National Learning Collaborative

When you become a Family Road Map (FRM) Certified Facilitator or Young Adult Road Map (YARM) Certified Coach, you join our National Learning Collaborative, which consists of Certified FRM Facilitators, YARM Coaches, Trainers, Master Trainers, and National Master Trainers who live and work in communities from Maine to Guam. Many work in system of care grantee initiatives, mental health agencies, schools, or family advocacy organizations that serve children, youth, and young adults with developmental, mental health, intellectual, and other special health needs.

The National Learning Collaborative works together to improve the programming used with the Road Map Series. Ongoing contact between the Collaborative members allows for the conversation to continue, and bright ideas from a network of professionals to be shared in a larger sense. Because the Road Map Series is taught based on the diverse and cultural needs of individual communities, we at Family Road Map Institute love hearing the customized ways the Road Map programming was brought to your community.

MEMBERS FAMILY ROAD MAP INSTITUTE’S NATIONAL LEARNING COLLABORATIVE

Family Road Map Facilitators    Young Adult Road Map Coaches    Trainers    Master Trainers    National Master Trainers

Family Road Map Facilitators – Licensed to conduct group sessions and one-on-one instruction using the Family Road Map course content.

California:

  • Angela Noland
  • Diana Alvarez
  • Emma Spillner
  • Jennifer Lunbeck
  • Lacey Burns
  • Niekachi Nwogu
  • Persephone Gonzalez
  • Tanya McCullom

Delaware:

  • Kaytra MacDonald
  • Laurie Little
  • Tony Avallone

Florida:

  • Susan Nyamora
  • Lisa Math
  • Gretchen Rovira
  • John Glover
  • Marangelie Olivares
  • Melina Markos
  • Rachael Craig-Dunn
  • Sara Kruchkow
  • Traci Ortiz

Pennsylvania:

  • Tracy Palazzotto
  • Aurelia Carter
  • Jill Santiago
  • Alda Walker
  • Shadena Higgins
  • Oliver Coleman
  • Jonathan Ball
  • George Fleming
  • Christine Snyder
  • Alexis Noga
  • Jason Jackson
  • Roxanne Johnson
  • Adrienne Russell
  • Karan Steele
  • Timothy Truckenmiller

Young Adult Road Map Coaches –  Licensed to conduct group sessions and one-on-one instruction using the Young Adult Road Map course content.

Pennsylvania:

  • Zachary Karenchak
  • Tracy Palazzotto
  • Aurelia Carter
  • LaDina Anderson
  • Colette Beckwith
  • Dradia Tomblin
  • Liz Woodley
  • Michael Harrell
  • Haley Koontz-Donohue
  • Nneka Hawthorne
  • Corey Ludden
  • Kaiona McGowan
  • Sade Santiago
  • Shantey Good
  • Towan Hall
  • Melanie Comans
  • Shannon Ragen
  • Russ Settlemaier
  • Timothy Truckenmiller
  • Erica Johnson
  • Alexander Brecht
  • Julia Roberson

Trainers – Experienced (for a minimum of one year) in implementing the Road Map series programming (workshops, support groups, one-on-one instruction, etc.)  for which they have been certified and trained. 

  • Susan Nyamora, Family Road Map
  • Gretchen Rovira, Family Road Map
  • Joshua Calarino, Family Road Map

Master Trainers – Family Road Map Master Trainers are licensed to train Facilitators in their own communities. Young Adult Road Map Master Trainers are licensed to train Coaches in their own communities. 

  • Crystal Karenchak – Family Road Map
  • Wanda Cummings – Family Road Map
  • Susan Wood – Family Road Map
  • Sue Emley – Family Road Map

National Master Trainers – Licensed to conduct Facilitator and other training sessions nationwide for the Road Map Series for which they have been trained and certified.

  • Wendy Besmann – Family Road Map and Young Adult Road Map
  • Keva Clark – Family Road Map
  • Angie Lassiter – Family Road Map
  • Heather Hall – Young Adult Road Map

 

Team Up For Your Child Road Map (prior to the new 2017 Family Road Map)
Fully Credentialed Instructors (Have facilitated at least one training):

Arkansas:

  • Shane Ham, Community Care Director, Child & Adolescent Support System Program, Mid-South Health Systems, West Memphis, Arkansas
  • Krystal Rucks, Family Support Partner, South AR Regional Health Center, El Dorado AR
  • Kimberly Seibert, Certified Parent Support Provider, Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Tawnya Hudson, Family Support Provider, Wraparound Facilitator, Dayspring Behavioral Health Systems, Springdale, Arkansas

Delaware:

  • Barbara Messick, Family Advocate, Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services

Florida:

  • Susan Nyamora, Exec. Director, South Florida Wellness Network, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Gretchen Rovira, South Florida Wellness Network, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Rocio Tucen, Family Engagement Specialist, Federation of Families Miami Dade Chapter, FL


Louisiana:

  • Maryann Mason, Certified Family Support Provider, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Maine:

  • Diane Bouffard, Certified Parent Support Provider, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Augusta, Maine
  • Rebecca Williamson, Parent Representative, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Augusta, Maine

New York:

  • Anne-Marie Freitas, Program Coordinator, VoicesUnited4Change, Orange County, NY
  • Becky Johnson, VoicesUnited4CHange, Orange County, New York

Pennsylvania:

  • Dianna Brocious, Family Involvement Specialist, Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership
  • Sue McAuliffe, Pennsylvania Families, Inc.
  • Wendy Pennington, Family Advocate, Pennsylvania Families, Inc. 

Team Up For Your Child Road Map Certified Trainers:

Arkansas:

  • Maria Bynum, Family Support Partner, Health Care Resources of AR, Batesville, Arkansas
  • Teri Caldwell, parent advocate, Flippen, Arkansas
  • Debra Owens, Family Support Provider, Health Care Resources of AR, Batesville, Arkansas
  • Charlotte Wade, Family Support Partner, Mid-South Health Systems, Mariana, Arkansas

California:

  • Matthew McDonald, Certified Parent Support Provider, Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Eureka, California
  • Veronica McManus, LEP Family Partner, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, San Leandro, California

Florida:

  • Lorene Bauduy, Community Engagement Specialist, Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  • Joshua Calarino, Lead Peer, Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  • Gloria Castillo, Volunteer, Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  • Christian Ortega, Peer Specialist, Federation of Families Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  • Diane Otero, Peer Specialist, Federation of Families Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  • Janet Pereyra, Executive Director, Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter Inc., Florida

Georgia:

  • Courtney Lamar, Muscogee School System, Muscogee, Georgia

 Hawaii:

  • Marcial (Pualani) Basbas, Parent Partner, Child and Family Services, Hawaii
  • Carmen Bowman, Parent Partner, Child and Family Services, Hawaii

Kentucky

  • Jennifer Gray, Help Me Grow Kentucky

 Louisiana:

  • Sheila Jordan, Family Lead, Coordinated System of Care, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

 Maine:

  • Nikki Jackson, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Augusta, Maine

 Mississippi:

  • Nikki Flippins, Training Director, Families As Allies, Mississippi

North Carolina:

  • Dulce Ramirez, Youth Resource Specialist, BECOMING DURHAM, Durham, North Carolina

 New York:

  • Kathy Gardini, Program Director, Queens Family Resource Center, Jamaica, New York
  • Tammie Newman, Family Peer Support Partner, Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, Children’s Single Point of Access (SPOA), Mayville New York
  • Patricia Savino, VoicesUnited 4Change, Orange County, New York

South Carolina:

  • Lisa Kirchner, Executive Director, Family Corps, Charleston, South Carolina

Affiliated agency and family advocacy supporters:

  • Jan Littleton-Caldwell, Projects Coordinator, University of Arkansas at Little Rock/Mid SOUTH Center for Prevention and Training, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Cindy Seekins, Program Director, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Maine