Amanda Polley

Amanda Polley (she/they), CPC (Certified Peer Counselor)

A long-term resident of the Pacific Northwest, Amanda is currently in the role of the Peer Support Program Administrator with the Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR). Amanda supported Washingtonians in direct service with a housing specific lens as a certified peer from 2011-2018, and continued her journey as Eastern Washington’s Foundation Community Supports Program Manager (2018-2021) through the DBHR. Amanda is the co-author of the Crisis Awareness and Communication in Peer Support curriculum as well as the newest edition of the Peer Support Specialist (800 hour) curriculum currently being developed for Washington State. A firm believer in choice, respect, and strength-based language as a key to recovery; Amanda advocates for the person first model as a brave starting point to begin the journey to recovery and empowerment as a key piece to ending stigma.