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Kelly Quinn

Kelly Quinn is the Community Outreach Specialist for Strong Recovery at the University of Rochester. She was promoted from the position of Peer Recovery Specialist where she developed peer led support groups and resurrected projects such as the Patient Advisory Committee which Kelly still remains the staff advisor for. Kelly is the founder and Executive Director of Recover Collaborative 501c3 incorporated in 2020 where she provides educational opportunities for individuals seeking CRPA (Certified Recovery Peer Advocate) certification in addition to professional development for those already certified. Kelly is also works as a consultant and partners with community agencies to assist in the development and success of peer service lines. Kelly is a person in recovery and strives for transparency of her own recovery process stating “Just by living authentically we empower others to do the same”. Kelly has been an advocate for the recovery community since 2014 when she started her work as a spokesperson for the initiative “Embracing Race and Enhancing Equity”. In addition to all her work in the recovery community Kelly is also the Executive Director and founder of a women’s advocacy group called Hell Hath No Fury International which strives to aid and empower survivors of domestic violence and assault incorporated just this past year and already gaining global success.

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