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Shery Mead, M.S.W.

Shery Mead, M.S.W., works as an independent consultant and trainer in the fields of peer- run services and mental health. She is the past director of three New Hampshire Peer Support Programs, including a peer-run hospital alternative. She has done extensive speaking and training, locally and nationally, on the topics of alternative approaches to crisis, trauma-informed peer services, systems change, and the development and implementation of peer-operated services. Shery's current interests include developing a theory and practice base for peer operated programs, de-pathologizing the effects of trauma and abuse, and finding research and evaluation models that accurately reflect the work of peer programs.