2024 Peer Recovery Summit Keynote Speakers

OhioPRO is excited to announce the keynote speakers for the 2024 Peer Recovery Summit: Patricia Deegan, Ph.D and Ryan Hampton!

Dr. Patricia E. Deegan is a visionary in behavioral health recovery and brings over three decades of groundbreaking work centered on individual voice and choice. Founder of Pat Deegan & Associates, her initiatives, such as the CommonGround software, have revolutionized clinical care.

Ryan Hampton is a renowned national addiction recovery advocate and author. Hampton’s personal journey overcoming opioid addiction fuels his advocacy to end overdose and promote recovery.

OhioPRO is privileged to have these voices share their expertise with this year’s attendees.

This year’s summit will be on July 29th and 30th at the Hilton Columbus Polaris at 8700 Lyra Dr., Columbus, OH 43240.

Registration for the summit will open at the beginning of May and will be limited to 550 attendees. 

More information will come soon. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay connected to OhioPRO for up-to-date information. 


Sponsor the 2024 Peer Recovery Summit!

OhioPRO is looking for sponsors for the 2024 Peer Recovery Summit – Peer Faces: Celebrating Resiliency.

There are five (5) levels of sponsorship for the summit and each level has associated benefits. Visit our 2024 Sponsor Registration Portal to access information about the event, registration levels, and easy payment options. 

If you have any questions or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Michael J. Krause, Executive Director of OhioPRO, at mkrause@ohio-pro.com.

Call for Presentation Proposals

Ohio Peer Recovery Organizations (OhioPRO) is accepting presentation proposals for the 2024 Peer Recovery Summit. This year’s theme is Peer Faces: Celebrating Resiliency.

We are interested in presentations that address the following topics:

  1. Resiliency for Peer Supporters
  2. Ethics & Boundaries
  3. Human Trafficking
  4. System Navigation and Care Coordination
  5. Trauma-informed Care (TIC)
  6. Cultural Competency
  7. Health & Wellness
  8. Behavioral Health Knowledge
  9. Principles of Coaching
  10. Peer Support in the LGBTQ+ Community
  11. Peer Support for Veterans
  12. Youth & Young Adult Peer Support
  13. Peer Support in a Criminal Justice Setting
  14. Self-Care for Peer Supporters


If you would like to submit a proposal to present during the summit, please note the following important information:

  1. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2024.
  2. Selection of presenters will be announced April 29, 2024.
  3. Presenters must submit materials no later than May 31, 2024.
  4. All sessions will be approximately one (1) hour in length.
  5. All presenters must agree to have their sessions recorded for use by OhioPRO

Presenters are encouraged to design their presentations to promote active participation among learners.

To submit a presentation proposal, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, contact Uele Boxill, Marketing Coordinator of OhioPRO, at uboxill@ohio-pro.com.

Become a Provisional Member of OhioPRO

OhioPRO is now accepting Provisional Memberships for organizations in the process of seeking PRO Certification through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

Organizations are eligible for Provisional Membership if they are participating in the OhioMHAS Funding Opportunity: Expansion of Peer Run Organizations MHA-FY24-Recovery Supports- RFA#48.

With a provisional membership comes technical assistance from OhioPRO that includes:

  • Board Governance Trainings
  • A bootcamp training series that guides peer-run organizations through the certification process
  • Executive Director Leadership Institute in collaboration with The Alliance for Rights and Recovery

In order to become an OhioPRO Provisional Member, organizations must submit an application here or by using the button below.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in becoming a provisional member, please contact Michael J. Krause, Executive Director of OhioPRO, at mkrause@ohio-pro.com.