Renee values the education and support PEERS brings to the community to end stigma and discrimination within the Mental Health Movement and looks forward to offering her gifts as a Program Assistant for the Everyone Counts Campaign and the Healing Arts Program.
Renee is passionate about wellness, spirituality, and peer support. She found Alameda County’s mental health movement in 2011. For three years prior to that, she had experienced severe depression and received many Messages. Her messages ultimately led her to experience the biggest and best Spiritual Emergence of her life. She followed the Guidance of her Higher Power and the steps she took led her to heal her mental health and physical health conditions. She thrives in life in many areas with Whole Health and Spiritual Wellness Tools.
She became a member of PEERS “Lift Every Voice and Speak” Speaker’s Bureau and even became a WRAP facilitator. Over the last eleven years, Renee has completed the BestNow! Program, has worked on various other projects, and has served in four committees with POCC, Alameda County Care Connect and two of the Bay Area’s public-school systems.
Renee brings “lived experience”, an elementary school teaching credential, as well as loving practice and skills working with individuals in Contra Costa County’s three detention facilities. She has enjoyed serving within various community organizations in the Bay Area as well as Los Angeles over the last 30+ years.
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…
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…
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…