Meet our Peer Support Specialists
Ohlaina Steed, Peer Support Specialist
Before becoming a Peer Support Specialist I waited tables at various restaurants. I started out as a client of RHS suffering from Bipolar Disorder. About six years ago, I felt I had reached my mental health goals and decided to end services. In 2013, I got a call from DeVere Hunt, Co-Owner of RHS, he asked if I would be interested in becoming a Peer Support Specialist. He was searching for someone that could be a good example of recovery. DeVere knew I was doing well with my mental illness and felt I could help other's reach their goals. I've struggled with mental illness for a large portion of my life, and I continue to work on it daily. I still make the conscious effort to get out of the house and go to work every day. My mental illness is still present, but I work hard at keeping myself in check. Being a Peer Support makes me grateful for where I am and where I've come from. Seeing my client's progress makes being a Peer Specialist worth it. I have clients that have reduced their hospital stays and jail time to little or none. It is a blessing to help others achieve thier independence and learn to cope with their daily battles of mental illness.
Kris Cruz, Peer Support Specialist
Ella Johnson, Peer Support Specialist
Markus Ellwood, Peer Support Specialist
Justin Rees, Peer Support Specialist