Tom will share his perspectives about the power and potential of peer support,based on 20 years of experience providing and creating peer support programs in a variety of settings. Tom will also talk about how peer support was the key to his personal recovery, and how it continues to be today.
Keynote Speaker, Tom Lane NCPS, CRPS is the senior national director, community and recovery supports, for Magellan Healthcare. He provides leadership and guidance in promoting the concepts of recovery, resilience, wellness, and community inclusion throughout systems of care. Tom is an expert on the intersections of these areas, as well as adjunct support systems. He has 20 years of experience developing and implementing peer-operated programs, services, and supports in the community and within publicly funded and commercial payer and provider settings, including inpatient and state hospital settings. He has provided consultation and technical assistance for several state and federal initiatives on the topics of peer support, whole-health programs, and community inclusion. He is considered an expert in the intersection of mental health and criminal justice systems. Tom is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, the Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies, and serves on the National Quality Forum Collaborations and Partnerships workgroup. From 2014 – 2017, he served on the national board of directors for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the country’s leading advocacy group for people living with mood disorders. Tom is a Navy veteran, and lives in Wisconsin Dells, WI with his wife, 2 cats, and Millie, their rescued golden retriever.