Nicole Cadovius is the director of practice improvement for the National Council for Behavioral Health. She leads the mental health, substance use, and older adults-related projects as director and subject matter expert, including tasks related to executing fiscal reports, training and technical assistance, grant and contract proposals, and supervision of staff. She oversees government, pharmacological, and state-level grants, contracts, and subcontracts to ensure compliance, high-quality relationship with funders, strategic oversight, and timely submission of deliverables


Throughout Cadovius’ career, her passion has been to create quality community-based programs and develop strong teams supporting older adults and individuals with developmental disabilities. She is a national speaker on topics such as healthy aging and aging in place. Cadovius serves as a member of several national boards, steering committee member of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, president of the Gerontology Division, and vice president of region 10, for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


Before joining the National Council, Cadovius served as director of programs and services for a community nonprofit supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, director of communications and strategy for a state agency, and a regional director and executive director of skilled nursing facilities. Cadovius began her career as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist.


She holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Management both from Albertus Magnus College and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Connecticut.


Recent Posts by Nicole Cadovius

Who Cares For The Caregivers? We All Do

While policy-driven programs to support the mental health of caregivers are important and should be pursued, there are interventions we can implement immediately, without waiting for legislators to act.

October 13, 2017End of Life & Serious Illness