Catamount Recovery Program Director

Amy’s work is grounded in her passion for education, outreach, and social justice. Based in the Living Well office, she coordinates the Catamount Recovery Program at UVM, a community dedicated to students in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. In addition, Amy works with initiatives supporting students who choose to be substance free at UVM (student group “Not My Thing”). Amy welcomes conversations about health, wellness, abstinence-based recovery, substance-free living, diversity, and social justice. She has been at the University since 2004 with a history of work in both higher education and corrections. Amy has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware, and a Master's of Social Service Management from Bryn Mawr College.

Awards and Recognition

Kitty S. Harris Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 for exceptional commitment to advancing collegiate recovery

Associations and Affiliations

President of Association of Recvovery in Higher Education

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Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Collegiate recovery support, development and sustainability
  • Substance use culture on college campuses
  • Stigmatization through language
  • Advocacy and dismantling stigma


  • Master's of Social Service Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice


Office Location:

Living Well, first floor of Davis Center