Missy Rufo, MS, CPRP

Training and Development Specialist 

Hi all! My name is Missy Rufo and I am the Training & Development Specialist for Pat Deegan and Associates. In this role I help new sites adopt CommonGround and RECOVERYlibrary, and provide existing sites with ongoing training and customer support. I also help the team develop new training materials and consult on new features for PDA technologies.

I bring the unique experience of being on both sides of the CommonGround table. I began using CommonGround in 2010 when the agency I worked at adopted CommonGround. During the implementation, I worked as a CommonGround Champion and served on the leadership team. I have also been certified as a CommonGround Specialist and have helped sites adopt it.

have first hand experience in understanding the challenges and the successes associated with using CommonGround and especially enjoy sharing my experiences with everyone I work with. I am passionate about recovery and training which drives me in the work we do here at PDA!

I have been working in the Mental Health field since 2004 and hold a Master’s Degree in Psychology. I am a Board Certified Music Therapist and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Outside of my work, my Personal Medicine includes spending time with my family and friends and running (even though I’m slow)!