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  • In My Own Words: Russell

    My name is Russell Lawrence Cummins. I was born on November 9, 1959 in Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands. Five years ago, my wife told me there was a vacancy for a peer specialist at the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. We peer specialists are in one way pioneers for a new profession. As a peer expert, I try to build bridges between the ACT team and sometimes very reluctant clients, and I represent the client's point of view in important decisions made in the team. I dare to state that I have the most expensive education for this job among my team members.

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  • In My Own Words: Dirk

    My name is Dirk. I am forty-seven years old, and I live in The Netherlands. At this moment, I live at Mentrum (a mental health care institution, part of Arkin) in Amsterdam. Herewith, I tell you my life story and, foremost, how I stopped taking drugs. I do so, because I hope that others can use my experience. My dream is to help other people with my knowledge and experience.

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  • Ken Gill, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC, chief operating officer at NEIGHBORING. Gill is a 1982 graduate of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
  • Board's-eye view: an executive’s perspective about EBP implementation

    Times are especially good for NEIGHBORING's Chief Operating Officer Ken Gill and his Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) team as they are being recognized for raising the standard of exceptional care in Lake County. Gill reflects upon the challenges of implementing IDDT, offers some advice, and shares two stories of consumer recovery. (Part 2 of 4 of an agency profile).

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