Services into their recovery approach.

Our goal is to promote Consumers and Peer Support Specialists engagement with Providers, peer-led groups and organizations, and state-level Consumer Affairs. Peers and Providers across Nebraska will have increased access to the support and resources needed to establish quality peer programming, stimulating expansion of Peer Delivered Services in Nebraska.

Danielle Smith

Nebraska Coalition for Peer Delivered Services

Danielle is a Certified Peer Support and Wellness Specialist and is the Project Director of the Nebraska Coalition for Peer Delivered Services. Danielle is a certified facilitator in Advance level WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), WHAM (Whole Health Action Management) and
SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training). She is a strong advocate and has unlimited passion for the peer support movement in Nebraska. Danielle strives to bring hope to people in recovery and supports a sense of belonging for peers within the community. Her
primary goals are to empower, connect, advocate, and provide education for all peers in the state of Nebraska. When Danielle is not working, she focuses on her own personal wellness and spending time with her family.

 

Sadie Thompson

Nebraska Coalition for Peer Delivered Services

 

Community Leaders

Nebraska Peer Advisory Board 

The Mission of the Nebraska Peer Advisory Board is to build and maintain cohesiveness and sustainability of the peer movement in the state of Nebraska. They work in a collaborative manner to serve over all six regions.

Jenn Nelson, CPSS

Advisory Board Chair 

Jenn is the Director of Peer Services at CenterPointe, a leading provider of mental health and substance use services in Lincoln and Omaha. Follow the link to find out more about Jenn and the rest of the Advisory Board.

Chris Allende, CPSS

Advisory Board Vice-Chair

Chris started his walk of recovery almost 14 years ago in a faith based recovery program called Youth Challenge based in Hartford, CT.  Follow the link to find out more about Chris and the rest of the Advisory Board.

Lisa Guell

Advisory Board Secretary 

Tammy Fiala, CPSS

Tammy Fiala serves as the Region 3 Consumer Specialist for 22 counties in south central Nebraska. Follow the link to find out more about Tammy and the rest of the Advisory Board.

Tommy Newcombe, CPSWS

Tommy Newcombe is dedicated to the success of peer support in Nebraska and across the nation.  Follow the link to find out more about Tommy and the rest of the Advisory Board.

David Jones, CPSWS

David Jones is the Consumer Specialist for Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority.  Region 1 serves the panhandle of Nebraska. Follow the link to find out more about David and the rest of the Advisory Board.

 

Jon Thomsen, CPSWS

 Jon is a Certified Peer Support and Wellness Specialist and is the supervisor for two peer support programs with Community Alliance. Follow the link to find out more about Jon and the rest of the Advisory Board.

Corey Brockway, CPSWS

Corey Brockway has served as a Region 2 Human Services Consumer Specialist since 2007.  Region II serves 17 counties in west central Nebraska. Follow the link to find out more about Corey and the rest of the Advisory Board.

Deb Turner, CPSS

Deb Turner is a certified Family Peer Support Specialist for Independence Rising, where she will be working with families to provide services and supports to families raising a child or young adult who is experiencing social, emotional, addiction, or behavioral health challenges in their home, school, community and/or placement. Follow the link to find out more about Deb and the rest of the Advisory Board

PEER ORGANIZED • PEER DRIVEN • PEER RUN

Stay tuned for more information regarding our website and combined efforts across the state to bring peers and peer support specialists together as one cohesive group. Contact Us for More Info!

(402) 314-9387

NCPDS@winitiative.org

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