Catamount Recovery Program Director

Amy's (she/her) work is grounded in her passion for supporting students to make sustainable change personally, while challenging and dismantling systems institutionally. The core of her work comes from recognizing that culture and systems of power are rooted in a dominant narrative which consequently dis-serve folks who fall outside these identities.  Based in the Education and Outreach unit and on the Alcohol and Other Drug Team, Amy specifically serves to support students in the Catamount Recovery Program, a community for students in (or seeking) recovery from substance use, as well as students seeking to change their relationship to/practices around substance use. Amy welcomes conversations about health, wellness, campus culture, recovery, substance-free living, equity, and anti-racism. She has worked as a clinician, an educator, and an advocate in treatment, criminal justice, and higher education.  She has been at the University since 2004. 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