​Amy Saunders
​Amy Saunders
Managing Director, Marshall University Center of Excellence and Recovery

​Amy Saunders is the managing director of the Center of Excellence for Recovery at Marshall University, where she serves as chairwoman for the Marshall University Substance Use Recovery Coalition and oversees implementation of initiatives related to substance use disorder and behavioral health. She received a master's degree in clinical psychology from Marshall University and has over 20 years of experience working in the fields of mental health, addiction, and public health. 

Amy serves on the Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Health Sciences Advisory Committee, which coordinates programs and policies related to the state’s health sciences degrees. The Division of Health Sciences also recruits and retains healthcare providers in underserved areas through its Rural Health initiative. She is currently working on a doctorate degree in education at Marshall University. 

Amy served as the director of Marshall’s Wellness Center for over 15 years, where she implemented health and wellness initiatives on campus. She has served as the director of a school-based mental health program overseeing prevention and treatment services to students and families in five middle schools and has co-authored and received over 25 public health and mental health related grants.