Tessa has knowledge in the Human Behavior field and helps house people with lived experience. She works with a local government in providing services which consist of mental health, substance use disorder and domestic violence resources. She is attending the University of Maryland and pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Substance Use. Supporting the Peer movement gives her great joy.
I was a case manager for a non-profit located in downtown Silver Spring, Md. I have been clean for 30yrs. My responsibility included building repour with individuals with lived experience. I helped create unique pathways of recovery for individuals in their recovery and wellness. I was able to build bridges and advocate for the vulnerable population in Montgomery County. I appreciate being of service to help people to connect with services and resources to resolve their needs. Also, to help them move forward in their lives when concerning their mental health and substance use disorder.
Warren graduated from Valparaiso University. Upon graduating he began his career in the United States Army as a Tomb Guard. In the following years he earned a J.D. degree in Law from the Valparaiso School of Law and a Master's degree in Tax from Georgetown University. For 37 years he devoted his career to public service with various positions in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. In 2017 he retired from his position as a Senior Litigator. In 2013 he became a member of the Board of Directors for On Our Own Montgomery County. During his six years as a board member he served as treasurer and chairperson for several committees including personnel, finance and nominating.
Vondell is a human resource professional with 15 year of training experience with a focus on and delivering leadership, and professional development training. He also has a proven track record of delivering trainings to a diverse group of trainees including senior staff members. Vondell obtained his Bachelors degree of science in Human Resources and Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He spends time volunteering in the community by connecting with the homeless and offering them resources.
I live with bipolar disorder. I utilize a peer-driven organization in Montgomery County where I learned of wellness tools which changed my life. I am currently in college to obtain an Associate's degree in American Sign Language. I joined Women of Positive Change to help others and support my community.