New York Peer Advancement Network (NY-PAN)

Program Staff

Yvette Pate

Yvette Pate, CPS, CPRP, MS
Program Director

KC Karpenter

KC Carpenter
Program Coordinator

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Do you meet the qualifications to participate in NY-PAN? We’d love to have you! Use the button below to join today.

About the Program

The New York Peer Advancement Network (NY-PAN) is a partnership between the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.). This mission of this program is to grow the peer support profession by promoting the inclusion of peer specialists throughout healthcare and other community systems throughout the state of New York.

NY-PAN participants receive an N.A.P.S. professional membership at no cost.


To participate, you must be a peer specialist living or providing services in New York and have either earned or are pursuing one or more of the following credentials in New York:

  • Certified Peer Specialist (NY-CPS)
  • State Family Peer Advocate Credential (FPA-C)
  • Youth Peer Advocate Credential (YPA-C)