Kim Manlove

Kim Manlove went into higher education, starting at Indiana University in Bloomington and eventually landing at IUPUI for 26 years where he served as the Assistant Dean of the Faculties overseeing the Office of Academic Policies. Kim Manlove went into higher education, starting at Indiana University in Bloomington and eventually working at IUPUI for 26 years where he served as the Assistant Dean of the Faculties overseeing the Office of Academic Policies. From May of 2006 until 2013 Kim accepted a position with Fairbanks Treatment facility overseeing a number of Federal Grant programs for the State of Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction Indiana that included the State Strategic Prevention Framework, Access to Recovery Project and the State Adolescent Treatment Project. He is currently serving as Director of the Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition, a statewide advocacy organization for people in recovery from addiction. Since the loss of his youngest son David who died in a drug-related drowning accident, Kim is passionately involved in local and national substance abuse prevention and education. Kim and his wife Marissa have told their story at the National Press Club in Washington DC and have also appeared on the CBS Morning Show to discuss the dangers of substance abuse. They are often frequent presenters at conferences, schools, churches, and public service organizations. Kim can often be found volunteering at the Fairbanks Treatment and Recovery Center or giving presentations on recovery from addiction. He is co-chair of the Parent Partners, a national drug prevention program of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. In 2005 the Family Services of Central Indiana, Inc. presented Kim, Marissa, and their son Joshua, with the Alice M. Ross Salute to Families Award, for their work in the prevention of adolescent substance abuse since 2001 and in 2006 Fairbanks presented Kim and Marissa their Circle of Hope Award.