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Curtis Oliver Masters of Science Psychology

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Curtis Oliver is the Founder and CEO of Faces and Voices of Recovery Mississippi (FAVORMS), and the Mississippi Recovery Community Organization Collaborative (MRCOC).  He is a person in long term recovery, which means he has not used any mind or mood altering substances for more than thirty years.  His mission is to help heal the spiritual, mental and emotional wounds that bind us.  He is a member of several national organizations including the Association of Recovery Community Organizations, College of Behavior Health, American Psychological Association, Faces and Voices of Recovery and the International Association of Peer Support Specialist.  He serves on numerous community boards across the state.  Curtis is also a member Mississippi Department of Mental Health Alcohol and Drug Council, and Mississippi Veteran Service Officers.  Curtis earned his Associate Degree from West Tennessee Community College, Bachelor of Business Management and Master of Science Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix.  He is the proud father of three sons (Trarrick, Lamar, and Christopher) and three grandchildren (Jayln, Jaden, and Zhanae).

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ATTC Trained - 8/1977 - 10/1985 - Yeoman/Storekeeper (Personnel, Supply, Morale and community relations liaison) - U. S. Coast Guard - Discharged Honorably Collateral Duty Substance Abuse Counselor (wrote and edited various Recovery Operating Procedures). Professional AFFILIATIONS: Founder of FAVOR Mississippi Recovery Advocacy Project and MS Recovery Community Organization, Vice President Mississippi Peer Support Specialist Network(MPSSN/AMPSS), Mississippi Community Leaders Interfaith Partnership (MCLIP), Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Council, MS National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD), MS NAMI, National Association of Peer Specialist, Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO), Mississippi State Recovery Community 2013 convention Chairperson, Mississippi Recovery and Resiliency Breakthrough Series Collaborator. Mississippi Community Action Program (Prevention, Recovery & Reentry Coalition), Shelby County Drug Court, Rowan County KY Drug Court, Kenton County SAP, Greater Memphis Coalition for the Homeless, Mankind Project, - New Directions, Board Member Recovery Road, Memphis, TN - Inner Group Rep, AA – NA General Service Rep, Area Public Information, Co-Chair, Convention Chair, – CADCA, Faces and Voices in Recovery

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