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Ruthie Poole, BA, CPS, COAPS

Ruthie Poole works as the Assistant Director of Recovery at Bay Cove Human Services in Boston overseeing Bay Cove’s team of Peer Specialists in Adult Community Clinical Services and the Peer Support Network, a recovery learning center which is part of the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community. Ruthie has worked in the Peer Movement for over thirty years in various roles from direct peer support to advocacy to training to supervision and program management—not necessarily in that order!  

Tanshella Branch

Tanshella has worked as a Certified Peer Specialist at Boston Medical Center for the past three years and is currently the Coordinator of the Peer Support Line for the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Center (MBRLC). She has been supporting peers in human services organizations for over 20 years. Tanshella believes in the therapeutic power of art, and encourages individuals to draw on their own experiences, thoughts, and emotions throughout the creative process. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Wheelock College at Boston University, and a Master of Education in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University.