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Anthony Bridgeford-Bey
Cydnee Floyd
Donna Burke
Dorothy Adams
Elisha Stanley
Esther Ford
Gentri Gaines
Gerard Thomas
Lynda Jordon
Lynda Ottey
Maurice Gross
Michelle L Jackson
Regia Acheampong
William F Frye
Yvonne Z Smith
Yvonne Z. Smith was born in Lynchburg VA and currently resides in Washington, DC.  Ms. Smith received her BA degree from the University of Maryland.  Yvonne is a consumer advocate and master level facilitator in wellness recovery action planning (WRAP).  She mentored with WRAP founder Mary Ellen Copeland at the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.  Yvonne gained knowledge of recovery education and advocacy to support community integration for disabled individuals.  Yvonne is also co-founder and supporter of the Patient Council at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.  In 2014, Yvonne represented disabled persons in Geneva, Switzerland before the United Nations Committee to Eliminate Racial Discrimination with emphasis on psychiatric abuse in the United States.  

Yvonne Z. Smith testifies at various hearings before the DC City Council and the U.S. House of Representatives on issues effecting persons with disabilities.  She received numerous awards from several local and national organizations.  Yvonne was the first person to bring Wellness Recovery Action Plans in Washington, DC.  She also founded two nonprofit 501c3 organization, The Recovery Group and the Capital Clubhouse.  She is Co-Vice Chair of DC Center for Independent Living.  Currently, Yvonne Z. Smith is host of Late Night with a Hero, a Sunday Broadcast on Blog Radio

Yvonne Z. Smith served on several consumer mental health boards including, the Laurie Mitchel Employment Center and NAMI- DC.  Ms. Smith is the current president of the Recovery Group, and board member at Capital Clubhouse, a membership-based community where people living with mental illness and/or trauma can recover to lead personally satisfying and productive lives.   

Ms. Smith has served on several local Mental Health Organizations including NAMI, Laurie Mitchel Employment Center, and the Recovery Group.  Yvonne Z. Smith is avid museum goer and traveler including trips to Bolivia, China, and Hong Kong.

April 2017