HI THERE! I’M DARIAN ELMENDORF

Founder & CEO at Compass Peer Services

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Darian Elmendorf

BIO

My Story

Digital health entrepreneur with 4 years of experience leading innovative community health organizations to create mental health support programs for youth and young adults. I am driven by my personal experiences overcoming mental health challenges and dedicated to supporting individuals by working with community organizations to provide resources and hope for those who struggle with behavioral health challenges. I have a passion for designing and implementing social/public health programs, building teams that share a bold vision, and creating unique value in programs and products that focus on solving population health challenges.

 

EXPERIENCE

Work History

 
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July 2019 – Current

FOUNDER & CEO


COMPASS PEER SERVICES LLC,

● Early stage start-up providing digital wellness-based services to help community mental health organizations support those struggling with mental health and substance use issues.
● Comprehensive telehealth communication platform as a service providing assessment, telemedicine, learning management, peer recovery coaching, community development, guided referral, and transportation services.

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October 2020 - Current

DIRECTOR OF PEER SUPPORT


SL24: UNLOCKE THE LIGHT FOUNDATION

● Founding member of the Peer24 Student Peer Recovery Support Initiative.
● Led the successful development, implementation, and sustainability of all peer-to-peer mental health support and crisis response services for Sean's House.
● Recruited, trained, and developed over 60 volunteer Peer Support Specialists.
● I am working to modernize the process of education, support, and community inclusion to increase access for youth and young adults and build a competent workforce of Peer Specialists in the local community.

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October 2019 – Current

PLANNER II


DIVISION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH

● Outreach wellness checks for individuals who are seeking temporary or permanent housing/treatment for mental health and substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
● Researching Peer Recovery Support Programs, Health Integration, and Social Determinantsof Health for transition aged youth and young adults. This work supports my requirements to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist in the State of Delaware.

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August 2017 - Present

EVENT STAFF

DAVID ELLIS CATERING

Event coordination, Food & Beverage

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Feb 2020 – Sept 2020

Founding member of the Peer24 Student Peer Recovery Support Initiative under the College of Health Sciences.

In this role, I facilitate virtual webinars and program development meetings for students and faculty in the Peer24 Initiative and work with Student Peer Recovery Specialist Trainees to identify gaps and opportunities to strategically refine the student experience. I am also responsible for promoting communication and collaboration between project stakeholders including the Mental Health Association in Delaware and SL24's Unlocke the Light Foundation.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Courses

CREATIVITY & DESIGN THINKING

ENTREPRENEURIAL APPRENTICE: LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCE

ENTREPRENEURIAL SELLING

START-UP EXPERIENCE

 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATES

 

Digital Peer Support

Issued April 2020

Delaware Certification Board

Issued February 2021 - Expires February 2023

International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium

Issued February 2021 - Expires 
February 2023

EDUCATION

My Studies

 

June 2019

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION; MINOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

● Concentration in Leading Innovative Organizations
● Key Courses: Startup Experience I & II, Entrepreneurial Apprentice: Leadership & Influence, Negotiations & Conflict Resolution, Entrepreneurial Selling, Social Entrepreneurship Practicum, Research Methods in Design Thinking

MY SKILLS

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

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CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT

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BUSINESS MODEL GENERATION

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

CREATIVITY & DESIGN THINKING

COACHING

DIGITAL CONTENT STRATEGY

RECOMMENDATION

 
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Carl Sharperson, Jr., Author, CPBC, Ext. DISC, CCL

Darian Elmendorf is a highly motivated leader, a confident public speaker, and a skilled educator. He has shown courage and integrity through times of adversity in his business and his personal life. I have personally worked with Darian and Compass Peer Services to develop an organizational mission and vision, an innovative strategy for recruitment and workforce development, and tactics for working with other executive partners and clients. He shows dedication and humility around his team and passion towards his mission and his principles on a daily basis. He is a natural entrepreneur with great judgement who always takes accountability for his results. He has read a used the Principles of my life changing book, Sharp Leadership - Overcome Adversity To Lead With Authenticity.
Great guy with high integrity
www.carlsharpersonjr.com
👏👍😊

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Juliet Meskers

Darian is a wonderful individual to work with. Not only is he extremely dedicated to his passions and his work, but he is also a one of a kind individual. His compassionate and empathetic abilities allow him to connect with others in a unique way. I feel lucky to have the experiences working with Darian that I do

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Mari Fischer

I had the pleasure of working with Darian Elmendorf last year on the University of Delaware/PEER24/Sean's House (SL24) Initiative. Darian's passion for wanting to help others, combined with his entrepreneurial skills, helped fuel his determination to create a healthcare business model which addresses the mental health of young adults by incorporating concepts of peer support. To that end, Darian was the spark that made the venture come together, sustain us through the challenges, and ultimately come to life! Darian added tremendous value to the work group and became a certified peer specialist. He is always looking for opportunities to innovate, create and improve and his commitment to help others improve their mental health wellness is to be admired. Darian will be a success in any future venture he embarks upon.

LET’S CONNECT

40 E Main Street #209, Newark DE 19711

(302) 283 - 9816

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