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PRA Chapters

Through more than 25 chapters and affiliates, PRA is the preeminent non-profit for growing and training the recovery workforce.

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The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) is proud of its chapters and affiliates in over 25 states. Each chapter promotes and supports the purposes and core values of PRA. As a PRA member, you are automatically a member of your state’s chapter.

A chapter provides increased opportunities for member participation within PRA. Separately or in concert with broader association efforts, each chapter provides members with educational opportunity, advocates in the public policy arena, and promotes the development of leadership within the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.

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Contact your local chapter (*Denotes state affiliate. Please contact PRA directly for specifics related to chapters and/or affiliates):

Arizona Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (AZPRA)
Chapter Representative: David Delawder

California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies (CASRA)
Executive Director/Affiliate Representative: Betty Dahlquist
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Colorado Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Chapter Representative: Tosha Foreman 
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Connecticut Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Chapter Representative: Carl Bordeaux

Florida Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (FLPRA)
Chapter Representative: Ann Dickout

PRA – Georgia, Inc.
Chair/Chapter Representative: Stacey McCarthy

Idaho Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (IPRA)
Chapter Representative: Tracey Sutton

President/Chapter Representative: Nikki Pashka

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President/Chapter Representative: Mary Lynch

Kentucky Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (KYPRA)
President/Chapter Representative: Bruce Scott

Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabiliation Association (MassPRA)
Chapter Representative: Mary Gregorio
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Chapter Representative: Cheryl Garnett

New Jersey
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

North Carolina
President/Chapter Representative: Dan McLaughlin

Chapter Representative: Renee Kopache

Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PAPSRS)
Chapter Representative: David Young
Chapter Representative: Rita Kraus


Virginia Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (VAPRA)
Chapter Representative: John Douglas


West Virginia
Chapter Representative: David Sanders

Start a Chapter in Your State

PRA envisions a world in which individuals with mental illness recover to achieve successful and satisfying lives in the working, learning, and social environments of their choice. To do this, we need the support of each state in the nation. In order to establish guidelines for the practices of psychiatric rehabilitation, our goal is to incorporate the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) credential in each state. Currently, the certification is recognized in 16 states.

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.