The Recovery Empowerment Network (REN), a community service behavioral health agency, has hired North Central resident Hayley Winterberg as the new HERO program manager.
The HERO (Hope, Empowerment, Recovery, Opportunity) young adult center promotes peer and community inclusion to create a path to wellness for young adults 18-25 who receive behavioral health services. REN is an approved service provider of Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, with offices at 212 E. Osborn Road.
“Hayley is a great addition to the Recovery Empowerment Network team whose experience in the peer support and behavioral health community will benefit our young adult members,” said Recovery Empowerment Network CEO Gaye Tolman.
In 2008, Winterberg cofounded MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment), which started with 10 members and at its first event attracted more than 3,000 participants. Since then, she has traveled all over the nation to speak, organize events, and inspire similar groups supporting behavioral health and substance abuse. By age 17, she received the “M Power” award from Mental Health America for being the top youth advocate for mental health in the 50 states.
In 2015, Winterberg was award the Young Adult Leadership award by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). Winterberg has a strong passion to make a difference in the lives of young people and transform the systems that serve them.