Lift Every Voice and Speak (LEVS) is our Speaker’s Bureau. We offer members opportunities to live, love, grow, educate and heal through telling their personal stories in a warm, engaging, and supportive environment. The Speakers’ Bureau is a group of individuals with diverse backgrounds, interests, talents, and aspirations, who have lived experience of mental health as well as perspectives on how to build and maintain wellness in their lives. They work together to support each other’s efforts to develop their confidence, and to share personal stories that educate, enlighten, and inspire themselves and their communities about mental health.

Are you interested in having a Speakers Bureau member speak at your organization or event? Please contact Zakiya Johnson at 510-832-7337

Are you interested in public speaking? Do you want to share your story of recovery and encourage others in the community? Are you looking to enhance your public speaking skills?  Our speakers bureau Lift Every Voice & Speak (LEVS) has limited openings for new speakers.

LEVS meets every first and third Wednesday of the month from 10am-12pm. If you’re available during these times, we invite you to apply. Join an amazing group of people who are touching hearts and instilling hope with their stories.

Click here for the application and submit it to Zakiya Johnson at or bring the application to our office.