Nuway Hires Former State DHS Official as Public Policy Director

Amy Dellwo

Former Minnesota Department of Human Services official, Amy Dellwo, will assume primary responsibility for short- and long-term public policy goals as NUWAY’s Director of Public Policy.

“We are thrilled to have Amy join the NUWAY team,” said Monique Bourgeois, NUWAY’s Chief Community Relations Officer. “Her depth and breadth of public policy experience will be an invaluable asset to NUWAY’s mission to provide extended care treatment to individuals in supportive environments.  NUWAY is committed to increasing access to extended care treatment for those in need.”

Dellwo has worked at the intersection of public policy among state agencies, elected officials, providers and the community for more than 15 years. Most recently, she served as Chief of Staff in the state’s largest agency, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Her experience also includes seven years as DHS Government Relations Director with responsibility for orchestrating development of agency policy and budget proposals prior to the Governor’s consideration for advancement of the proposals through the legislative process.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with NUWAY,” Dellwo said. “I have seen their staff’s steadfast commitment to extending access to addiction treatment and helping their clients stay connected to recovery services as they reengage with their community. NUWAY captures the essence of collaboration on behalf of their clients.  It is motivating to see how their vast number of community partners work in tandem to leverage each partner’s expertise.”  Dellwo’s leadership will continue to build NUWAY’s community collaborations.

About NUWAY:  A non-profit organization incorporated in 1966 and located in the heart of the recovery community, NuWay House, Inc. (NUWAY) began as a grassroots effort within the recovery community to provide extended care treatment services. Over the past 50+ years, NUWAY has served more than 45,000 men and women in recovery.  Today, NUWAY offers an extended continuum of care including residential and intensive outpatient with recovery residence support.  For more information:

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Last Updated on February 16, 2019

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