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James Klasen, Learning & Development Specialist

Jim Klasen is a Learning & Development Specialist, and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. He brings over 35 years of experience in the workforce development field. Jim has worked with youth, welfare recipients, persons returning home from prison, and persons impacted by trauma, mental health, and substance related challenges. Jim brings lived experience and shares his recovery journey openly as evidence that recovery and wellness are both possible and probable. His journey has led naturally to his “encore career” here at the Institute for Recovery and Community Integration as Delaware County’s Certified Peer Specialist Trainer. Jim is a true believer in the Wellness Recovery Action Plan and his pursuit of wellness and recovery provides a foundation to help others attain their highest possible level of wellness. Jim’s creative expression is playing guitar and singing songs with a recovery theme and often will end the training day with a song or two.