Joleen Ann Darby

Director of Operations

People USA

Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner

Certified Peer Specialist

Certified Recovery Coach

WRAP Facilitator

Certified Personal Medicine Coach

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Hello! My name is Joleen Darby. I am the Director of Operations at People USA, formally known as PEOPLe Inc.

I am a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, Certified Peer Specialist, and Certified Recovery Coach. I am also a facilitator for WRAP, Motivational Interviewing, and Mental Health First Aid as a Trainer for our organization.

I have been with People USA for 8 years. During which time I have worked in many different roles such as a Peer Specialist at the Partial Hospitalization Program, Housing Coordinator/Supervisor, Peer Advocate, Representative Payee Program Supervisor, Site Director of Crisis Respite Services (Rose House), and a Director of all county wide Peer Programs for Dutchess County, Putnam and Orange County.

I am a peer, with personal lived experience. Being someone that has been through the "system" I feel I have insight into its impact on those it serves and how it could be improved. This has influenced my interest in the work I do for the recovery community. I am an avid member of multiple committees that focus on wellness and recovery services throughout different counties in New York. I hope my participation in this field brings about positive change for those we serve and enhances their life in some way.

As a Certified Personal Medicine Coach, I hope to assist those in the community to move towards their own recovery, whatever that means to them. I really hope to gain tools that will inspire people to take part in their mental wellness and know they have a say in what works best for them. I truly believe people are their own best judge when their providers suggest recovery pathways and they should be as involved as possible in that process.


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