Kimberly Marquez-Cortes (She/Her/Hers) is the Programs Manager at PEERS overseeing WRAP®, Special Messages and Communications and Outreach with over a decade of experience working in mental health.
Kimberly is an Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator and has worked directly with the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery to provide WRAP® workshops and training at a statewide and national level. She was a part of a small youth team that co-authored the WRAP® for Youth with Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD.
In addition, Kimberly has had the opportunity to be a conference keynote speaker for CAMHPRO in Sacramento and Alternatives in Washington DC. She has supported the implementation of programs, and executed grants for youth peer-led groups and training on a national level. Kimberly was one of the original members of Doors To Wellbeing’s National Youth Advisory Council, SAMHSA-funded National Consumer Technical Assistance Center. Kimberly was recognized for her work with young adults as a recipient of the TAY Provider of the Year Award from the Pool of Consumer Champions.
Bre Williams is Senior Programs Manager and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator at PEERS. Bre started working in the mental health field as a Transition Age Youth (TAY) advocate for after being diagnosed as a teen. From 2010 – 2012, she established herself as TAY Leader in the community and became…
Heather leads the Tobacco Harm Reduction program and facilitates tobacco presentations, WRAP groups, trainings and orientations, and eCPR workshops. Heather has struggled with her own personal issues stemming from the trauma in her early life. Depression and anxiety have plagued her since she was young, leading to homelessness and hospitals.…
Zakiya Johnson started as an intern and quickly found that her values aligned with PEERS. Zakiya is now a Program Coordinator, currently responsible for supporting programs with evaluations, and provides administrative support to the Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) team and Lift Every Voice and Speak (LEVS) team. Zakiya…