GCSA Grants and Contracts Manager
Emily Ribblett, GCSA Grants and Contracts Manager
Emily Ribblett is a person in long term recovery. Her recovery started on March 5, 2015. Emily’s life in recovery has given her the opportunity to rebuild lost family relationships and live a life beyond her wildest dreams.
Emily is originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania and has been a Georgia resident since 2008. She believes strongly in the importance of peer support. Emily has her MBA from Shorter University and her BA from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist training in 2017 (CARES 24). In 2019, Emily became a certified WHAM facilitator and received her CPS-MH from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network. In 2020, Emily successfully completed Georgia Center for Nonprofits Grant Fundraising course.
Currently, Emily serves as the Grants and Contracts Manager for GCSA. She oversees several projects including a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Partnership with Augusta University, a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council-Opioid Affected Youth Initiative project (CJCC-OAYI), and an GA Department of Public Health project (DPH) focused on training Emergency Department personnel in Promoting Cultures of Recovery.
From 2017-2020 Emily was the Project Director for Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) for GCSA. BCOR was a three-year Federal SAMHSA grant. She has been part of building relationships around the benefits of long-term recovery in recovery communities across Georgia while also providing training and technical assistance to 38 Recovery Community Organizations. Emily has also worked on national training and technical assistance projects for SAMHSA BRSS TACS as well as the Solano Recovery Project of California, Illinois Take Action Today, Pennsylvania’s Alternative Community Resource Program, Inc., and Floridians for Recovery.