Valeria Chambers is founder & facilitator of Blacks Voices: Pathways4Recovery, a state-wide advocacy and leadership peer support network for Blacks and African Americans. She uses her lived experience as a Certified Peer Specialist trainer and facilitator in the mental health peer support arena while working as a Community Researcher and trainer at the Health Equity Lab, Cambridge Health Alliance, the Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systemic Research, Massachusetts General Brigham, and the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. Her goal is to increase access to trauma informed, culturally responsive mental health services for marginalized communities via advocacy, research, peer support and education. In her spare time Valeria loves going for long walks, playing with friends with fur, and finding fun ways to tone the vagus nerve.

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