It is vital for people with lived experience to play an active role in shaping the field of complex care. Amplify, our consumer voices bureau, was created to increase opportunities for organizations across the country to include the voices and perspectives of people with lived experience of complex health and social needs in their work. While most speakers bureaus focus exclusively on providing experts to speak at events, it is important to note that our lived experience experts can play a valuable role in other capacities, such as participating in convenings, conferences, advisory boards, program design, evaluation, consulting, research, policy initiatives, and other project work, as well as speaking.

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Consumer profiles
Hover over the tiles below to see each consumer’s areas of expertise.

 

Alayna Tillman

Alayna Tillman

Consumer advocacy, caregiving and support for caregivers, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss, older adults and aging

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-alayna-tillman/
Cisily Brown

Cisily Brown

Educating youth, teenage family planning, childhood trauma and abuse, equal opportunities for minorities and racism

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-cisily-brown/

 

Cynthia Gibbs Daniels

Cynthia Gibbs Daniels

Addiction and recovery, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling and support, healthcare and health advocacy

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-cynthia-gibbs-daniels/
Dennis Heaphy

Dennis Heaphy

Disability rights, intersectional policy development to advance health equity, local/state/national advocacy, community-based and broader participatory action research

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-dennis-heaphy/
Jamal Brown

Jamal Brown

Health, homelessness, addiction and recovery, mental health and well-being, spirituality and inspiration

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-jamal-brown/

 

Janice Tufte

Janice Tufte

Patient-centered research, social determinants of health, evidence and quality improvement, health equity and disparities

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-janice-tufte/

 

LaKeesha Dumas

LaKeesha Dumas

Mental health, addiction, peer support, behavioral health, consumer engagement, community engagement, systems integration, trauma-informed care, advocacy, and clinical care teams

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-lakeesha-dumas/
Mia Matthews

Mia Matthews

Caring for kids with complex medical needs at home, patient-centered care, advocacy, coping with the loss of a child, improving the patient/provider relationship

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-mia-matthews/
Olivia Richard

Olivia Richard

Housing, disability rights, activism and advocacy, health equity, healthcare quality and improvement

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-olivia-richard/

 

Quiana Womack

Quiana Womack

Peer specialists and the peer workforce, patient and healthcare advocacy, navigating health and social service systems

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-quiana-womack/
Rodney Dawkins

Rodney Dawkins

Homelessness and housing, workforce development training, human rights, community health workers and the peer workforce, healthcare access, and health equity

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-rodney-dawkins/
Sara Reid

Sara Reid

Health and mental health, gender identity and gender-affirming healthcare, diversity, trauma, cross-cultural communication, harm reduction, healthcare navigation, social justice

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-sara-reid/

 

Stephanie Burdick

Stephanie Burdick

Public health, health equity and evaluating policies around the social determinants of health, policies to support individuals with traumatic brain injury, community health workers

https://www.nationalcomplex.care/amplify-a-consumer-voices-bureau/speaker-profile-stephanie-burdick/