The Living Miracles Peer Empowerment Center Board of Directors 2016-17
Alberto Martir, CPS-MH, Board Chair
Certified Peer Supporter for United Healthcare/Optum Behavioral Solutions
Alberto is interested in supporting and developing peer support and the recovery model through his skills and experience as a certified peer supporter and mental health advocate. Alberto believes that Living Miracles has the potential for the further push to the paradigm shift of people helping people as peers and as part of the community, Living Miracles is a flagship for the greater advocacy of peer recovery, iconoclastic against stigma and its beliefs, and a leader towards the greater good of people in recovery.
Terri Miller, Vice Chair
Family and Consumer Support Coordinator for NAMI Greater Cleveland
Terri has worked for NAMI Greater Cleveland for over 13 years and is a mother of an individual with a mental illness, as well as having suffered from depression herself. Terri believes the importance of peer support is a crucial part of recovery. Terri is interested in furthering the mission of The Living Miracles, helping with fundraisers, community events and providing public relations. Terri would like to see the organization continue to grow, and would like to see peer support services accepted as an addition to other services provided for and by people with a mental health diagnosis.
Lee Ann Gramuglia, Director
Lee Ann is a retired Registered Nurse, and has been a member of The Living Miracles since 2009, and has also provided peer support and mentoring services to patients at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare and The Sricklin Crisis Stabilization Unit. Lee Ann is excited to be on the Board of Directors and has a strong belief in the healing power of peer empowerment. Lee Ann would like to let others know how beneficial peer support can be.
Lottie Gray, MSSA, LSW, CDCA, Director
Forensic Manager of Conditional Release Unit & ACT Teams at Recovery Resources.
Lottie has been an active part of the recovery community for over 15 years. Lottie is a tireless advocate for individuals with mental health, drug and alcohol addictions, especially those involved with the criminal justice system. Lottie also brings the unique experience of having a family member with mental illness. Lottie hopes to help foster the growth of The Living Miracles, as well as the recovery community and peer support services.
Cheryl Lydston, LISW-S, Director
Care Manager for United Healthcare/Optum Behavioral Solutions
With over 25 years’ experience working in the mental health and addiction field, Cheryl is a compassionate and tireless advocate for people with mental illness and addictions. Cheryl is excited to be on the Board of Directors and is looking forward to assisting the agency with program development, expanding the agency’s funding streams and services throughout the community.