Mario Jimenez

Peer Support Specialist

Mario is a peer support specialist who works with patients as they navigate through their recovery journey. Mario has an extensive background working in addiction and recovery. Mario has 25 years of lived experience in substance use, 12 years of lived experience in the Department of Corrections, and 3 years of experience in Behavioral Health and Recovery. In his most recent role, Mario was Director of Operations for behavioral health sober living homes. Mario is passionate about working in mental health and addiction because he enjoys making a difference in people’s lives. Helping others work through their challenges gives him a sense of purpose in his professional and personal life.  

Mario is originally from Long Beach, California, and was raised in Mesa. He is one of five children and has one son. He loves working with his hands, and enjoys nature, architecture, and traveling. Mario values the simple things in life, which he attributes to his part experiences.

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