Introducing Higher’s Peer Advisors Network

Higher's Peer Advisors Network

Top Row: Christina Casperson (IRC Baltimore), Bonni Cutler (Catholic Charities San Diego), Tanya Dumont (Lutheran Social Services New England), Middle Row: Matthew Fortier (IRC Suburban DC), Stephen Johnson (IRIS New Haven), Brittani McLeod (Catholic Community Services Utah), Bottom Row: Nadine Pedusseau (Catholic Charities San Diego), David Roth (Lutheran Services Carolinas) and Jim Stokes (IRC Dallas).

Meet the first 9 members of Higher’s Peer Advisors Network 2.0.  We’re excited about restarting this valuable addition to the Higher team.  We’ve updated the Peer Advisor role to reflect how we all learn, communicate and do our work now.

Who are Our Peer Advisors – so far?

You’ve already learned from them in blog posts, success stories, webinars and in-person events.  Each offer unique skills, qualifications and perspective.  All bring expertise to make our network – and Higher resources – even stronger.  Thanks to each of them for their contributions so far.

Click this link to read more about each of them.

What Do Peer Advisors Do?

Peer experts are drawn from diverse audiences, including national resettlement agencies and their affiliates’ offices, government programs and others involved in workforce development. They promote our resources within their own social media networks, join Higher staff for trainings across the country, contribute to webinars and other virtual trainings, and provide their insight and expertise to specific technical assistance requests throughout the year.

Want to Apply to Become a Peer Advisor?

There is still room to join.  We would especially welcome applications that add more complete geographic representation, representation from each of the nine voluntary agency affiliate networks and colleagues from a refugee background.

To nominate yourself or a colleague to be a peer expert, email your resume and a brief explanation of why you are interested in gettting involved to  We will respond within two weeks of receiving your application.






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