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"Susan Mikolic has served on the NAMI Ohio Board of Directors and was instrumental in the creation of our child-focused programs." more


"It is so important to also hear the perspective of the family and to learn how mental illness stretches beyond the individual." more


"Her presentation is commensurate with other greats like Mel Levine and Ed Hallowell." more


"A tremendous amount of information was given in a short amount of time. Very informative." more


"Your presentation at John Carroll University on ADHD/Bipolar Disorder was exceptional." more

Curriculum Vitae

Susan Mikolic, R.N.

Business Address: 34057 Glen Drive, Eastlake, OH 44095-2605
Business Phone: 216-513-6098
Business Fax: 440-953-2377
E-mail Address:
Birth Date: January 27, 1960
Birth Place: Cleveland, OH
Citizenship: United States of America

Education:

  • Associates Degree in Applied Sciences, Nursing, 1982
    Lakeland Community College, Mentor, OH Summa Cum Laude
  • Coursework in Computer Science, 1978-1979
    Cleveland State University

Licensure: Ohio State Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse, 1982

Community Service:

  • Ohio Department of Education, State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC), panel member, 2005 - present
  • Ohio Department of Education, Positive Behavior Support Advisory Panel, panel member, 2005
  • State of Ohio Interdepartmental Initiative*, Access to Better Care (ABC) Initiative, Early Screening and Assessment Team, member, 2004 (*An interdepartmental project of the Ohio Family and Children First Initiative through the collaboration of Ohio Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, and Ohio Department of Youth Services)
  • North Eastern Ohio School-Based Mental Health Action Network, member, 2002 - present
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health, Mental Health, Schools, and Families Working Together Toward a Shared Agenda, Professional Development Task Force Co-Leader, 2003 - 2004
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health, Mental Health, Schools, and Families Working Together Toward a Shared Agenda, Steering Committee Member, 2003 - 2004
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health, Strategic School Success Team, Co-Leader, 2002 - 2003
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health Strategic Planning Committee, 2002
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Ohio, Nominating Committee Chair, 2002 - 2003
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Ohio, Board of Directors, 2000 - 2003
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health, Solutions for Ohio's Quality Improvement & Compliance: Consumer, Family Members, and Advocates Steering Team, 2001
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Ohio, Children's Committee Co-Chair, 2000 - 2001
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Lake County, President, 1999 - 2001
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Lake County, Youth Coordinator, 1999 - 2002
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Metro Cleveland, Board of Trustees, 1999 - 2000
  • Lake County ADAMS Board Recovery Project Data Advisory Group, 2000
  • Eastshore Special Education Regional Resource Center, Serious Emotional Disturbance Task Force 1998 - 2001

Selected Lectures/Workshops:

  • Cuyahoga County Special Education Regional Resource Center, "Building a Plan to Take Care of Yourself", Valley View, OH 12/9/05
  • All Ohio Counselors Conference, , "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness, Columbus, OH 11/4/05
  • Parent Mentor Ohio Fall Conference, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness, Columbus, OH 11/2/05
  • Effective School Mental Health Practice: Building a Shared Agenda with Schools, Communities and Families, 10th Annual Conference of the Center for School Mental Health Assistance, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Cleveland, OH, 10/29/05
  • Case Western Reserve University, Graduate Social Work Course Guest Speaker, & "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness: Introduction", 10/26/05
  • Stark County Board of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities, "Childhood Mental Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment", North Canton, OH, 9/16/05
  • Fitting the Pieces Together: Behavioral Health & Juvenile Justice, "Engagement of Families: Parents, Youth, and Systems in Partnership", Columbus, OH, 6/6/05
  • Spring Symposium, The Child We Have in Common: Partnerships Working to Change Lives, Ohio School Social Work Association/Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success/Ohio School Based Health Care Association, "Because They Don't Bring Us Casseroles" & "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness: Introduction", Columbus, OH, 5/5 - 6/05
  • The Professional Issues Conference of the American Federation of Teachers Healthcare, Current Issues in Mental Health Parity, Washington, D.C., 4/29/05
  • NAMI Montgomery County, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness: Introduction, Designing Plans, & Case Studies, Kensington, Maryland, 4/8/05
  • Cleveland State University, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness: Introduction & Designing Plans", Cleveland, Ohio, 3/24/05
  • NAMI Fort Wayne, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness: Introduction & Designing Plans", Fort Wayne, Indiana, 3/22/05
  • Woodridge Local Schools, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness: Designing Plans", Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 3/18/05
  • Ohio Association of Career Technical Education/Special Needs Division and Ohio Association of Supervisors, Coordinators of Exceptional Students Spring conference, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness: Introduction", Columbus, Ohio March 11, 2005
  • Mid-Eastern Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", 2 day conference, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 3/1 - 2/05
  • Eastshore Special Education Regional Resource Center, Parent Council, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Mentor, Ohio, 2/8/05
  • Northeast Ohio Parent Mentors, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Shaker Hts., Ohio, 1/25/05
  • Northwestern Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Perrysburg, Ohio, 1/20/05
  • Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center, "Successful School Reintegration for Children with Mental Illness", Parma, Ohio, 1/18/05
  • Ohio Department of Education, Academic Standards Board, presentation panel, "Crucial Links Between Mental Health and School Success", Columbus, Ohio, 12/6/04
  • St. John Vianney Catholic Church, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Mentor, Ohio, 11/17/04
  • Mid-Eastern Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 11/11/04
  • Willoughby-Eastlake Technical Schools, Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Willoughby, Ohio, 11/8/04
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Annual Conference, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Washington DC, 9/04
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Ohio, Annual Conference, "Special Needs Kids & Schools: Expert Panel", Columbus, Ohio, 5/04
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Ohio, "Unmet Needs for Families of Children with Mental Illness: Focus Group Results", Columbus, Ohio, June, 2002
  • Ohio Department of Health, annual conference of school nurses, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4/2/04; Newark, Ohio, 4/30/04; Perrysburg, Ohio, 5/7/04; Independence, Ohio, 5/14/04
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Ohio, Annual Conference ,"Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Columbus, Ohio, 2003
  • Education Alternatives, "Asperger's Disorder & Bipolar Disorder", Willoughby, Ohio, 2/19/04
  • Euclid Special Needs Support Group, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Euclid, Ohio, 11/15/03
  • John Carroll University, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", University Hts., Ohio, 11/10/03
  • South High School, "Childhood Bipolar Disorder", Willoughby, Ohio, 9/02
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Ohio/Special Education Regional Resource Centers, Eastshore & Cuyahoga County Conference, "Supporting Academic Success for Children with Mental Illness", Mayfield Hts., Ohio, 8/14 - 15/02
  • Cuyahoga County Special Education Resource Center, "Developing Supportive IEP's for Children with Mental Illness", Parma, Ohio, 4/3/01
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Cuyahoga County, Childhood Bipolar Disorder Conference: "Impact on the Family", Mayfield Hts., Ohio, 10/16/00
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Toledo, Family Panel, Toledo, Ohio, 3/22/01
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Metro Cleveland, Family Panel, Cleveland, Ohio, 3/9/00

Professional Organizations:

  • The National Association of Female Executives
  • Lake County Entrepreneurs Club
  • Lake County Economic Development Center
  • Professional Women's Institute
  • Willoughby Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Boardroom Group

Honors & Awards:

  • Who's Who in American Nursing, 1991 - 1992, 1993 - 1994
  • International Woman of the Year, 1992
  • The Who's Who Registry, 1992 - 1993
  • Manchester's Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals
  • Solutions for Ohio's Quality Improvement and Compliance (SOQIC) initiative Recognition Award, 4/04
  • Governor's Certificate of Recognition, 8/13/04
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health Recognition Award, 12/04

Interviews:

  • Kaleidoscope, WEWS-TV5, 5/29/05
  • The News-Herald, "Battle for Benefits Rages On", 5/13/05
  • The News-Herald, feature article on Stepping Stones Mental Health Educational Consulting, "Business Inspired by Life", 3/30/05
  • Cincinnati Enquirer, Special Report on Childhood Mental Illness, 3/04
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer, release of Surgeon General's Report on Mental Illness, 2001
  • WCPR, Public Radio, Children's Bipolar Conference, live interview and taped special segment, 10/16/00
  • J. Marino, "The Scene", children with mental illness, 6/30/00


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