Nadine Machkovech is a certified recovery coach and person in long-term recovery. As an educator on addiction and mental health, she looks to positively disrupt the current landscape for adolescents, especially young women, across the country. She is dedicated to building a life centered around self-care, service, and reconnecting others to their greater purpose in life. It is through her unique style of storytelling, Machkovech leaves her audience feeling inspired and motivated; reminding them that they have the choice to utilize their power to help change their world and the world around them.
Machkovech has graced the TEDx stage, been featured in Forbes, and is often aspired after for her dynamic peer leadership skills. She has created measurable social change while educating students, teachers, professionals, and peers on topics of substance use and misuse, mental health awareness, leadership, and the development of life skills.
She is also the Chief of Operations of RISE TOGETHER, a grassroots non-profit organization that exists to ignite a youth-led movement that is saving lives. Their solution is to provide communities with high-quality educational content, programs, workshops, and training that help build strong advocates and leaders. Since September of 2013, RISE TOGETHER has educated nearly 150,000 young adults and adolescents on addiction and mental health and their life-saving work has been recognized by the White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy.
Additionally, Machkovech has been invited to be a planning partner with SAMHSA’s Recovery Planning Committee and has presented at many conferences including Wisconsin’s Statewide Recovery Rally, Community Catalyst’s SUD Convening, UW Marshfield Mental Health State Conference, Northwood’s Coalition Statewide Mental Health Conference, Nurses Association WI State Conference, United Way Teen Symposium, and Human Service Association Statewide Conference.
Machkovech has found her purpose in an ever-growing platform for good. She carries this responsibility with a great amount of passion and purpose in hopes that these efforts will help to not only develop peer leaders but also help others towards the achievement of their future vision and life-long goals.