Liza Ryan, Peer Recovery Coach, Emergency Department, University of VT Medical Center

Liza Ryan

Peer Recovery Coach, Emergency Department, University of VT Medical Center (UVMMC)

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Liza found her way to Burlington as a Champlain College student in 2016. She’s set to graduate in 2020 with a dual degree in social work and criminal justice. There is no degree for cheering on her Buffalo Bills, but it’s not for lack of effort.

We honestly could not be prouder of how our quiet Liza speaks publicly about her experience. She’s been in recovery since December 2013 and became a Recovery Coach her sophomore year at Champlain. She joined the Emergency Department at UVMMC as a Peer Recovery Coach and now hosts events and initiatives to further help others.