OhioPRO Lunch & Learn Virtual Training: Nature and Wellness

Register today for the OhioPRO Lunch and Learn training series. This important training will provide certified peer attendees with 1 hour of continuing education credits that can be used toward their certification renewal.

This month’s training is on the benefits of nature on mental health and wellness. Participants will understand the benefits of spending time in nature and outdoor recreation and feel empowered to take the next steps to go explore.

OhioPRO is pleased to announce that this month’s presenter is Megan Shumaker from Cleveland Metroparks. With a background as an occupational therapist for over 20 years combined with a love for the outdoors, Megan brings a unique skillset to help empower individuals of all abilities to experience and enjoy the outdoors.

This training is on May 30th from 12-1:00 PM.

OhioPRO encourages all participants to access this training using the desktop version of Zoom or the Zoom mobile app. We can no longer produce certificates for participants who call in only using the phone number generated by Zoom. For more information on downloading Zoom for your computer or phone, please visit the official Zoom website.

To attend the training, register via the registration button below. Please share this information with other certified peers. If you have any questions, contact Michael J. Krause, Executive Director of OhioPRO, at mkrause@ohio-pro.com.

2024 Peer Recovery Summit Keynote Speaker Announcement

OhioPRO is excited to announce another keynote speaker for the 2024 Peer Recovery Summit: Ariel Britt!

Ariel “Air” Britt received her Master’s in Social Work from The University of Michigan. Most of her career has been focused on developing substance use prevention, intervention, and support services for youth and young adults.

In 2019, she created an award-winning podcast Beauty in the Grit. It shares true stories from her own journey in recovery and others that have inspired her along the way. In 2021, she served as a political appointee for the Biden-Harris Administration at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Currently, she is working on several projects to harness the power of data and storytelling for social good. Alongside her professional life, Air finds joy and fulfillment in raising her son Jude.

OhioPRO is privileged to have Ariel share her inspirational story and expansive knowledge with this year’s attendees.

Registration opening soon for the 2024 Peer Recovery Summit!

Registration will soon open for the 2024 Peer Recovery Summit! This year’s theme is Peer Faces: Celebrating Resiliency.  

Peer recovery supporters embody resiliency not only in their personal recovery journeys but also in their work to help others. That resiliency deserves to be celebrated, and OhioPRO is excited to recognize the many faces of peers who make impactful changes every day. 

This year’s keynote speakers are Ariel Britt, Patricia Deegan, Ph.D and Ryan Hampton!

Other national and local speakers will lead transformative educational sessions that will provide recovery leaders and peer supporters with new ideas and invigoration to continue to do meaningful work in their communities.

The 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 later this month and will be limited to 550 attendees. 

Workforce Development Trainings for Peer Recovery Supporters

There is still time to register for the last two sessions in the Workforce Development Training series! 

OhioPRO’s Peer Technical Assistance Centers (PeerTACs), in partnership with Sinclair Community College, are hosting free and virtual workforce development training sessions for peer recovery supporters looking to enter the professional workforce or advance in their chosen careers.

The Workforce Ready Series is perfect for entry-level workers, workers returning to the workforce, or anyone who wants to establish a strong foundation for workplace success. 

The following two trainings are still available: 

  • May 7th (Tuesday) – Writing a Resume that Works
  • May 14th (Tuesday) – Interviewing Basics: Key Concepts


Both trainings will take place from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Participation credits will be provided for the trainings and can count towards recertification renewal. 

Register for the trainings here or by using the button below. You can find additional details on each training session on the OhioPRO website.

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

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 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.

RCHC 2024 Wellness Symposium: "Elevate Your Wellness"

You’re invited to the Recovery Center of Hamilton County‘s Annual Wellness Symposium: Elevate Your Wellness!

Embark on a transformative journey towards holistic well-being at their upcoming Wellness Symposium and cookout! Join for a day filled with wellness booth, raffle prizes, art workshops, and fun activities aimed at nurturing your mind, body, and soul.

This event will be held on Friday, May 24th from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM at 2340 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219.