Bobbie Linkhorn is the South Florida Wellness Network’s Lead Peer Mentor. In her current role Bobbie is responsible for assisting peers to develop long term and sustainable wellness plans through training and education. Bobbie has more than four (4) years of experience supporting individuals affected by substance use disorders. Previously, she served as a Peer Mentor for the Susan B. Anthony treatment center in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Bobbie has successfully expanded innovative and nationally recognized prevention, intervention, wellness, and recovery services in Broward County and the State of Florida. She also forged strong partnerships with local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies; state and local health and human service agencies; and stakeholder groups to guide and implement wellness programs. These programs include entertainment initiatives like Soberfest, an annual event sponsored by the 101 Club, Inc. This event is to raise awareness to the community of peers that recovery is possible and fun!
In 2014, Bobbie was a recipient of the National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Award for recovery month in Broward County. She was later awarded the recovery person of the year Award. As of April 2015, Bobbie has become a member of the Peer Advisory Council as a representative for Broward County.
Born in Pontiac Michigan, Bobbie is a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist and is pending the state test for the Certified Addiction Counselor having completed all other requirements for certification. In addition, Bobbie is currently attending Broward College working towards her Associate’s degree as the initial step towards a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Bobbie is also in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder, celebrating more than 7 years of sobriety. Bobbie has a powerful story summarized by a determination to overcome significant adversity to become a role model and advocate for those without a voice. She has built an amazing support system in the community of professionals, peers, friends and family.