Robin L. Peyson, MHSA, has spent her professional career developing, managing, advocating for and integrating public health, mental health, and substance use programs and policy . In 2019, she co-founded the Recovery Coalition of Texas, a statewide RCO and now serves as the Executive Director.
She is the former Executive Director of Communities for Recovery, a community-based non-profit that provides peer-based recovery services and supports to individuals in recovery from substance use or substance use and mental illness. Robin also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Faces and Voices of Recovery’s National Recovery Institute. In addition, she serves as a Site Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Services and Support (CAPRSS). Through RLPeyson Consulting, she assists RCO’s in becoming CAPRSS accredited, writing grants, and strategic/board development. She is also a speaker on a variety of recovery topics, including recovery as a family member.
Prior to Communities for Recovery, she served as Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas. She also spent over seven years as a Service Systems Development Specialist and Assistant Director for the Children’s Services Department of the Community Mental Health division of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
She is a family member in recovery and has several individuals in her family who are impacted by substance use and mental illness. She has found healing through a variety of paths on her recovery journey.