Janis Tondora is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut where she lives with her husband and beloved labradoodles after recently becoming an empty-nester with two children in college. Based at the Program for Recovery and Community Health, Dr. Tondora’s work involves designing and implementing person-centered practices that promote recovery, self-determination, and community inclusion among people with behavioral health concerns. She has done this work in partnership with over 25 states where she has both teaches, and learns from, stakeholders committed to person-centered systems transformation. She has authored numerous publications on this topic, including a 2014 text, Partnering for Recovery in Mental Health: A Practical Guide to Person-Centered Planning. Dr. Tondora’s consultation and publications have been widely used by both public and private service systems to advance the implementation of recovery-oriented practices in the U.S. and abroad.