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Speakers Bio

"NEW SHOES" Summit 2019: Inspiring new environments for recovery and inclusion

 Keynote Speakers Bio for CARe "NEW SHOES" Summit 2019

Vesper Moore
Massachusetts, U.S.A.

KEYNOTE : "Collectively Transforming Systems: Building Communities of Healing "

Vesper has been a part of the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community for several years and works as the Director of Zia, a young adult access center operated by the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community’s connection site, Kiva Center. Zia has 2 locations one in the Kiva Center and the other at Open Sky Community Services, Worcester, MA. Vesper is a person of many lived experiences they ... Read more

Paul Monks
Core Arts, U.K.

KEYNOTE: "From Spaces to Places"

Core Arts Charity and Social Enterprises


In 1992 Paul founded Core Arts, gaining charitable status in 1994 and leading it successfully to becoming what we now know as an expanding, thriving artistic community of artists, musicians, performers and writers with 60 staff, 120 volunteers per week and a 1000+ yearly membership of NHS referred members who suffer severe and enduring mental health problems; serving 21 London Boroughs... Read more

Toon Walravens
Experienced Ambassador

Keynote: "Getting on Your Feet and Looking Forward"

In 2005, Toon Walravens was the first experience expert on a TBS-clinic in the Netherlands. That 'he' builds on experience from his youth years. Years marked by drugs, uninhibited and criminal behavior. Only when he goes to prison for five years, calls the notion to him that change is necessary. Addicted, psychiatric problems and loneliness is a part of him. With his beloved Andrea ... Read more

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