Chapters and Affiliates

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PRA Chapters and Affiliates promote and support the mission and values of PRA, and provide members with increased opportunities within their states.  Whether separately, or in concert with PRA, our chapters provide members with educational opportunities, local public policy advocates, and local leadership development within the psychiatric rehabilitation field.  As a PRA member, you are automatically a member of your state’s chapter, if one is in place.

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PRA Chapters and Affiliates:

Affiliates indicated by **

Arizona: Arizona Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (AZPRA)

Chapter Representative: David Delawder

**California: California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies (CASRA)

President: Chad Costello

Executive Director / Affiliate Representative: Betty Dahlquist

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Colorado: Colorado Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (CO-PRA)

Chapter Representative: Tosha Foreman 

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Connecticut: Connecticut Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (CTPRA)

Chapter Representative: Carl Bordeaux

Florida: Florida Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (FLPRA)

Chapter Representative: Ann Dickout

Georgia: Georgia Chapter PRA (GA-PRA)

Chair/Chapter Representative: Stacey McCarthy

Illinois: Illinois Chapter PRA

President/Chapter Representative: Nikki Pashka

Iowa: Iowa Chapter PRA

President/Chapter Representative: Mary Lynch

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Kentucky: Kentucky Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (KYPRA)

President/Chapter Representative: Bruce Scott

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabiliation Association (MassPRA)

Chapter Representative: Mary Gregorio

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New Jersey: NJPRA

Chapter Representative:  Kim Higgs 

**New Mexico: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association of New Mexico (PSRANM)

Chapter Representative: Kimmie Jordan

**New York: New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)

Affiliate Representative: Steve Miccio

Ohio: Ohio Chapter PRA

Chapter Representative: Renee Kopache

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PAPSRS)

Chapter Representative: David Young

Chapter Representative: Rita Kraus

Virginia: Virginia Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (VAPRA)

Chapter Representative: John Douglas

West Virginia: WVAPROS

Chapter Representative: David Sanders

Start a Chapter in Your State

In order to establish a world where individuals with mental illness achieve successful and satisfying lives, PRA needs broad national support from its chapters.  PRA's goal is to have chapters or affiliates in all 50 states advocating for the establishment of guidelines recognizing and incorporating the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) and Certified Child and Family Resiliency Practitioner (CFRP) credentials - to advance psychiatric rehabilitation principles of self-directed, self-managed care that is state-of-the-art, and universally available to those who seek it. 

Now is your chance to make a difference! If there is not a chapter in your state, contact PRA at for information on how you can establish a chapter!