Steve first became acquainted with PEERS while being an intern through the BestNow! peer specialist training program. They are now the WRAP Program Assistant for PEERS. As a person of color who also identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a person with physical as well as mental health challenges, Steve‘s goal is to reach out, connect with and encourage as many people as they can with the message that ‘no matter what obstacles may have come your way or how difficult things may seem, if you don’t give up and persevere, good things can happen’. Steve believes in the power of WRAP and is proud to be working for PEERS in helping to make the WRAP program as fantastic as possible utilizing their skill set.
During their free time, among other things, Steve enjoys baking and cooking vegan foods, singing, and connecting with friends
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…
Vilma was an intern at PEERS through BestNow! peer specialist training program and is now employed as a Program Coordinator and WRAP facilitator. Originally from Lithuania, Vilma has a lived immigration experience. She takes interest in mental health, wellness, and addiction recovery, and is committed to self-determination and healing. Vilma…
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…
WRAP Program Assistant