Patricia Benedict is a member of the Abenaki Nation of the Odanak reserve in Canada. For sixteen years, she worked for American Indians for Development, Inc. in a variety of capacities. Over the years since then she has provided Native American cultural competency training for two Connecticut state agencies. Patricia works for the Yale Program for Recovery & Community Health (PRCH) and was the Director of the Citizens Project for eighteen years. In her current position as the Director of Citizens Community Enhancement, she oversees the development and implementation of Recovering Citizenship Initiatives and leads the Connecticut Recovering Citizenship Learning Collaborative. She also provides training and TA to organizations locally, nationally, and internationally in their replication of the Citizens Project. Under her current title, she supervises the Co-Directors of the PRCH Citizens Project. Patricia has assisted in development and implementation of peer support/peer support supervisor training initiatives both locally and nationally. She provides supervision support for Recovery Support staff in local community-based reentry projects, Connecticut Valley Hospital, and the Whiting Forensic Hospital. Patricia serves as a community mentor for Fellows in Yale’s LET(s)LEAD Academy, with current cohorts in Toronto and New Zealand. In 2009, Patricia received the Leadership Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA, now, PRA).