Becky Russell, BA, CPSS specializes in Peer Support.
Her favorite part of the job is watching her peers identify and reach their recovery goals.
Becky’s personal recovery from lived experience was the focus of her training.
She has been a Peer Support Specialist since 2014 and has worked in both Oregon and Idaho.
Becky enjoys walking and spending time with friends playing board games.
She uses reading and writing as her self-care.
Deborah Udan is a Certified Peer Support Specialist.
She was born and raised in California. Right out of high school Deborah joined the USMC.
Deborah was given an Honorable Discharge from the USMC and went to work for the US Post Office.
She has 3 grown boys and 2 grandchildren that she loves.
While in California Deborah participated in a SUD program for 18 months at the Loma Linda VA hospital. She was able to volunteer 300 hours in helping the vets.
Two of her favorite things about her job is helping those who signed their lives over to Uncle Sam and watching as her peers that she works with achieve their goals.
In her free time, you can find Deborah playing with her dog TedE (who is also a therapy dog at HSI) and doing yard work at her house. For selfcare she likes to watch movies, and chat on the phone with her sons and mama.
Colby Mätter is a CPSS or Certified Support Specialist. Colby believes that Peer Support, and working here in Boise at Human Supports of Idaho is a great thing, and loves Peer Support. As a person with a mental illness, Colby thinks that Peer Support goes beyond the norm to help others with similar experience in life. He has learned very much about life as a Peer Support Specialist.In the off hours from working in Peer Support, Colby spends a lot of time just reading fiction, and even writing in a journal. Colby also has a very large music collection, and also likes movies. For self-care, Colby likes to walk as far as he can, to clear the mind, and for general exercise and health.
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Larry specializes in Peer Support Services with lived experience in mental health disorders and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
One of Larry’s favorite parts of the job is watching people discover how to become who they have always wanted to be.
In his free time, he likes to hang with his big family and pets, spiritual exploration, and watch tv. Larry also enjoys volunteering with D.A.V- Disabled American Veterans.
For self-care Larry likes to work out, fish, and listen to music.
Marty works in the community with participants as a Certified Peer Support Specialist and Certified Youth Peer Support Specialist.
Marty has an Associates of Arts degree in Psychology and an Associates of Arts in Social Work. He is currently completed his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and plans to start on a Masters Degree in Social Work Fall Term of 2023.
Marty has also interned as a Case Manager and will be continuing on as a Case Manager/Community Based Rehabilitation along with peer services.
He has worked in mental health for about 4 years. Marty celebrates the diversity of the human experience and enjoys helping participants to find contentedness, happiness, and hope.
Marty is the father of seven children and has 8 grandchildren. Marty spends much of his free time with his son finding new experiences and activities to enjoy.
Marty’s favorite forms of self-care is taking hikes. He plans to start kayaking in the summer.