In addition to this work, she also currently works for The Jewish Board as an Organizational Development Specialist with a focus on Recovery and the Peer Workforce. In this role, Emily trains the agency’s 3,000 employees, including psychiatrists, therapists, peer specialists, and other practitioners about how to implement recovery-oriented care in their work. She also has developed and facilitated a highly successful Peer Training Program at her agency.
Additionally, Emily coaches adults and young adults with behavioral health struggles and helps to inspire them by sharing her own experience and giving them hope that recovery is possible for them, too.
Emily is a frequent speaker about mental health recovery throughout the country. She has presented at such venues as Columbia University, NYU, Rutgers University, and Mental Health America’s National Conference, to name a few.
Prior to her work for The Jewish Board, Emily worked as a trainer for the Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry. There she helped to bring a "recovery lens" to OnTrackNY and OnTrackUSA, a program for working with youth with a first episode of psychosis. This program has been replicated nationally.
Emily got her start in training at the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (NYAPRS), where she was responsible for training mental health practitioners all across New York City and Long Island.
She began her work as a peer specialist working in community mental health where she served as a peer specialist for Care Plus NJ and the Mental Health Association in NJ.
Emily is a frequent blogger for Huffington Post where she writes about her own recovery from bipolar disorder as well as writes to help de-stigmatize mental illness.
She is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner and has a Masters in Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and a Bachelors from Rutgers University. While Emily brings years of experience to each person that she works with, more importantly, she also brings her heart.