A progressive and well-versed professional, Amy Busch joins the Brookdale Business Development Team with extensive experience both in and out of the field of addiction treatment. Her personal commitment and unwavering passion to help others is unmistakable, making her an integral part of Brookdale and our mission.
A lifelong native of Boston, Amy attended the University of Massachusetts, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005. Later, she would go on to attend Bridgewater State University, where she would acquire a Masters of Severe Education in 2014. Amy is also certified in Massachusetts in severe disabilities and has received Advanced SCERTS training and ACE training. Currently, she is training to become a Certified Intervention Professional.
Amy has gained tremendous first-hand experience and knowledge, working in various professional sectors. Before entering the addiction treatment industry, she primarily worked with children in the severe population, most notably those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Some of her various roles included Special Education Teacher, Autism Specialist, Children Services Program Director and Senior Level Therapist.
The Founder and President of the Dennis Messing Memorial Foundation, Amy helps those struggling with addiction find treatment, as well as provides assistance and resources to affected family members. Through DMMF Kids, Amy helps children who have either lost a parent to overdose or are in active addiction. DMMF Kids provides necessary resources, such as clothing and school supplies, alongside funding for dance classes, summer camps and a Secret Santa program. Most recently, Amy was awarded the Difference Maker of the Week from the New England Patriots Foundation for her work with DMMF.
Outside of work, you can find Amy spending time with her husband and two daughters, volunteering, planning events and surfing on Silver Lake with friends. A person in long-term recovery, Amy is also an active member of Boston’s 12-Step fellowship and enjoys participating in local recovery events.
As Business Development Director, Amy’s primary goal is to help those suffering access the most effective treatment available. “I have experience with several treatment centers and this team and facility is by far the most amazing I have seen. The passion, dedication and love that each employee shows is indescribable.”