Paige Rogers is a social worker, advocate and community leader who has committed more than a decade to improving local mental health services in Arizona. She has established a recovery-oriented and strengths-based system of care for children and adults with disabilities and ensured that individual and family voices are heard when it comes to individual service participation, service delivery and administration.
Paige founded Community Connections Consulting Services in 2012 to further opportunities for persons with disabilities to live, learn and work in a community that embraces and celebrates diverse abilities while building upon individual strengths. She has paved the way for self- and family-advocacy efforts through her service as a past affiliate president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Her work is influenced by her experiences as a rehabilitation counselor, an administrator at the Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services, a member of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) leadership team, consultant to First Place® AZ and a community advocate.
Paige has been a driving force in building successful acute care systems and programs for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) systems and initiatives and vocational rehabilitation services. Currently, she works diligently to empower both people and organizations through fund development, clinical program design, program and system evaluation, individual coaching and community organizing.