Jorea M. Kelley Hardison

Founder/Clinical Director

about myself

In 2011, PARfessionals was established by 32-year-old Jorea M. Kelley-Hardison, a consumer peer with lived and professional experience while she completed an internship at MHMR of Tarrant County. After experiencing discriminatory and biased treatment both personally and professionally, she felt that a sincere effort needed to be made to reduce stigma and discrimination faced by peers and their families in the community and workplace.

Ms. Kelley-Hardison, along with assistance from medical doctors, clinicians and other behavioral health professionals across the globe participated in the development of PARfessionals and its unique, specialized Workforce Development Credentialing Program. It was 100% funded by several members of Ms. Kelley Hardison's family, The AR SJM Family, (formerly The SJM Group and The SJM Family Foundation).

In 2008, she self-published the book “Getting Ahead: An Ex-Offenders Guide to Getting Ahead in Today’s Society”, where she encourages ex-offenders to participate in clinical research trials. She is also mentioned in Dr. Jon Marc Taylor’s book “Prisoners’ Guerrilla Handbook to Correspondence Programs in the United States and Canada, ” published by Prison Legal News in 2008.

Jorea Kelley-Hardison earned a B.S. degree in Management in 2009 and completed degree requirements in order to graduate with a M.A. in Criminal Justice from the American (Military) Public University System the following year. She has also earned a graduate certificate in Applied Forensic Psychology Services from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition, she has obtained certificates in mental health, home health assistant, nonprofit management, applied forensic psychology services, family and business mediation, substance abuse, as well as emergency management. In addition, she has received training throughout the years in various important topics such as rape/domestic violence crisis intervention, hospice, and health unit coordination from various organizations and colleges including Parkland Health & Hospital System, Lakewood College, Center for Degree Studies, Brookhaven College, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Thomas Edison State College, University of Texas at Arlington-Continuing Education Division, Richland College, and many more.

In 2009, Jorea Kelley-Hardison received her CCJP – A status from the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) and has been granted numerous credentials from the board, including the Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS), Peer Mentor/Peer Recovery Coach (PM-PRC) and the Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) credentials, but has since retired those credentials.

She is currently a Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician for the past 8 years and is a former Addictions Counselor Intern (CI) before she transition into becoming a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC).

In 2015, PARfessionals training school closed after leaving the Cunningham Center at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.

In October 2015, while still living in Georgia, Jorea contacted Charter State College, a founding member of the Consortium for the Assessment of College Equivalency (CACE) about a training and higher education institutional partnership (college credit review assessment, professional healthcare credential evaluation, and college credit transcript registry) through their Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP).

While working with contracted credentialed experts and clinician to re-design her specialized healthcare content, she also worked and interviewed (similar to a Master level thesis or doctoral dissertation defense) with the college review board for an entire year (2016), along with privately paying for all their institutional fees.

Jorea will continue to privately fund her ideas and content work through the higher education institutional partnership on future evaluation review of PARfessionals' specialized healthcare content in 2020.

She operates a private product research design and consulting firm, PARfessionals Behavorial Health Research Development Corporation in Arkansas.

Jorea is interested in working with regulatory agencies, professional associations, pharmaceutical companies, medical conferences, risk management insurance companies and other health-related organizations.

Personal and Professional Achievements

  • Founded PARfessionals private, independent vocational school which provides to be a vehicle for continued clinical educational training in best practices and standards, and is the only institution in the world to create job competencies/professionals standards for Peer Recovery Support professionals (to be credentialed globally and for a lifetime).

  • Approved training provider for many states (eg. Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Texas, South Dakota, Illinois, California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Texas, Florida), national and international regulatory boards (eg. Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation) and professional associations (eg. Association for ADEC: Association for Death Education and Counseling, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., The International Employee Assistance Professionals Association, International Coaching Federation) for many years.

    It also received a Career School exemption from the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and College division since 2012.

  • In 2014, Jorea advocated for and receive national professional malpractice and liability (employment related) insurance coverage for certified peer recovery support professionals in the United States through (add CPH & Associates logo , a national professional liability insurance provider for Nurses, Allied Health Care and Mental Health providers and coaches.

    With more than 500,000 policies written, CPH & Associates is one of the biggest healthcare insurance companies in the U.S.

    Due to the past advocacy of Jorea and her company, PARfessionals, CPH & Associates now requires approved CE training for all employment malpractice insurance applicants.

    The phrase is sometimes amplified to give credit where credit is due , meaning the acknowledgment should be to the person who deserves it. This expression was probably coined by Samuel Adams in a letter (October 29, 1777), which put it: “Give credit to whom credit due.”

  • Created the concept with private contract assistance of Anita Barnes, MA-PSY, MAMFT (candidate), a Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence Trainer, and sponsored the Lunch Break Series courses (2014). The PARfessionals' brand courses can be seen on mobile and online @ResearchGate, a professional network for scientists and researchers. Over 15 million members from all over the world use it to share, discover, and discuss research.

  • Created the opportunity for healthcare providers and students worldwide to earn continuing education credit from the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders, the first international regulatory board for addiction specialists, expert clinicians and researchers.

  • Created the opportunity that allowed global students to be educated in Peer Recovery Behavioral Health studies using diversified methods of peer recovery support services flexible learning settings (self-paced distance learning, hybrid or classroom) in order to create a culturally competent and inclusive peer behavioral healthcare workforce.

  • Inclusion in the German National Library, a central archival library and national bibliographic centre for the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the leading partner in developing and maintaining bibliographic rules and standards in Germany and plays a significant role in the development of international library standards.

  • Inclusion in the National Peer Services Toolkit funded by Optum HMO Healthcare and ACMHMA: The College for Behavioral Health Service.

  • Developed and contributed two (2) college level preparatory guides, Cultural Intelligence in Addictions, a supplemental series inspired by Jorea's own diversified and multicultural family, the AR SJM Family.

    The cultural competence in behavorial health series using "arts in medicine"were developed (with privately paid contract assistance of Trudi A. Griffin, MS, LPC, NCC) for the global healthcare workforce in 2016. The guides were located in thousands of stores (e.g. ) and 240,000 digital libraries worldwide including schools, universities and public libraries for the past THREE YEARS.

    The supplemental guides were heavily supported by the Roman Catholic Church of Germany and featured in 1200+ bookstores and 800+ libraries in Germany for the past two years.

    (PARfessionals appreciates the Federal Republic of Germany, one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the world's main economic powers for their support.)

    Additionally, the guides are also commemorated through the Alene Delaney Simmons Mobile Library Garden and Pocket Park, Centennial, Texas, a registered member of The Little Free Library Book Sharing World Network which includes over 65,000 libraries in 80 countries.

    The two (2) college preparatory guides were translated in Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Bengali, Hindi, Hebrew, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, French and Portugese.

    Under the direction of PARfessionals' Founder Jorea M. Kelley, the garden and library pocket park is also a registered garden with The "Urban Farming 100 Million Families and Friends Global Campaign™" in early 2017.

    The global campaign empowers people who are unemployed, underemployed, laid off, malnourished, have unhealthy diets, suffer from hunger or food insecurity. It is supported by Atlantic Records, Coca Cola, Farm Credit, , Home Depot, rapper Snoop Dogg, rapper T.I., artist Prince, actress KeKe Palmer, Latina artist Taja Sevelle, comedian Richard Lewis, country star(s) Zac Brown Band, singer-songwriter, socialite, philanthropist and political fundraiser Denise Rich, former NFL star Chris Draft and Family Foundation, Country Music singer-songwriter Uncle Kracker, American singer and daughter of singer Tony Bennett and actress Sandra Grant, and many more.

    The Urban Farming™ mission is to create an abundance of food for people in need by supporting and encouraging the establishment of gardens on unused land and space while increasing diversity, raising awareness for health and wellness, and inspiring and educating youth, adults and seniors to create an economically sustainable system to uplift communities around the globe.

    Another critical component of their mission is the Urban Farming Coexistence Model™ which raises awareness about the following areas of coexistence: Business Growth, Job Creation, Urban Redevelopment, Urban Agriculture, Health and Wellness, and Global Investment.

  • Featured in the Directory of Consumer-Driven Services (CDS), a project of the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse (affiliated with Temple University), that offers essential information on consumer-run programs across the country, and provides links to education, training and technical assistance resources throughout the nation.

  • Featured in the Florida Peer Specialist Certification Study Guide.

  • Developed specialty educational apps, in partnership with others, which have been used as training resources in 164 countries and territories since 2016.

  • Initial Member of the Global Network for Peer Support of Peers for Progress, an international network of peer support researchers, experts, and advocates.

    Peers for Progress is a program of the Department of Health Behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Department of Family Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine.

    Peers for Progress was founded in 2006 as a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation in conjunction with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Inclusion as a reputable International Recovery Coach Training Organization in the book, " A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions" by Celebrity Recovery Coach/Executive Coach Melissa Killeen, MSOD, MPhil since 2013.

    The book can be purchased for $20.00 on

  • The first peer recovery support and coaching training provider to incorporate Addiction Science and Clinical Research subject matters in our (specialized, privately funded) curriculum since 2014.

  • Instrumental in becoming the first peer recovery support training program (with assistance from ICF Accredited Coach Gail Tucker Whipple, MTP, PCC) to receive Continuing Education approval by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), an international professional association that creates professional standards within the coaching profession, and provides independent certification board for professional coaches and coach training programs worldwide.

    ICF is also known as the "the main accrediting and credentialing body for both training programs and coaches " worldwide with approximately 30,000 members in 140 countries.

  • Creator of the World's Largest Behavioral Health (Peer Addictions) Training, PARfessionals' Peer Recovery Workforce Development for Healthcare Workers (© Publisher: PARfessionals Behavioral Health Research Development Corporation).

    The curriculum is the world’s first college level training and certification material on the field of Peer Recovery.

    The program was privately funded and developed with contracted assistance from behavioral health clinicians, medical doctors, social workers, and peers (eg. Dr. Laura Pipoly, LPC, E.D.D, NCC, Celebrity Recovery Coach/Executive Coach Melissa Killeen, MSOD, MPhil, Trudi A. Griffin, LPC, MS, NCC, Shira Goldberg, MFTt, PCCt, CATCi, Julie R. Cotton, MSW, MLIS, Bradley K Gillespie, PharmD, National Institutes of Health, Director of Drug Development, National Institute of Health Vienna, VA, Robert Kent Dean, Ph.D, LAC, CCGC, Director of Outpatient Services, Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling Managing Editor, Dan J. Talley Memorial Training Institute Lecturer, CADA School of Addiction and Behavioral Health (CSABH) Shreveport, LA, Beth Leeman-Markowski, MD, MA, MMSc, Harvard and Washington University-trained neurologist and the CEO of Neurology Research Consultants, PLLC, which provides support for medical writing projects and research studies. Through the NRC Advisors Program, she has also assisted with medical school, residency, fellowship and academic job applications. Dr. Leeman-Markowski received a combined MD/MA degree from Washington University. This was followed by residency in Neurology at Washington University, a two-year Epilepsy/EEG fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a three-year clinical and research Cognitive Neurology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She also completed the Scholars in Clinical Science Program (SCSP), a two-year Master’s degree program in Clinical Research at Harvard Medical School and is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry, Amabelle S. Equio MAN, RN, BSN, Ph.D In Nursing (candidate) Sillman University, Dumaguete (Dumaguete City, Philippines) US Licensed Nurse Amabelle wrote her PhD thesis, “Empowering Staff nurses, Valuing Relationships and Creating A Caring Workplace: A Phenomenological Study of Head Nurses”. Inakka Collins CNA, PBT, PCT, B.A., MBA (candidate) Certified Dietician (candidate pending receipt of official scores) Jeanne Brown-Williams RN, BS, Rosie Morland, MSci, MSc, MPhil Clinical Research Coordinator Imperial College, (London, United Kingdom), Dr Sumaiya Petiwala RD Registered Dietitian BUMS Bachelor in Unani Medicine and Surgery CDE Certified Diabetes Educator PGDD Post Grad Diploma in Dietetics (Mumbai /Maharashtra, India), Sonia Copeland MD MPH Board Certified and Registered by the Medical Council of Jamaica (Jamaica) , Dr Chaithanya Ratakonda MBBS Medical Doctor, Medical writer, Medical Researcher (Bengaluru, Karnataka, India ), Chris Ifeanyi Ezeh Founder / Executive Director EuroAfrica Central Network Ahmed Abdulaziz Chief Editor & Publisher EuroAfrica-Magazine Online B.Pharm., Cairo University Intercultural Health Mediation /Communication Consultant (Cairo, Egypt) Lecturer Intercultural Medicine and Intercultural Nursing BG Trauma Hospital Hamburg Boberg Germany, (Hamburg, Germany), Qori Stafford LVN, Special Needs Pediatric Nurse , Megan Krout Kenosha, WI , Neuroscience and Psychology Major, German Minor, Carthage College Class of 2017 , Reviewer #354 MBBS*(identity remained anonymous) Albert Henderson Powell M.D. (retired), Former Family Physician, Private Practice Former Social Security Disability Determining Services Consultant Former Attending Physician for Mental Health/Addiction Ward at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Shreveport, LA , Dr. Waqas Rasheed MBBS (Lahore, Punjab,Pakistan), Madhushi Fernando Clinical Study Lead B.Sc (Hons) Microbiology -University of Delhi M.Sc in Life Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, (New Delhi, India) Craig McNally JP, MA, Ph.D (candidate) University Counsellor, University of Technology, Jamaica Lecturer/Research Supervisor, International University of the Caribbean Adjunct Facilitator, Youth Reaching Youth , Qazi Muhammad Zarlish MD and many more) worldwide from addiction recovery entities, governmental agencies, community recovery organizations, and schools, including Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Health to define peer recovery navigation as a profession.

    Since 2011, the approved Continuing Education open to volunteers, interns and employees of behavioral health and addiction recovery entities, government agencies, humanitarians agencies, community recovery groups, other Human Services related organization and employer types with no high school diploma or GED required. However, the recommended requirements for our course content is 16+ with "working" experience as a volunteer, intern or employee, dealing with special populations (eg. minorities, LGBT, veterans, disabilities, prisoners, ex-offenders, rural, women, children, low-income, etc.) in a behavioral health, medical, community, educational or criminal justice setting.

    Globally recognized, competency-based lifetime credential grounded in evidence-based best practices with only 150 practicum hours required (pending).

  • Submitted the PARfessionals for college credit and credential evaluation through Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP) by Charter Oak State College from 2015-2017, with a new review pending in 2019.

    The Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP) by Charter Oak State College reviews and provide college credit recommendations, along with record keeping for non-collegiate training programs.

    Charter Oak State College (COSC), located in New Britian, Connecticut, USA, is a state institution conferring associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees and is accredited by the State of Connecticut and the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

  • Inclusion for many years in "Education: Beyond Recovery: The Addiction Recovery Guide", operated by Director M. Handel, Informatics and Online Education at the Integrative Family Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-New York.

  • Developed the latest Job Analysis for Behavioral Health Peer Providers.

  • Participated and sponsored the 7th Annual Conference of the International Association of Peer Supporters.

  • Inclusion in the New York Compendium of Training and Self Study Resources for Recovery Support Specialists and Recovery Peer Specialists.

  • Past speaker and marketing sponsor for OMICS International Scientific Research Conference and Exhibition.

  • Personally donated copies of PARfessionals' Cultural Intelligence in Addictions series, college level healthcare preparatory guides developed and designed by Jorea M. Kelley (with private paid contract assistance of Trudi A. Griffin, MS, LPC, NCC and graphic designer Muhammed H. of India ) to in 2016.

    Worldreader is a 501 global non-profit organization that provides people in the developing world with free access to a library of digital books via e-readers and mobile phones. Since 2010, 7.6 million people across 50 countries have read from Worldreader's digital library of over 35,000 e-books.

  • Advertised the former PARfessionals' Correctional Peer Course in Prison Legal News

  • Former Texas Champions for Coverage" (2013) for the Health Insurance Marketplace of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/Health & Human Service. ( Training for Health Navigators and Counselors can be found here: https://marketplace.cms.gov/technical-assistance-resources/training-materials/training.html )

  • Featured in the Online PrisonTalk International Directory

  • Created the concept for "The Voice: An International Journal on Research in Peer Recovery and Addiction Recovery Coaching "Tip Sheet (2014) (with private paid contract assistance of Karen Estrada, M.S., of Military Health Matters, LLC)

    Karen is a Medical Health Writer, Researcher; Military Veteran's Health Advocate Educator; Health Literacy Educator and military mom.

    Review the article on and Android/IOS mobile apps. (Scribd is a digital library, e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles.It hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform, and has 80 million users.)

  • Created the concept for the " Substance Abuse Treatment: The Case for Providing Job Opportunities " article (2014) (with private paid contract assistance of Dr. April McDowell, Ph. D, a marriage and and family therapist)

    Review the acticle on and Android/IOS mobile apps. (Scribd is a digital library, e-book and audiobooksubscription service that includes one million titles.It hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform, and has 80 million users.)

  • Featured in Serene Scene Magazine, and "Continue What You’ve Learned in Treatment Through Recovery-Based Education" by the Lakehouse Recovery Center

  • Featured in the HEALTH LAW ANSWERS GUIDE

  • Featured Resource in "College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons By Christopher Zoukis".

    Christopher is the former student of Jorea and also the author of Prison Education Guide.

  • Created the concept of NIH Grants course, funded by the SJM Family Foundation and recognized by Tuft University Health Science Library and Boston University (BU) Alumni Medical Library 2012.

  • Secured the CE approval from CFRE International for my immediate family's private foundation (defunct since Jan 2015), SJM Family Foundation

  • CFRE International and their global CFRE credential are endorsed by twenty professional associations in six nations, including New Zealand, Australia, etc. Participating Organisations, included The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), an international professional organisation dedicated exclusively to developing the men and women who encourage charity in North America's health care systems. Established in 1967, AHP is the source for education, networking, information, and research opportunities in health care philanthropy.

    Additional information can be viewed and downloaded here: https://docplayer.net/89763821-From-the-chair-cfre-annual-report-2.html

  • Creator of Prisonerresources.com which published titles from mostly incarcerated persons and ex-convicts authors for inmates peers and correctional personnel. Titles can be downloaded on

  • Publications listed in Bowker®, the world's leading provider of bibliographic information, connecting publishers, authors, and booksellers with readers. With an expanded focus on Identifier Services (myidentifiers.com), provides tools to help authors promote and sell their books — and resources, such as the Books In Print® database — to help make their titles more discoverable. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the official ISBN Agency for the United States and Australia.

    Powered by Books in Print® database, Bookwire makes it easy to search and discover over 20 million book titles, including print, ebooks, audio books and more.

    The Bookwire™ app makes it easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience books on the go for consumers, librarians, and booksellers. It can be used on an iPhone®, iPad®, or Android device.

  • Created the Lunch Break Series (LBS), Part 2 with Donald Cleveland, MS, LMHC, CAP and former Pastor of Johannesburg Christian Church.

    The LBS Part 2 Series includes the PARfessionals' course, " Denial: Death and the Substance Abuser" towards Certification in Thanatology "by the International Association for Death Education and Counseling®

    The Continuing Education article can be access on and Android/IOS mobile apps. (Scribd is a digital library, e-book and audiobooksubscription service that includes one million titles.It hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform, and has 80 million users.)

    Additional Addiction Continuing Education (ACE) course articles (2012) can be reviewed on

  • Partnered with countless world-wide mobile app distributors such as

  • In 2016, Jorea personally secured a deal with The Netherlands -based technology company that specializes in the creation of online and mobile responsive quizzes, tests, exams and courses, to underwrite 50,000 a month PARFESSIONALS' college level job training for global humanitarian workers but was cancelled due to chaotic backlash. The technology company focuses on gamification and providing the best user experience for their students.

    With over 1 million users, Quizworks International is operated by a team of education-specialist, psychologists and technology experts.

    Jorea Kelley and Parfessionals would like to thank Jan Thij Bakker, Founder / CEO and Jeroen Guldemond, Founder / COO / CFO / CSO of Quizworks International.

  • In 2014, Jorea created the concept for the PARfessionals Train the Trainer course in conjunction with Bret and Lynn Maukonen of The MasterWork Group in Ontario, Canada.

    The Masterwork Group provides services that enhance performance and position. It is based in Ontario, Canada where it delivers services worldwide such as in-house training, telephonic coaching and counseling. A team of a husband and wife administer this organization. Bret is a certified life coach and is ordained for ministry. He is also a member of the Christian Coaches Network and the Center for Creative Leadership. Lynn has been a counselor through private practice for over 20 years, ordained for ministry and is a Career Management Consultant. She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Christian Coaches Network.

    The PARfessionals Train the Trainer Series was accredited by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), which represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad.

    NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

    All NAADAC 's review and accreditation fees were privately paid by The PARfessionals' Corporation.

    The full training program can be access on and Android/IOS mobile apps. (Scribd is a digital library, e-book and audiobooksubscription service that includes one million titles.It hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform, and has 80 million users.)

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    PARfessionals' Train the Trainers series (2015) can also be seen on mobile and online , a professional network for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. Over 15 million members from all over the world use it to share, discover, and discuss research.

  • A long-time member of The Movement for Global Mental Health, a network of individuals and organisations that aim to improve services for people living with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries where effective services are often scarce.

  • In 2014, Jorea created one of the first Peer Addiction Recovery Workforce Development training program for Peer Supervisors in the world (with the private contracted assistance of Trudi A. Griffin, LPC, NCC, Shema Carter-Hanks CNHP, LMBT, Ph.D(c) and Racquel Bodie Moolchan.

    The student training manual can be downloaded on

  • Parfessionals' founder, Jorea M. Kelley would like to thank Vivek Bhaskaran, software developer, entrepreneur and founder of in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, CA.

    Bhaskaran completed his primary education in Calcutta, India before moving to Moscow, Russia and then the United States. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University in Utah.

    QuestionPro sponsored PARfessionals' research data for several years. Download QuestionPro Infographic data on "PARfessionals' former global students" or through .

    With over 2.5 million users across 100 countries, we are a leading provider of online survey software that allows our users to generate the insights they need to make better business decisions.

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  • Created and privately paid for presentations, including The Revolution of Emerging Transformation Recovery Leadership: The Renewing of the Mind, Heart and Soul A Performance Domain Analysis of the NCPRP Credential, Transformation Leadership in a Diverse World of Recovery, Prevention Ethics In A Multicultural World Significance to Behavioral Health Care and Keys to a Successful and Sustainable Global Recovery Workforce which can be seen on

    All PARfessionals' brand intellectual property is owned by PARfessionals Behavioral Health Research Development Corporation of Arkansas.

  • In 2015, Jorea created the concept for the Transformation Leadership in A Diverse World of Recovery classroom course, which was based on a presentation that she personally gave at the International Addiction Therapy medical conference (2014).

    The training guides and related material can be downloaded and viewed on , a free reference manager and PDF reader designed for researchers, students, and knowledge-workers.

    Mendeley provides both mobile Android and iOS apps for those " on the go".

    It is a social networking program of , a 2.5 billion dollar Netherlands-based information and analytics company and one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.

    It publishes more than 430,000 articles annually in 2,500 journals. Its archives contain over 13 million documents and 30,000 e-books. Total yearly downloads amount to more than 900 million.

    Elsevier conducts conferences, exhibitions and workshop worldwide, with over 50 conferences a year covering life sciences, physical sciences & engineering, social sciences, and health sciences. In 2014 Elsevier conducted 48 conferences attended by 11,328 delegates from 128 countries.

    Additionally, it can be downloaded on the reading app

    Thank you, Ventures Africa (VA) Nigeria and Africa!!!!

  • Special thanks to rapper Cardi B for creative art rendition of Jorea in her 2017 video "Bodak Yellow". It received nearly 700 million YouTube views.

    Thank you, Cardi B!

  • The critically acclaimed Netflix original comedy-drama series by Piper Chapman is based on the same prison where Jorea was housed.

    Jorea's teaching experience as a GED Math instructor at the same Federal Bureau of Prisons can be found in Dr. Jon Marc Taylor’s book, “Prisoners’ Guerrilla Handbook to Correspondence Programs in the United States and Canada, ” published by Prison Legal News of Lake Worth, Florida in 2009.

  • Jorea and PARfessionals' videos can be seen online or through mobile app on :

  • In 2016, Jorea teamed with a freelance app developer to publish the Peer Leadership University mobile app

    The app (in conjunction with the PLJ Multicultural Institute for Transformation Research in Addiction which Jorea specifically created and named in memory of her adopted grandparents, the late Bunyan Powell Jacobs (owner of Lighthouse Life Insurance & Securities- Black Enterprise Top 100 U.S. Black Businesses for 22 years) and his wife, the late Verna Leary Jacobs) contain eight (8) Peer Recovery training curriculums approved by state, national and global certification boards.

    It has been in world circulation for three years and can found on third party app stores, including

  • In 2014, Jorea created the" Keys to a Successful and Sustainable Global Recovery Workforce Tip Sheet and Classroom Presentation.

    Join 1 + million readers and feed your reading addiction by downloading the classroom presentation exclusively on mobile reading app.

  • Former member of an international community of professionals who bring coach training to aspiring coaches around the world.

  • Long-time member of The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) is a unique international collaborative that focuses on improving mental health and addictions leadership and services across eight sponsoring countries: Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, England, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Sweden.

  • Created the National Certified Peer Recovery (former credential) Competency Review Flashcards (2015), with paid assistance from Julie Cotton, MSW, MLIS.

    The flashcards can serve as a great foundational learning tool for healthcare providers. Download the flashcards here or

  • Sponsored the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services' 31st Annual Conference : Keeping the Focus on Recovery & Rights (pg. 21)

  • In May 2016, partnered with Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication Co.,Ltd. , a Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province to preload PARfessionals' healthcare apps in all Alcatel mobile devices, with more than 20 million users & 190+ countries and regions covered.

    TCL is the world's 25th-largest consumer electronics producer and the third-largest television manufacturer by market share.

    It has nearly 80,000 employees and 17 billion in annual revenue sales.

    TCL's corporate slogan is "The Creative Life".

  • Former member of

    The International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. It was begun by a small group of peer specialists in Michigan interested in what was happening in other states. Founded in 2004, the organization now includes members from every state and several countries outside the US. Members of this network can come together to share their ideas and innovations, exchange resources and information based on real world application, and add their voice to others when concerns and issues affecting all of us require a global response from a global community. They are actively and intentionally working on making iNAPS a more inclusive and safe space for individuals who have historically been marginalized.

  • Former member of

    Recovery Coaches International mission is to advance, promote, and provide evidence-based coaching to the addiction recovery community, to support, educate, inspire and to further the interests of recovery coaching clients worldwide.

  • Former member of

    LASAT is the lead in the State of Louisiana as an Approved Educational Provider (AEP) through the Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA).

    Their mission is to promote and enhance addiction professionals and providers in areas of treatment, education, prevention and advocacy in the state of Louisiana.

  • *Trained by in Mental Health Peer to Peer (NAMI Dallas, Texas) and as a Mental Health Peer Trainer (NAMI Georgia State Office in Atlanta, GA.)

    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

    What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

  • Listed in the 2019 The World Congress on Addiction Scientific Program, London, United Kingdom.

  • PARfesionals' course recommended and listed in The Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling: A Primer 6th Edition by the Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies (DLCAS.com)

    DLC Publishing is a division of the Distance Learning Center, LLC, a company dedicated to providing the highest quality of drug and alcohol training & education to counselors and other helping professionals in all professional disciplines. Our materials have been used at all levels of training - college classrooms, basic training programs and services, continuing education training and in-services, as well as with our own self-guided, self-paced distance learning program (DLCAS.com). DLC, LLC is also the leading provider of study guides and resources to insure that candidates for drug and alcohol credentialing are prepared to the best of their abilities, allowing them successful completion of their credentialing examinations.

  • Special thanks to the former female inmates of Tarrant County Jail, Fort Worth, TX and Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Huntsville, TX that personally knew PARfessionals' Founder Jorea Kelley and shared their "In Real Life" stories for her PARfessionals Peer Recovery Correctional Course (intellectual property of PARfessional Behaviorial Health Research Development Corporation, Little Rock, AR by Texas Court Filed Agreement):

    Della Sapp, Michelle Jackson, Sophia Becarra, Patterson, and Rachael Radar.

  • Donate PARfessionals' Cultural in Addictions (2016) college prep guides to , an online library that makes reading easier for people with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers anywhere in the world. Currently, there are members in over 70 countries!

    Bookshare provides a list of mobile reading tools that can be tightly integrated for the following audiences:

    • Blindness: Read aloud with Heather or Ryan voices, navigation integrated with VoiceOver text-to-speech (TTS)
    • Low Vision: Heather or Ryan voices, plus large font options, background, text and highlighting color options
    • Learning Disability: Word-level highlighting plus Heather or Ryan voices
    • Physical Disability: Switch-compatible
  • In 1997, Jorea was the first to teach at age 19 using fax broadcasting/fax on demand service.

  • Privately funded assessment fees and personally worked with and in the past on PARfessionals' college level training material (intellectual property of PARfessionals Behavorial Health Research Development Corporation-Little Rock, AR)

  • Former organizational member of

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Doctors Building is conveniently located in the heart of Little Rock’s Medical Corridor within a five mile radius of CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, UAMS, Baptist Medical Center, VA Hospital, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Heart Hospital. Doctors Building is a prime midtown professional medical office and clinic building. Doctors Building is a Little Rock landmark, has great visibility and is easy for patients to find.
Doctors Building is located at 500 S. University Ave., right in the heart of Little Rock. Doctors Building is conveniently located near six (6) major hospitals, many restaurants and Park Plaza - Little Rock's only regional mall. Several other retail centers are near. Hotels are across the street, at the Interstate 630 & S. University, and many are only 4 minutes away at Financial Centre Parkway.

500 South University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 ~ 501-222-7120 office voice/text

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