Amy Boyd Austin is the Founding Director of the University of Vermont’s Catamount Recovery Program. She holds an academic appointment through the College of Education and Social Services as adjunct faculty at the University of Vermont.
Ms. Boyd Austin has worked in the field of substance abuse, addictions and recovery for the past 24 years in various capacities as a licensed social worker, addictions counselor, educator, administrator, and advocate. She has worked in the criminal justice system, the treatment system, and in Higher Education. As a social justice activist, Amy views students in recovery as an under-represented population on campus that is poorly understood, relatively invisible, and deserving of advocacy.
Amy serves on the Burlington Partnership for Healthy Communities, and the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery – Friends of Recovery Vermont Advisory Board. She has her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware, and her Master’s in Social Service Management from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.