Aimee Shadwick currently serves as the Interim Director for RecoveryOhio, an initiative designated within the Office of Governor Mike DeWine to coordinate and expand the state’s efforts to combat substance use and mental health disorders by increasing prevention efforts, expanding treatment, providing support services for those in recovery and their families, and working with local law enforcement to provide resources to fight illicit drugs at the source.
Before her time as director, Shadwick served as the Deputy and External Partnerships Director for RecoveryOhio. In this position, she focused on stigma and education efforts by partnering with Addiction Policy Forum to launch enCompass training: A Comprehensive Training on Navigating Addiction and train more than 1600 Ohioans in 2021 alone. She also worked with the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance to launch the Beat the Stigma campaign. Additionally, she worked closely with the Ohio State University on the $65 million federal HEALing Communities Study, aimed at reducing overdose deaths in Ohio.
Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Shadwick worked at the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County and served as the Senior Director of Public Affairs. She oversaw the development and execution of the strategic communications plan for the organization, including media relations, paid advertising, community relations and digital communications efforts.
Shadwick holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Florida. She cares deeply about improving the care and support of people who struggle with mental illness and substance use disorders and their families, as she personally walks alongside a family member on their own recovery journey. A native of Amsterdam, Ohio, Shadwick lives in Central Ohio with her husband and three children.