Francesca Canter

Peer Recovery Speciallist

Francesca “Chessie” Canter comes to the Damien Center after 20 years in direct patient healthcare. They have a lifelong passion for harm reduction work and are thrilled to be able to engage in this work more fully as a Peer Recovery Specialist. Chessie believes that ALL people deserve dignity, respect, and access to the tools and resources that will allow them to live the best versions of their lives. Outside of work, Chessie enjoys spending time outdoors, working on home improvement projects, live music, and spending time with their wife, daughters, and dogs.

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” - Angela Y. Davis