Brenda Vezina – Long Bio

Brenda Vezina has served as Executive Director of the Central MA Recovery Learning Community for the past seven years. Her work in creating a system for the peer movement has seen the RLC community grow and thrive under her guidance. Her strengths include a focus on relationships that help heal the effects of trauma and extreme experiences that have changed the course of a person’s development of well-being. Under her leadership, the CMRLC offers a variety of professional trainings that are well-respected and sought after in Central MA and beyond, including trauma-informed care, health and wellness, and professionalism in the peer workforce. A licensed social worker with 25-plus years in the field, she is Executive Producer of the “Voice Award” honorable mention documentary What Happened to You, which speaks to the cause and effect of childhood trauma and public health.