Michael Krause, Executive Director
A Letter from OhioPRO Executive Director
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Executive Director of Ohio Peer Recovery Organizations (OhioPRO). OhioPRO’s mission is to strengthen and expand the impact of peer recovery organizations throughout Ohio. I envision Ohioans thriving in recovery. OhioPRO’s six values—impact, expansion, lived experience, unified voice, hope, and connection—guide us in making a difference in peer support.
As such, OhioPRO is working to become a champion of peer support services across the state and will serve each peer recovery organization through advocacy, outreach, and education.
The field of peer support continues to grow nationally as peer support services have become an integral component within behavioral health care systems. OhioPRO works to promote the value of peer support services so that every community recognizes how peer support ensures a better quality of life for people in recovery.
As a person in recovery, I am passionate about the need for peer support. I can’t imagine success in my recovery journey if not for the support I have received from those with whom I share a lived experience.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to utilize the skills and experience I have honed throughout my career for those in recovery from a mental health or substance use disorder.