Amy Saunders, MA

Managing Director

Center of Excellence for Recovery

Saunders is the founding member of the Center of Excellence for Recovery. Amy manages the day to day operations of the Center of Excellence for Recovery which employs over 80 full and part-time employees who are working on multiple behavioral health initiatives in the state. She received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Marshall University and has over 25 years of experience working in the fields of behavioral health and public health. Saunders served as the director of Marshall’s Wellness Center for over fifteen years where she implemented multiple health and wellness initiatives on campus. She has served as the director of a school-based mental health program overseeing services to students in five middle schools. She has authored and received over 30 public and mental health-related grants where she has served as a Principal Investigator (PI) or as an Evaluator. Saunders has assisted with strategic planning and coalition development on campus and within the local community and state. She is a founding member of the West Virginia Collegiate Initiative to Address Health Campuses, a statewide coalition working to improve the health, wellness and safety of students on West Virginia’s higher education campuses. She serves as an advisory member on the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment.

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