Robin L. Peyson

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.   

Chenice Bell

Executive Assistant

Ms. Chenice Monique Bell is a graduate of Texas Southern University, Houston Texas, and received her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management.  Her professional career consists of 14 years in the Healthcare industry.

Chenice served in a leadership capacity for 13 years. Her roles have ranged from HIM Analyst /Physician Liaison at Methodist Hospital, HIM Operations Supervisor at St.David’s South Austin Medical Center, HIM Compliance Manager at St. David’sSouth Austin Medical Center, HIM Team Lead at Parallon Shared Services Center HCA,Multi-Center Manager at CareSpot Express Healthcare, Compliance Privacy & Security Manager at Enevolve PeopleCare, Area Director Operation at Medspring Urgent Care and Human Resources Recruiter/Hiring Manager at HCA Care Now Urgent Care.

Chenice is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,Inc., where she is involved with global, state, and local impact committees. Chenice is a Trustee Board Member, President of Purity Department, Financial Committee member, and Aspiring Missionary Evangelist at Deliverance Temple Worship Center. Providing service to all mankind is what she strives for. 

“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re partof the problem.”

Carl Hunter

Senior Policy Advisor

Carl F. Hunter II, M.Div. is the Executive Director of Building Promise USA (BPUSA) and the principal of the Invictus Consulting Group. He relocated to Austin in October of 2017 from the State of New Jersey. Carl is a graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia and received his Master of Divinity Degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He is also an itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Carl has over 20 year in the non-profit and human service sectors working to improve access to services for marginalized communities. His unique set of skills include: community organizing, coalition building, legislative advocacy, project planning and design, group facilitation and public speaking.

In 2018, Carl became a Hogg Peer Policy Fellow for Recovery People, a recovery-based non-profit organization headquartered in Austin. In this capacity, he provided technical assistance and was a subject matter expert for legislators and their staff during the 86th session of the Texas Legislature. He was also member of the Substance Use Disorder Coalition (SUDC) and the Texas Coalition for Healthy Minds (TCHM).

In 2019, Carl was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Travis County Reentry Round table and the Travis County Substance Use Disorder Work-group. Carl served as a panelist and subject matter expert at the Steve Hick School of Social Work at the University of Texas and as workshop facilitator at Bowie State University in Bowie. Carl recently worked with students from the JLB School of PublicPolicy to design and implement a community-based focus group and forum initiative for the Reentry Advocacy Project (RAP) utilizing a participatory planning model.

Since moving to Austin, Carl has been recognized by the Austin Chapter of the NAACP for his leadership in the Austin Community. His past awards include being recognized by the National Congress of Black Women, Trenton/Mercer Chapter and the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey for his leadership, volunteerism and commitment to the greater community. However, Carl considers his greatest accomplishment is being in sustained recovery from Substance Use Disorder, which has enabled him to be a father to Ashley and Isaiah, a grandfather to Khloe and Jules, a godfather to Candice and an inspiration to others.