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NAMI Augusta's "Yancey Scholarship" Winners Earn Success

Published in the NAMI Augusta Azalea newsletter, December 2010

Congratulations to Sherry Evans, CPS! East Central Georgia Regional Hospital has just hired Sherry as a full-time Consumer Specialist. Sherry has made the most of her 2010 Certified Peer Specialist training scholarship, administered by NAMI Augusta and funded by the Yancey Mental Health Tournament.

The 2009 Yancey Scholarship winner, Mikey Coffman, CPS, was recently promoted to working the main reception desk at Friendship Community Center.

The 2008 Yancey Scholarship winner, Harvey Barksdale, CPS, is now working three jobs -- as a certified anger management specialist, a Double Trouble in Recovery facilitator, and a Peer Mentor assisting consumers in the transition from hospital to community. He also has joined the NAMI Augusta Board of Directors as a member at large.

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