Joining us as Guest Speaker this Friday, was Candice R. Greenwade, Executive Director and Head of School for Heartland High School, which is located at 760 E Broad Street in Columbus..
Heartland High School is a private school  for students in recovery from substance use disorder that awards graduates with a state-recognized diploma. Inclusion and accessibility are fundamental to its vision.  The school believes all adolescents in recovery deserve access to specialized educational and recovery supports, regardless of their socioeconomic status, background, race, religious affiliation, gender expression, etc.
Candice Greenwade is a visionary leader in the field of education who is committed to the needs of youth and families. 
Greenwade was previously the Director of Youth and Family Services at the Columbus Urban League, where she was responsible for overseeing economic opportunities and community change for public system reform. Under her leadership, she pioneered a summer-work program for inner-city youth and developed strategies and systems to ensure economically challenged youth were provided stability and opportunities.
Greenwade’s previous work in behavioral health allows her to have a unique perspective when meeting with Heartland’s students and families. At Pomegranate Health Systems Acute Hospital and Center for Psychiatry, she led the Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment team. Prior to her tenure at Pomegranate, she served as a Treatment Manager at Pastoral Counseling Service of Summit County. Greenwade also served as the Educational Director at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and as an Academic Advisor for the Strive for Excellence Program at her alma mater, the University of Akron, where she received her MA in Higher Education Administration and a BA in Child Development with a minor in Family Development.
Her diverse work experiences in education, behavioral and clinical healthcare, and social justice, allows her to have a 360 degree view on the complex needs of Heartland’s students and families.
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