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 also supports program related events such as the We Move for Health Walk (formerly 10×10 Walk).
Zakiya has also been introduced to the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®). She has started to use the tools to support herself through school and family life. She is excited to be a part of educating and reducing the stigma about mental health in her community and has joined the Pool Of Consumer Champions (POCC) a program of Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services with a membership of 900+. She is excited to continue to grow as an advocate in this field and continue to network with peers across Alameda County.
Zakiya likes to spend time with her children, family, and friends. Zakiya is a Bay Area native and loves interacting with people and has a strong interest in helping youth who have experienced trauma. Zakiya attends San Francisco State University and is working toward her Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies/Social Work.
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…
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…
Kenneth Kozi Arrington is the Programs Outreach Coordinator for PEERS. In this role, Kozi reaches out to various Alameda County communities, organizations, agencies and learning institutions that serve and/or educate people with mental health challenges. He also plays a lead role with Emotional CPR and facilitates Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)…