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Dr. Masica Jordan Alston is a licensed professional counselor, entrepreneur, speaker, writer and subject matter expert in peer recovery services and multicultural counseling. She has been featured in:

Dr. Masica Jordan Alston is a sought-after speaker who has expertise in areas such as behavioral health, counseling, peer recovery, grief and loss, DEIA, youth and family services, and substance use disorder. Dr. Jordan’s corporate training topics include:

  • Trauma Responsiveness
  • Justice & Reentry
  • DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility)
  • Substance Misuse & Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Peer Recovery
  • Entrepreneurship

Dr. Jordan Alston has been featured on the HBO documentary “Waiting for Superman,” FOX media, and numerous DC-metro area talk shows.

About Dr. Jordan Alston

Dr. Jordan Alston graduated from the University of Maryland’s Bowie State University in 2003 with a B.S. in Sociology and in 2005 with a M.A. in counseling psychology. Thereafter, she completed a Doctorate of Education in counseling/psychology in 2010. Dr. Jordan Alston is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and a certified peer recovery specialist (CPRS.)  In 2022, Dr. Jordan completed a certificate program in Participatory Design and Applications from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

She was interviewed by CNN’s Lisa Ling on the work she does to promote economic gain and entrepreneurship in marginalized communities. She was also a featured guest on American Journalist, Roland Martin’s platform and has been featured on FOX media, as well as a numerous local (D.C.) talk and news shows. Dr. Jordan Alston was the former Dean of Students at the SEED Public Charter School of Washington, DC. The monumental work she did with minority at-risk students can be previewed in the HBO 2010 documentary film from director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott, “Waiting for Superman”. Dr. Jordan Alston and her companies have been featured in multiple publications like Forbes and the Washington Informer.

She is the founder of Jordan Peer Recovery and a tenured professor at University of Maryland’s Bowie State University a member institution of the University System of Maryland. She is the former Executive Director of Organizational Excellence for Volunteers of America Chesapeake and Carolinas.

After her father lost his battle with addiction, grandmother died during the pandemic, lost an uncle to suicide, friends to homicide, her brother and grandfather 12 hours apart, she dedicated research and resources to helping her family and others around the globe experiencing grief and loss and founded Grief and Loss Centers of America. To date, the foundations has helped more than 750+ experiencing grief and loss.

Dr. Jordan Alston is also the CEO of Peerfinity, LLC, a leader in delivering personalized, culturally responsive, tech-enabled peer support to individuals diagnosed and treated for the chronic disease of addiction and mental health conditions. In addition, Peerfinity, LLC delivers a vital tele-support response to the COVID-19.

Dr. Jordan Alston is a subject matter expert on culturally responsiveness. In addition to teaching multicultural counseling for over 10 years in collegiate settings, she has presented on international platforms on race relations and has been on the front line advocating for culturally diversity and training amongst the peer recovery and behavioral health workforces. In addition, she created a proprietary educational system for developing cultural responsiveness. This system has been used in agencies throughout the U.S. for peers and other behavioral health professionals. Some of those agencies include the Houston Recovery Center/Sobriety Center, Friends of Recovery-New York, The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare.

Dr. Jordan Alston has been on the frontline of combatting the opioid epidemic. In 2019, Rev. Dr. Jordan Alston provided expert testimony to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on peer recovery and technologies to address the opioid epidemic. Jordan Peer Recovery has received multiple awards from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations and sub-awardee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and the Baltimore Population Health Workforce Collaborative in training close to 1000 peers who are on the frontline of the opioid epidemic in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Dr. Jordan Alston is also a subject matter expert on youth mental health. Under Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy served as an advisor to plan for the overhauling of the juvenile justice system. Instead of directing juvenile offenders to courtrooms and detention facilities, we developed strategic plans to provide young offenders with diversion programs, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, tutoring, counseling, and mentoring. This includes the provision of Forensic Peer Specialist.

Dr. Jordan Alston has assisted over 50 agencies and 3 countries in developing various clinical, culturally responsive, trauma responsive and evidenced based programming-including peer support programs. She has served as a Subject Matter Expert for several non-profits throughout the United States and internationally in the areas of peer recovery, evidenced based practices, research and program evaluation. Dr. Jordan Alston has used her in depth expertise to facilitate workshops, seminars, management training, audits and assessments to numerous organizations.

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