Raymond Mills is the Executive Director of Voices of Recovery San Mateo County, and a person in long-term recovery where his personal experience and continuing education provide leadership to the communities they serve. Ray is an advance level wellness recovery action plan (wrap) facilitator for the Copeland center and for the county of San Mateo where he facilitates trainings and workshops. He is responsible for staffing, training, coordinating group and volunteer schedules, organizational overview of committee meetings and reports. Ray exemplifies leadership and support in the recovery community and for the voices of recovery team. Mr. Mills is an advocate for the recovery community as he often speaks at cultural events, stigma forums, and social recovery events to educate the community and provide peer recovery support to individual s and family members. Raymond has provided many years of service to recovery programs and treatment facilities. Ray was an AOD counselor and treatment center manager at city team ministries in San José, CA. And served as an outreach coordinator and property manager for the SLE (sober living environment) at Saint Samuel housing site in East Palo Alto Ca. Ray received his certification for family development from Caldwell University in New York; the California basic and advanced certification in AOD (alcohol and other drugs) studies from UC Santa Cruz as well as a human service certification from Canada College in San Mateo.
Ray currently serves on the mental health service act committee, is a member of the board of directors for Ravenswood family health center, he is also a committee member for the East Palo Alto community service area (CSA) and a member of the East Palo Alto Behavioral Health Advisory Group, all in San Mateo County. Following ray’s leadership voices of recovery San Mateo County is a member with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC on the National Planning Committee for all recovery month events in the United States and a charter member in good standing with the Association of Recovery Community Organization (ARCO).