Utilizing Peers in Tobacco Cessation Recovery: A Discussion, co-hosted with NBHN

60 Minutes

Lonnetta Albright, CPEC


Lonnetta Albright, Author, Radio Personality, Change Agent, and Facilitator is one of the most dynamic and transformative speakers, facilitators and coaches working around the globe adding value to and changing the lives of thousands. She is particularly focused on developing those she fondly calls the Next Generation. As President & Chief Visioning Officer of Forward Movement Inc. a minority and female-owned company she offers Executive and Life Coaching; Personal and Professional growth; Organizational and Leadership development; Speaking, Consulting and Facilitation. A certified personal and executive coach, she is an Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team. She also has a weekly radio Coaching segment on the Lonnie Hunter Show, Reach Gospel Radio airing each week. Prior to starting her business, for 17 years she served as Executive Director of the Great Lakes ATTC at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she led national and international efforts to expand and shift our definition of Addiction Treatment to one of recovery as a process of change that leads to health, wellness, and a quality of life in the community. Lonnetta is a 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee, Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery.

Heath Holt Hayes, MA

Chief Communications Officer, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Heath Holt Hayes resides in Oklahoma City and serves as the Chief Communications Officer for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Heath’s responsibilities are focused on leading a cross-functional team engaged with strategic initiatives that include policy implementation, program development, and service delivery, as well as community organizing, governmental affairs, and public relations. Heath is a nationally recognized leader helping others embrace lived experience with mental health and has successfully integrated recovery-oriented, holistic, and person-driven continuums of care at the local, state, and national levels.

In addition, Heath is a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Policy Advisory Board, Co-Chairs the National Association State Mental Health Program Directors’ Division of Recovery Support Services and is alumni of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership program. Heath received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and several graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations, Administrative Leadership, and a Women’s and Gender Studies.

Meghan Hetfield , PRSS, CRPA, CARC

Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Addiction Recovery Coach and Certified Recovery Peer Advocate

Meghan Hetfield (she/her) is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Addiction Recovery Coach and Certified Recovery Peer Advocate with a commitment to ending the racist war on drugs and advocating for the rights of humans who use them. She has been meeting people where “they’re at” in their various stages of mental health, substance use and recovery since 2012 and attempting to normalize treating them with compassionate care, dignity and respect.

As a Trainer, Consultant, Subject Matter Expert and Public Speaker Meghan delivers original training and educational opportunities to communities, agencies, orgs and professionals in the US with an emphasis on Harm Reduction and Peer Support.

As an organizer for Harm Reduction Works-HRW (a scripted Mutual Aid support group) she has helped to start, develop and implement three regular weekly online meetings including one for Family and Loved Ones. These meetings are the first of its kind and open to anyone interested in learning about and or practicing Harm Reduction for any reason.

Meghan is currently living in New Yorks' Hudson Valley region where she is also a Certified Mushroom Foraging Guide sharing her joy of wild spaces and the plants, animals, fungi and healing found there.

List of credentials, titles, and organizations 

credentials: PRSS, CRPA, CARC Orgs: Harm Reduction Works 

Webinar Objectives
  1. Describe the role of a peer support specialist.
  2. Analyze the two strategies to leverage peer support specialists in supporting an individual’s tobacco cessation journey.
  3. Identify two ways mental health and substance use treatment organizations can utilize peer support specialists in their tobacco efforts.
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ACCME Accreditation

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webinar activity.

Advance Practice Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 CreditTM. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

California Psychologists: The California Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are provided by entities approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM is acceptable to meeting the CE requirements for the California Board of Psychology. Providers in other states should check with their state boards for acceptance of CME credit.

California Behavioral Science Professionals: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for behavioral health providers. UCSF maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # 64239.


The UCSF office of continuing medical education is accredited by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), to provide continuing education credit for California addiction counselors. UCSF designates this live, virtual activity, for a maximum of 1.0 CCAPP credit. Addiction counselors should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Provider number: 7-20-322-0724.



This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

All speakers, planning committee members and reviewers have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Lonnetta Albright, MPA, Catherine Bonniot, Anita Browning, Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Heath Holt Hayes, MA, Meghan Hetfield, CPRSS, Jennifer Matekuare, Ma Krisanta Pamatmat, MPH, Jessica Safier, MA, Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS and Aria Yow, MA.