FAMILY ROAD MAP LEARNING COLLABORATIVE

Family Road Map Learning Collaborative is a group of peer trainers and family advocates in 16 states who work within System of Care communities.

Certified trainers (first stage) have completed initial training and requirements to teach the Road Map six-hour family curriculum. Fully-credentialed trainers have taught Road Map workshops and met other requirements as peer facilitators. Master Trainers have extensive workshop experience, are certified to train new trainers, and provide oversight to the operation of the Collaborative.

The TUFF Learning Collaborative has committed to refining its curriculum and methods through regular continuing education conference calls, and continues to grow as more parent advocates join our initiative.

Our Family Road Map Learning Collaborative Members

Master Trainers (collaborative governance and planning group; certified to train new facilitators):

  1. Wendy Besmann, Director, Team Up for Families, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  2. Kathy Bentley, Kathy’s Parenting Solutions, Kaneohe, Hawaii
  3. Keva Clark, (TUFF Learning Collaborative Lead) Family Engagement Coordinator, Saginaw Max System of Care, Saginaw, Michigan
  4. Wanda Cummings, Program Manager, PIN and Children’s CRC, Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  5. Susan Emley, Collaboration Facilitator, Project Laulima, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division, State of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
  6. Michelle Hill, Parent Representative, G.E.A.R Parent Network, Augusta, Maine
  7. Crystal Karenchak, Family Involvement Specialist, Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership
  8. Angela Lassiter, (TUFF Learning Collaborative Administrative Lead) Certified Parent Support Partner, Conway, Arkansas
  9. Joyce Soularie, Family Support Coordinator, Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health Services
  10. Susan Wood, Family Support/Parent-Community Networker, Hilopa’a Family to Family Health Information Center. Hilo, HI

Fully credentialed instructors: Have facilitated at least one training

  1. Diane Bouffard, Certified Parent Support Provider, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Augusta, Maine
  2. Dianna Brocious, Family Involvement Specialist, Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership
  3. Anne-Marie Freitas, Program Coordinator, VoicesUnited4Change, Orange County, NY
  4. Anne Marie Gromis, State of Delaware Department of Behavioral Health Services
  5. Becky Johnson, VoicesUnited4CHange, Orange County, New York
  6. Shane Ham, Community Care Director, Child & Adolescent Support System Program, Mid-South Health Systems, West Memphis, Arkansas
  7. Barbara Messick, Family Advocate, Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services
  8. Susan Nyamora, Exec. Director, South Florida Wellness Network, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  9. Sue McAuliffe, Pennsylvania Families, Inc.
  10. Maryann Mason, Certified Family Support Provider, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  11. Wendy Pennington, Family Advocate, Pennsylvania Families, Inc.
  12. Krystal Rucks, Family Support Partner, South AR Regional Health Center, El Dorado AR
  13. Gretchen Rovira, South Florida Wellness Network, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  14. Rocio Tucen, Family Engagement Specialist, Federation of Families Miami Dade Chapter, FL
  15. Kimberly Seibert, Certified Parent Support Provider, Texarkana, Arkansas
  16. Rebecca Williamson, Parent Representative, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Augusta, Maine
  17. Tawnya Hudson, Family Support Provider, Wraparound Facilitator, Dayspring Behavioral Health Systems, Springdale, Arkansas

Certified Trainers:

  1. Lorene Bauduy, Community Engagement Specialist, Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  2. Marcial (Pualani) Basbas, Parent Partner, Child and Family Services, Hawaii
  3. Carmen Bowman, Parent Partner, Child and Family Services, Hawaii
  4. Maria Bynum, Family Support Partner, Health Care Resources of AR, Batesville, Arkansas
  5. Teri Caldwell, parent advocate, Flippen, Arkansas
  6. Joshua Calarino, Lead Peer, Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  7. Gloria Castillo, Volunteer, Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  8. Nikki Flippins, Training Director, Families As Allies, Mississippi
  9. Kathy Gardini, Program Director, Queens Family Resource Center, Jamaica, New York
  10. Jennifer Gray, Help Me Grow Kentucky
  11. Nikki Jackson, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Augusta, Maine
  12. Sheila Jordan, Family Lead, Coordinated System of Care, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
  13. Lisa Kirchner, Executive Director, Family Corps, Charleston, South Carolina
  14. Courtney Lamar, Muscogee School System, Muscogee, Georgia
  15. Matthew McDonald, Certified Parent Support Provider, Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Eureka, California
  16. Veronica McManus, LEP Family Partner, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, San Leandro, California
  17. Tammie Newman, Family Peer Support Partner, Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, Children’s Single Point of Access (SPOA), Mayville New York
  18. Christian Ortega, Peer Specialist, Federation of Families Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  19. Diane Otero, Peer Specialist, Federation of Families Miami-Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
  20. Debra Owens, Family Support Provider, Health Care Resources of AR, Batesville, Arkansas
  21. Janet Pereyra, Executive Director, Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter Inc., Florida
  22. Dulce Ramirez, Youth Resource Specialist, BECOMING DURHAM, Durham, North Carolina
  23. Patricia Savino, VoicesUnited 4Change, Orange County, New York
  24. Syreeta Tucker, Youth MOVE, Blytheville, Arkansas
  25. Marie Villegas, Parent Advocate, Saginaw Max System of Care, Saginaw, Michigan
  26. Charlotte Wade, Family Support Partner, Mid-South Health Systems, Mariana, Arkansas

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
  • Lorraine Yerton, Program Support Specialist, MidSOUTH Center for Training and Prevention, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Cindy Seekins, Program Director, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, Maine