Foundation for Recovery along with the Veteran Recovery Center and NAMI
Southern Nevada is hosting a full day to celebrate Global Peer Support
Celebration Day. National keynote speakers include Robert Ashford, MSW currently
working with JBS International and as a research assistant at the Center
for the Studies of Addiction, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Matt Butler,
an amazing songwriter, musician and artistic voice for recovery will perform
and Ryan Hampton, author of American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis
– and How to End It will also be guest presenters at our event. Along with our
national speakers, peer support providers from across the state of Nevada will
be highlighting the important peer support programs currently implemented
for individuals in and seeking recovery in our local communities.


8:30 – 9:00AMRegistration
9:00 – 9:15AMWelcome and Overview of Day – Chelsey Mony, Director of the
Nevada Statewide Recovery Network Project, Foundation for Recovery
9:15 – 10:15AMLanguage of Recovery; Does it Matter?
Robert Ashford, University of the Sciences, Substance Use Disorder Institute
10:15 – 10:30AMBREAK
10:30 – 11:15AMPeer Support in Veterans Administration
Anthony Dozier and Amy Jack, VA Peer Support Specialists
11:15AM – 12:15PEthical Considerations in Peer Support
Daniel Fred, MS, CASAT, University of Reno
12:15 – 1:00PMLunch and networking
1:00 – 1:30PMNAMI – In Our Own Voices
1:30 to 2:30PMRecovery Support Services in Our Community
Panelists: Joe Engle (TINHIH), Paul Vautrinot (Freedom House), Tina DeCola (Fire & Rescue Communications/Peer Support), Bryan Chavez (Silver Summit), John Newell (Foundation for Recovery), Quinnie Winbush (Center for Behavioral Health)
2:30 to 2:45PMBREAK
2:45 to 3:30PMSupervision in Peer Support, Will Allphin,
Director of Programs, Foundation for Recovery
3:30 to 4:30PMMatt Butler, Just One Foundation, Singer/Songwriter
4:30 to 5:00PMRyan Hampton, Author of American Fix: Inside the Opioid
Addiction Crisis and How to End It | Book Signing and CALL TO ACTION!