Jessica Carroll (Osage) MA-PMHCA, PWS
Jessica Carroll (Osage) MA-PMHCA, PWS has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Portland State University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Graduate Center of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College in Portland Oregon. Jessica came to the Peer Recovery Movement through her work at Lewis & Clark College. It is her hope to inform her work through the lens of lived experience and a strengths based self-directed approach. As an Enrolled Tribal Member of the Osage Nation, Jessica places an especially high value on Indigenous Knowledge and the unique perspective of Sovereign Nations.
Emily Privatsky PWS
Emily Privatsky was drawn to peer support through encountering the Peer Movement 10 years ago, and she deeply believes that everyone can recover. As an empathetic person, Emily has always had a passion for helping others which she initially thought was through the path of Nursing. After working in the medical field for many years, Emily found that supporting others in their self-defined recovery journey was not in the medical field but through peer support. Emily uses her lived experience to help guide her in her role as Project Coordinator for Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center providing training, organizational development, and technical assistance for SAMHSA regions 9 & 10.