Celia Brown is a psychiatric survivor. She is a board member of the National Association of Rights Protection and Advocacy. Celia is currently working as the Director of Peer Specialist Services under the Bureau of Recipient Affairs for the NYS Office of Mental Health. She provides technical assistance and support services to peer specialists and consumers in New York. Celia has presented and consulted nationally on self-help, peer counseling, trauma and women's issues, cultural competency etc. She is main representative to the United Nations for Support Coalition International.