Amy Shanahan

Amy Shanahan, a consultant in Pittsburgh, PA, acknowledges the ancestral lands of the Seneca, Adena culture, Hopewell culture, and Monongahela peoples, joined later by refugees from tribes displaced by European colonists. She pays respect to the Elders and their communities past, present, and future.

As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Amy specializes in training individuals and teams in Motivational Interviewing. In her role as a leader and administrator in hospital- and community-based programs for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders, Amy has overseen various system-wide projects. These initiatives focus on enhancing skills and implementing evidence-based practices across organizations.

Amy’s expertise lies in supervision, leadership, change management, and implementation science. She underscores the significance of creating environments that foster openness to learning, curiosity, and driving improvements and change.