Come Check out our Newest Employees at PEERS: Sarah, Genesis and Joshua.

Sarah Marxer -Program Evaluation Specialist

Sarah has worked on issues ranging from racial and economic justice to educational equity. Prior to joining PEERS, she was on the research team at Urban Strategies Council. She also managed a statewide child and youth data website, kidsata.org. She worked in the youth development field for over a decade, running programs for immigrant and LGBT youth and working on a range of public health issues.

 

Genesis Rubin -Program Coordinator II, (TAY)

Genesis has a long history in youth engagement. She has served in both direct service and leadership roles providing skills and knowledge around self-wellness, career-coaching, academic advising, and social enterprise. As someone who has cared for family members with mental health struggles, she is honored to be a part of the PEERS family.  Genesis is dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental health in urban communities. She diligently works to broaden the perspective of positive self – wellness and resiliency to the world.

 

 

Joshua Walters -Communications Coordinator

He is an experienced facilitator participating in WRAP, Laughter Yoga and his own training and performance workshop called UnPlug! With the help of the National Performance Network and in partnership with Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging, Joshua has set out to curate an interactive musical comedy experience, highlighting the benefits of disconnecting from our technological devices. His eclectic combination of performance disciplines and activity as an educator in mental health has given Walters a national platform and audience. Walters is a National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) State Speaker and in 2002, he co-founded the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Young Adults Chapter in San Francisco, one of the few support groups specifically for mentally ill young adults in the country.