Ms. Peyson of RLP Consulting has spent her professional career developing, managing, advocating for and integrating public health, mental health, and substance abuse treatment programs and policy. In 2013, Robin started RLP Consulting, providing results-driven strategic solutions to achieve organizational, business and policy goals.
Robin is the former Executive Director of Communities for Recovery, a community based non-profit that provides peer based recovery services and supports to individuals in recovery from substance use or substance use and mental illness. In July, 2018 CforR was awarded the Joel Hernandez Voice of Recovery from the Association of Recovery Community Organizations, a national organization that represents recovery community organizations. Communities for Recovery was the first recovery community organization in the country to be JACHO accredited. In addition, in 2018, CforR was also accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Peer Recovery Supports and Services (CAPRSS) at the exemplary level.
Prior to Communities for Recovery, she served as Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas for 7.5 years. Ms. Peyson also spent over seven years as a Service Systems Development Specialist and Assistant Director for the Children’s Services Department of the Community Mental Health division of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
She is also a family member and has several individuals in her family who are impacted by substance use and mental illness, some of whom are in recovery. She has found healing through a variety of paths on her recovery journey.
Ms. Peyson received her BA in Psychology and Biology cum laude from Williams College and her Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) from the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan. She also received her Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Texas, as well as attending the Strategic Management Program at the RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service at the University of Texas at Austin.