Joel Hoepfner received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology as well as a teaching certificate from Central Michigan University in 1999 and 2003. He has worked in the behavioral health field for over 12 years. He is a Certified Prevention Consultant (CPC) and has held that credential since 2009 from the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals. He became a Mental Health First Aid Training Instructor in February 2016. He is the previous chair and current member of the State of Michigan Training Advisory Council as well as the current chair of the State of Michigan Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup that operates through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Joel has a long history of providing leadership, direction, and individualized technical assistance along with state, community and agency wide trainings, workshops, and webinars on a multitude of topics for diverse audiences.