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Brad Schweitzer, MS, CADC, CIP, CRS, CRSS

Owner/Director of Training Development & Facilitation

                                                     Brad Schweitzer has been working within the behavioral health field for over a decade. His                                                                              treatment work experience includes: Associate Director of Operations, Peer Support Supervisor,                                                                    Recovery Support Services Supervisor, Therapist, Case Manager, Mental Health Recovery Coach,                                                                    and Addictions Navigator. He is the Owner of Behavioral Health Education Services LLC, for which                                                              he develops and facilitates trainings focused on professionals seeking Pennsylvania                                                                                          Certification Board (PCB) approved education for initial and recertification purposes. He is one of the Lead Subject Matter Experts (SME) for the PCB Approved CRS/CFRS Curriculum released in January 2021  and one of the PCB Master Trainers responsible for training all future CRS/CFRS trainers. Brad Schweitzer holds an A.A. in Psychology, B.A. in Behavioral Health – Addictions, and a M.S. in Human and Social Services. His professional credentials include: Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS), and Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor (CRSS). He also has been a presenter at the 2018 and 2019 PCB Annual Conferences. His focus on the development of quality professional education offerings helps to fulfill one of his passions; to thoroughly train individuals seeking the Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS), Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS), and/or Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor (CRSS) certifications. He takes great pride in preparing professionals to collaboratively work with individuals to overcome personal barriers and access resources needed to promote and strengthen their ongoing behavioral health and mental health wellness.

Phillip Bennett, CRS, CAAP

Training Facilitator

                                                  Phillip Bennett has worked in the Drug and Alcohol Recovery field since 2015.  His treatment                                                         

                                                  experience includes: House Manager, Case Manager, Recovery Support Specialist, and                             

                                                  Counselor’s Assistant. Additionally, Phil works for Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville,                                                          

                                                  Pennsylvania.  His credentials include Certified Recovery Specialist and Certified Allied Addiction


                                                  Professional. He is also a PCB approved CRS training facilitator and has been since 2018.  As a person in


                                                  long term recovery, Phillip understand the day to day struggle of early recovery, and how to navigate


                                                  challenges that may arise in long term recovery as well.  This experience allows Phil to help other persons

in recovery overcome those challenges to achieve long term recovery. .



Ryan Herrera, BA, CADC, CRS

Training Facilitator


                                                Ryan began working part-time at the YMCA of Reading in 2009 as a Case Manager Assistant while                                                       

                                                finishing his degree in Psychology from Temple University. He was promoted in 2010 to oversee the


                                                County’s Second Offender DUI program and worked in that position until 2014.  In 2014, Ryan was given


                                                the opportunity to be part of the formation of Camp Joy; which at the time was a newly remodeled 20 bed


                                                transitional living facility serving males with substance use disorder that are also involved in the Berks


                                               County Criminal Justice System.  Since then, Ryan has overseen the development of Camp Joy’s


                                               Recovery Housing and its day-to-day operations while also working in a supervisory role as the Director of


                                               Social Services within the Housing Department at the YMCA of Reading. In April of 2021, Ryan was


promoted to the position of Executive Director of Social Services at the YMCA.  Ryan is a member of the Berks Opioid Coalition

editorial board and is currently in his final year of study at Millersville University where he is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical

Psychology. Ryan holds multiple certifications from the Pennsylvania Certification Board including his CADC (Certified Drug and

Alcohol Counselor) and CRS (Certified Recovery Specialist), and was recognized for his work in the areas of addiction prevention and

treatment at the 2018 Council on Chemical Abuse Yearly Conference.  Ryan states, “I have always strived to serve anyone struggling to

overcome a substance use disorder with compassion, empathy, and the inherent dignity that all human relationships are founded

upon and I am very thankful for all of the opportunities that have been afforded me throughout my career.”

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