Nadine Machkovech

Travels from Wisconsin

Nadine Machkovech is on a mission to positively disrupt the current addiction and mental health landscape - through her dynamic peer leadership she is empowering young people everywhere to speak out and discover the light in their life.

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A youthful compelling speaker, Nadine often openly shares her story of opioids with adolescents and young adults to provide the awareness and prevention message that is critically needed today. Now a certified recovery coach and person in long-term recovery, Nadine works to inspire others. 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 has dedicated her life to serving others and reconnecting them 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 change their world and the world around them. 

Nadine has traveled the country, been featured in Forbes, and 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 a Co-Owner and Program Manager of RISE TOGETHER, a grassroots organization that is helping to lead a movement of young people to stand up and break the silence around suicide, bullying, mental illness, drugs, and alcohol. Her organization was recently recognized by the White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy for its mission to educate young adults and adolescents on addiction and mental health.

Additionally, Nadine 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 Substance Use Disorders 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.

Nadine 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 vision and life-long goals. She encompasses joy and hope for others and for the future

We’re all beautifully made, so OWN it!
— Nadine Machkovech