Ray Gonzalez


Ray Gonzalez is currently the Executive Director at the Center for Cognition & Recovery in Beachwood, Ohio where he has helped develop CETCLEVELAND®, a community-based version of CET. He has more than 37 years of direct service, administration and program development for persons recovering from mental illness. Mr. Gonzalez is a former CEO of a 403 bed state psychiatric hospital, founded and led PLAN of Northeast Ohio for 21 years. He has a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Ohio State University, with ACSW and LISW-S credentials. A NAMI member for 27 years, Mr. Gonzalez has co-lead four CETCLEVELAND®, groups, has presented on CETCLEVELAND®, at over 85 local, regional and national conferences and workshops, and has helped establish 36 CETCLEVELAND®, Programs in 12 states.