Michelle Bagby

Jaime Harper serves as the Assistant Director of Faith-Based Initiatives with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. His role includes data tracking and reporting, assistance in the continual building of the knowledge base of Certified Recovery Congregations and Collegiate Recovery Campuses, and supporting the growth of the teams within the Faith Based Initiatives. He is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, a certified Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention trainer, a certified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer, a Trauma Informed Approach trainer, a Building Strong Brains (ACEs) trainer, a Mental Health First Aid Youth trainer, holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Addiction from Lipscomb University, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. He has worked in the helping field for the past twelve years and is in long-term recovery from substance use disorder himself.