Accreditation Services Coordinator
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Nelson Spence is man in long-term recovery from both substance use and mental health challenges. He joins the Faces & Voices of Recovery team as the Accreditation Services Coordinator where he uses his experience in technology and science education to grow and support recovery community organizations and peer recovery support service programs in their CAPRSS accreditation process.
Prior to joining the team, Nelson worked for Oxford House, Inc., a non-profit nationwide network of recovery homes, as an Outreach Services Representative. In his Outreach Service Representative role, he advocated for change in systems of care to expand recovery housing and aided in growing and building infrastructure for a formal Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Council.
Working for nearly a decade in education, he is passionate about sharing knowledge with others and helping others grow in their own unique way. With this passion and his interest in growing the field, and in local and national communities, he is a dedicated and emerging leader and has been recognized for his work with ROSC in his home state of Texas.
Workshop Session 2
Building Towards a Sustainable Peer Workforce
Peer Recovery Support Service programs and organizations are thriving across the nation and contribute to the overall recovery-orientation in the systems of care to which they belong. Operating in both traditional and non-traditional behavioral health settings, the peer recovery workforce delivers a variety of robust programs and services to individuals in or seeking recovery. Joseph Hogan-Sanchez, Director of Programs, and Nelson Spence, Accreditation Services Coordinator, at Faces & Voices of Recovery will be presenting on how organizations can develop infrastructure and meet national standards for the excellence in Peer Recovery Support Service delivery, and continue to support the development of the peer recovery support workforce in New Jersey.
This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC