NCCPSS Presenters

Delton Russell, CPSS
Delton is a Member Engagement Specialist with a specialty in Substance Use Disorders and is a person in long term recovery himself from both substance use and mental health. He is also a N.C. certified Peer Support Specialist as well as a certified Peer Support trainer a certified QPR (Question Persuade Refer) trainer and certified WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) facilitator. Delton serves as an individual advocate with members by helping them navigate the behavioral healthcare system and also serves as a systems advocate by promoting Peer Support and Substance Use services. Delton also serves as the PASAPA Liaison (Piedmont Area Substance Abuse Providers Association).  He strives to maintain open, effective communication and collaboration among providers and stakeholders in the Piedmont Region.
Jodi Flick, MSSW
Jodi Flick is a clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience as a mental health counselor. Through her development of trainings and workshops, she focuses on the impacts of substance use, mental health challenges, and crises within families and communities. Jodi is a retired clinical associate professor from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work and has been instrumental in the instruction of Mental Health First Aid. She is actively involved in volunteer work and community organization around social justice and service issues.
Patty Schaeffer, CPSS
Patty has been a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist since 2011, a PSS Certified Trainer for two state approved curriculums, Advanced Level Facilitator of the Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)©, and an instructor of seven other wellness curriculums. She has been active with the PSS Workgroup since 2019. Patty is a Qualified Professional able to aid state agencies, organizations, and providers of Behavioral Health with delivery of services to those in need. Patty is an active member of multiple community collaboratives and organizations. Patty is a representative from Western NC State CFAC, Partners CFAC and a member of the Leadership Fellow Academy First Cohort. In 2016 she became the Executive Director of WellSurgent, a peer owned and peer-run NP. She has received recognition in her own community and other parts of the state with the attitude of "There is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people and the services they may receive…they are all the same, Love all, Serve all."
Melissa L. Godwin, LCSW
Melissa L. Godwin, LCSW is a clinical social worker who has a Clinical Associate Professor appointment at UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She has provided women’s gender responsive substance use disorder services training and technical assistance in North Carolina since 2004, under a contract with the North Carolina NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. Ms. Godwin obtained her Bachelor of University Studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston University.


Group Categories: 
© Copyrights 2023 Behavioral Health Springboard. All rights reserved.