Sera has been a part of the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (RLC) since its conception in 2007. As a member of the RLC leadership team, she has supported its development from an idea to a thriving community that includes four resource centers, one of the only peer respites in the country (Afiya), and many other learning and growth opportunities. Sera is also a member of the Hearing Voices USA Board, and a new filmmaker, co-producing her first film, ‘Beyond the Medical Model,’ with the Western Mass RLC in 2013. Additionally, she is a mother, a film lover, a blogger on Mad in America (www.madinamerica.com), and a chocolate and bleu cheese connoisseur (not together!).