Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Brenda Vezina is the CEO and Executive Director of The Transformation Center DBA Kiva Centers.
Kiva Centers mission and vision is achieved through her dynamic leadership and close community involvement. She has over 30 years of experience working within communities of people who have experienced mental health issues, substance use and all traumatic experiences as a program creator, administrator and direct service worker. Brenda is a survivor of childhood trauma and a thought-leader regarding the effects of childhood trauma and its lasting effects in adulthood. Brenda oversees Kiva Centers’ statewide Certified Peer Specialist Program and is also a skilled trainer in that program. Brenda has grown the Kiva Centers in both depth and breadth of service delivery and seeks the opportunities for the advancement of trauma-informed care approaches for recovering or creating the life that everyone deserves. Recently, Brenda was elected to serve on the 2021-2024 Board for the National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH).