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Greg Anderson - CBRS/CM
 

James (Greg) Anderson is a CBRSW with 17 years of experience in the field and another 3 years in mentoring in-patient teens prior in Mountain Home.  He received a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from California State University Stanislaus in 1980. He earned The Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner credential (CPRP), which is a test-based certification that fosters the growth of a qualified, ethical, and culturally diverse psychiatric rehabilitation workforce through enforcement of a practitioner code of ethics.

Greg works with adults as well as school-age and teens and focuses on strength-based theories of connecting with and empowering people to become their best selves in life along with gaining social confidence in their communities.

Joan Blurton, BS, CFRP, CBRS/CM

Joan is a graduate of Boise State University and joined the RWI team in 2013 when it was Idaho Behavioral Health.  She provides CBRS and CM services and enjoys helping people find solutions and gain skills that benefit them.

Maricarmen Estrada, CBRS/CM

Maricarmen is a CBRS/ CM at Recovery Ways Idaho and is a fluent Spanish speaker. She graduated from the University of Idaho with her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology and Spanish. In the past, she has worked with people who are recovering from addiction and has also worked with Department of Corrections. 

Deborah Ludlow, Certified Peer Support Specialist

Deborah Ludlow CPSS, BHT, is a Certified Peer Support Specialist for RWI. She has spent the last 21 years working in the behavioral health field. In that time, she has done everything from leading programs and training future Peer Specialists, to providing direct Peer Support services. Currently she uses her training and lived experience to provide Peer Support throughout Boise. A recent transplant to Idaho, Deborah relocated from Arizona to be the hands-on grandmother she was meant to be.

Janece Cheney, CBRS/CM
 

Janece Cheney has been working as a CBRS worker and Case Manager for 14 years. She has a bachelors in Family Studies from Utah State University. She has also taken criminal justice classes from Boise State, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

She has been working with children/teens for all her work history. “I feel that when you work with children you are working with the whole family. That’s why it is important to develop a relationship with the family so I can more effectively assist in teaching skills children/teens need to be successful at home and in the community.”

Janece also works with adults with Case Management. “I feel this is the business side of life linking adults to medical, financial, and mental health community services.”

“I enjoy working with Recovery Ways, Idaho and feel that the services we provide are important to the community to assist those who need a bit of assistance to be successful in managing the many struggles we face in life.”

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Hermie Bowers - Peer Support Specialist
 

Hermie graduated from ISU with a degree in history and secondary education.  She is from Twin Falls, where she worked as a CBRS/CM for 12 years before moving to the Boise area.  She has been employed with IBH-RWI for over 5 years.  She currently provides Peer Support Services and Family Support Services and enjoys working with adults and children.  She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and taking in a baseball game when she can with her family.

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Heidi Price, MPA, CBRS/CM

Heidi Price has been a licensed Social Worker for the past 34 years. In this time frame Heidi has worked in the Mental Health field in a variety of jobs including: Management, Quality Assurance, PSR (now CBRS), and Case Management. Heidi obtained her Master’s degree in 2015 in Public Administration, but has remained in the Mental Health field. Heidi has been a team member at Recovery Ways of Idaho (formerly IBH) since 2016, providing Case Management and CBRS services.

Diana Oparnica, CBRS/CM and Peer Support

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