Title: Peer Specialist
Company: VA Healthcare
Location: Southfield, Michigan, United States
Kevin R. Scott, Peer Specialist at VA Healthcare, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health services.
Mr. Scott became involved in his profession as a result of his passion for working to help others. Following his passion, he earned a Master’s degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina in 1996. Later, in 2017, he became certified as a National Life Coach, which was followed by a Peer Specialist certification from the State of Michigan in 2018. Though he began his career as a lead security analyst for IBM, Mr. Scott has been excelling as a peer specialist at VA Healthcare in Michigan since 2019.
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Scott has been abundantly awarded on numerous occasions. Most recently, in 2020, he was nominated for the Veteran Affairs Peer Specialist of the Year presented by the VA Service Coin of Excellence. In addition, in 2019, the Department of Veteran Affairs honored Mr. Scott with a Certificate of Appreciation for service to military veterans. Presently, he maintains affiliation with the Brightmoor Alliance, the Copeland Center and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, among several other professional organizations. Reflecting on his success, he credits blessings from God, as He gave Mr. Scott a second chance after reaching a particularly low point of his life. Now, Mr. Scott is able to empower individuals at low points in their lives, just as he once was. Looking toward the future, he plans on becoming a circuit speaker for corrections organizations.
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