• Event Time 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Event Start Date March 31, 2017

Online Discussion: Maintaining “Peerness” While Working

This is an online discussion about maintaining one’s peer values, perspective, and identity while working with people who are mostly non-peers. Please be prepared to use your phone to ask questions. We will do this in a talk radio type of format. People will use the “raise hand” function and we will unmute your line and call out your name. This will not be an anonymous event.


  • Tony Trahan Deputy Director, Office of Consumer Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Regina Shoen, Advocacy Specialist II, Office of Consumer Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Helle Thorning, Ph.D., M.S, LCSW Clinical Professor, Research Scientist & Director, ACT Institute, Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia University, Division of Behavioral Services and Policy Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Luis O. Lopez, MS, Implementation Specialist, Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute


  • Rita Cronise, MS, Adjunct Faculty, Rutgers University, Academy of Peer Services/Virtual Community Coordinator
  • Joseph Swinford, New York State Office of Mental Health

How to Join

Go to https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e79abf5fe9350efae1eebd167ab49ef84
Event number: 647 471 704
Event password: nysomh123

Audio conference information

Provide your number when you join the event to receive a call back. Alternative to call back: You can call one of the following numbers:

  • Local: 1-518-549-0500
  • Toll Free: 1-844-633-8697
  • Toll Free: 1-866-776-3553

If you use one of the alternate numbers, follow the instructions that you hear on the phone.