Missouri Peer Specialist
Meet The Trainers

Meet the Trainers

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Darla Belflower, CPS trainer

Darla Belflower is a person in long term recovery from substance use disorder.  She is grateful that she is able to live her recovery out loud and knows that not all people are able to do that.  She has worked in leadership in the substance use disorder and behavioral health fields for over three decades. She is a Clinically Licensed Social Worker in both Missouri and Kansas, is a Licensed Addiction Counselor in Kansas, Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor in MO, Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Tabaco Treatment Specialist, and is a trainer and educator of Naloxone distribution. She obtained her MSW from KU and she has a BS in Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Studies from Missouri Valley College.  She has made presentations at numerous professional conferences, seminars and trainings at the local, state and national levels. She has her own LLC private practice.  Darla is active in her own recovery.

Sarah Earll, CPS trainer

Sarah Earll is the Executive Director of the St. Louis Empowerment Center, a peer-run drop-in Center and Recovery Community Center.  She became a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)in 2009 and she has been a trainer for the Peer Specialist program since 2011.  In 2020, she received her Certified Reciprocal Peer Recovery (CRPR).  She is also a Certified WRAP ® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Facilitator and a Certified WHAM (Whole Health Action Management) Facilitator. Ms. Earll was a member of the State Advisory Council for the Missouri Department of Mental Health-Division of Behavioral Health from 2012-2019. She was awarded the 2016 Missouri Mental Health Champion Award for Mental Health. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX and a Master of Fine Arts from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. 

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Sarah Earll, CPS trainer

Jordan Hampton

Jordan Hampton, CPS trainer

Jordan Hampton is a person is long-term recovery. Jordan currently is credentialed with CPS, MARS, and multiple specialty trainings. Jordan began his work with The Gateway Foundation as an EPICC recovery coach. Jordan went on to work with the ARCHway Institute in a multitude of facets including adolescent counseling for PreventED’s youth counseling program. Jordan worked with ARCA and the recovery housing program in many different roles, when stepping into the Director of housing position in 2019. Jordan currently serves as a consultant for peer support specialists across the state on the MIMH/SOR consultant team. Additionally, Jordan provides expertise as a consultant for RecoVET, a recovery supportive housing organization. Jordan serves on the MCRSP (Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers) executive board, including being a peer–reviewer for recovery housing organizations across the state that wish to obtain their NARR certification. Jordan serves as a CPS and MRSS trainer for individuals wishing to obtain their credential in the state of Missouri. Jordan serves on state and national level coalitions that include MCRSP, RCGSTL and NPRA. Jordan has presented on the “Best Practices of Recovery Housing” on a national platform for NARR (National Alliance of Recovery Residency) and strives to make recovery housing programs the best they can possibly by using these practices along with compassion, love, and tolerance.

Toni Jordan, CPS trainer

Toni Jordan is a person thriving in long term recovery. She celebrated 19 years in the recovery process, March 11th. Toni has championed the behavior health field for 12 years. She has exemplified recovery through her humble process of living life on life’s terms. In her reign she has received multiple awards from 2011 Mental Health Champion, 2014 SAMHSA Voice award and 2023 St Dismas award to mention a few. As a trailblazer that she is, Toni is now the women support coordinator for Criminal Justice Ministry, CPS trainer (2011), harm reduction consultant for MIMH, and CPS at MoNetwork. She graciously supports her passion by assisting others like herself. 

Toni Jordan, CPS trainer

Mark McDonald, CPS trainer

Presently working as a Counselor with Ozark Center in Neosho.  Previously worked as the Program Director for the Ascent Recovery Residences in Joplin, and prior to that as a counselor and administrator for the Northeastern Oklahoma Council on Alcoholism. Presently focused on working with the McDonald and Newton County Treatment Courts. He has been involved in program development, professional development and readiness, supervision, clinical team building, training staff, and service delivery.  Presently the Southwest Missouri Representative with the MCB (Missouri Credentialing Board) where he serves on the Ethics Committee and as Vice President of the Board. Working as an approved trainer for the LPC/LCSW/LMFT/LADC board in Oklahoma, a trainer of trainers for ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center) Clinical Supervision Foundations, Recovery Supports Technology, and Technology and Clinical Supervision. He provides training for several Recovery Supports organizations and other clinicians in Missouri. He works closely with other programs to provide clinical supervision and direction/consultation for long term recovery.

Having served as a counselor for 34 plus years, working in multiple levels of service. He has 5 years of experience as a police officer and has been a Certified POST (law enforcement trainer) trainer regarding domestic violence, victim advocacy, and was part of a coalition to develop a Coordinated Community Response Team. While serving in the military worked closely with the Navy’s Substance Abuse Program and was a liaison in helping several shipmates to obtain treatment through the Navy and civil treatment programs.

Mark McDonald, CPS trainer

Sheila Mihalick, CPS trainer

Sheila Mihalick is the Assistant Director for the St. Louis Empowerment Center and Recovery Community Center. She earned Missouri’s Certified Peer Specialist credential in 2017, and has been a CPS trainer since 2019. She is also a HUB Team member for the University of Missouri’s Telehealth Network SHOW-ME ECHO for Certified Peer Specialists. Sheila received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1997, and serves as an Adjunct Professor for Webster University.

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Scott Moyers, CPS trainer

Scott Moyers is the Director of Behavioral Health Residential for the Gibson Center for Behavioral Change in Cape Girardeau. He is also a person in long-term recovery from Substance Use Disorder. Moyers is a former journalist who worked at daily newspapers in southeast and central Missouri for nearly 20 years before entering the substance use field in 2017. Moyers is a Certified Peer Specialist, a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Medication Awareness Recovery Specialist. He has been a peer specialist trainer for the Missouri Credentialing Board since 2021.

Scott Moyers, CPS trainer​

Reggie Palmer, CPS trainer

Reggie J. Palmer Jr. AKA (VICTORIOUS) is a certified peer support specialist and case manager at Powerhouse Community Development Corporation (PCDC) headquartered in Marshall, MO. He works to assist broken men striving to restore their lives that are re- entering from the prison or recovering from substance use disorder. In addition, Reggie is the Housing Director of Fresh Start; a transitional housing program for ex-offenders. Recently, PCDC entered into collaboration with Boone County Alternative Sentencing Courts to provide recovery services under the HEAT Research
Initiative. Reggie is the lead facilitator and provides peer support services as well. Reggie is a youth minister at Powerhouse Ministries, and is the CEO/Founder of Victorious Life Records LLC. Minister Reggie takes advantage of the hip hop platform to promote positivity and encourage empowerment of the participants who have experience negative social determinants during their childhood, adolescent and adult years. Although he was raised in a church going family by his father, he still found himself searching for acceptance, love and purpose in the all the wrong places. Like the prodigal son he would eventually come back home to become a member of the church and form his own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He credits this relationship for blessing him with a new life filled with love acceptance and purpose.

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David Stoecker, CPS trainer

David Stoecker is a person in long-term recovery. He is the Executive Director and founder of Better Life in Recovery and the co-founder of the Springfield Recovery Community Center. David is an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and a CPS (Certified Peer Specialist). Prior to his current role, David was the Advocacy and Education Outreach Coordinator for the Missouri Recovery Network as well as a therapist for 8 ½ years, working with people who were involved with treatment courts. He was a 2018 SAMHSA Voice Award recipient and the 2017 Missouri Mental Health Champion for his contributions to the recovery community. He co-created the Certified Peer Specialist training for the state of Missouri as well as the Missouri and ICRC Harm Reduction Specialist training, and is a facilitator for both trainings. He also wrote the book, Hope Dealer: A raw, real-life journey from addiction to a better life in recovery and co-created  and produced the documentary Not My Child which has been screened hundreds of times in mulitple states around the country.

David Stoecker, CPS trainer

Jenna Strickland, CPS trainer

Hey all! My name is Jenna Strickland. I’m a person in long term recovery.
Currently, I am a Recovery Coordinator at Benilde Hall and contracted as a Peer Trainer for Missouri Credentialing Board. I have worked in the recovery field for over 5 years as a peer and it is my passion!! I hold the credentials for my CRPR, CPS, MARS, and HRS and I am currently working towards finishing my bachelors. Any chance I can, I try to educate people on the importance of Narcan. I am grateful to get to be part of the recovery community, not just in my career, but everyday life! I hope to get to travel some day and train others around the country in teaching how companies can utilize a peer and how important that role is in the community and company.

Jenna Strickland, CPS trainer
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Kenneth Vick, CPS trainer

Executive Director of Benilde Hall.
Certified drug and alcohol counselor and an advanced certified peer specialist.
MA in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in ethics.
BA in Psychology
Missouri Credentialing Board President and North-West region representative.
Professional trainer and speaker.
Teach medication awareness recovery specialist (MARS) classes, Ethics and certified peer specialist (CPS) for the Missouri Credentialing Board.
Previously the Program manager for Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Recovery KC program and Director of Treatment Services with Dismas House of Kansas City.
A person in long term recovery. Over 21 years in recovery.

Kenneth Vick, CPS trainer​