“Upcoming Peer Learning Communities & Fellowship Opportunities” – March 2023 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

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March 2023 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

“Upcoming Peer Learning Communities & Fellowship Opportunities”
with Nze Okoronta and Tara Wilhelmi

March 14th, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT


  • Nze Okoronta

Nze (they/them) is a queer, Black, Nigerian writer & peer supporter located in Madison, WI. Nze is currently the program director of Solstice House Peer Run Respite & Peer Run Warmline. Nze facilitates dialogue and advocates alongside others navigating crisis and emotional distress.

As an outspoken voice promoting culturally responsive peer-led crisis alternatives, Nze provides support around experiences of harm related to the intersections of psychiatric medications, generational grief and trauma, systemic violence and institutional racism. They believe our stories hold power, community is our home, and pride is our path to liberation.

  • Tara Wilhelmi

Tara leads a grassroots community recovery and wellness organization, EOTO Culturally Rooted. She is a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), Certified Parent Peer Specialist (CPPS) and state trainer of Certified Peer Specialists and trainers. She provides support to individuals navigating mental health, substance use and trauma recovery.

Driven by her passion for positive social change and thriving, healthy communities of color she enjoys acting as a connector and seed planter working on several impactful collaborations throughout Wisconsin.

As a Certified Peer Specialist and lived experience public speaker Tara subscribes to a “each one teach one” knowledge and skill sharing ideology that she believes is key to challenging systemic injustice. She has presented and trained on topics such as valuing & integrating the voice of lived experience, implicit bias and understanding culture/power/privilege to audiences on a national, state, and local level. Her unique approach and compassionate delivery make conquering these difficult conversations an act of bravery and not an exercise in guilt, shame, or fear.

We all have work to do to create a safer, more just society – Tara believes that together we can!


Chrysalis, EOTO, LLC. & SOAR Case Management Inc. will present an overview of past learning communities previously offered to the peer support workforce. The presenters will describe upcoming opportunities for collaboration and explore how this might be helpful for both experienced peers and those who are new to the workforce.

General information about upcoming opportunities will be given with space for Q&A at the end.


Feedback Survey/CEH Information:

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 28th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on April 4th, 2023. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time.

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