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Substance Abuse Services Director
Originally from New Richmond, Ohio, Sonya attended and graduated from Taylor University with a BS in Social Work. She has worked as a court-appointed guardian ad litem, and spent 10 years doing social services, marketing and consulting in the long term care field.
Sonya left long term care in 2003 after successfully running for County Commissioner in Hendricks County. While commissioner, she also served on the area plan commission, drainage board, regional sewer board, and 4-H fair board. As commissioner she obtained experience and knowledge of local, state and federal funding available to local government. Along with her fellow commissioners, they implemented innovative strategies in the areas of transportation, residential and economic development.
While serving as Commissioner, Sonya also did business development in Tennessee for a Chattanooga architectural firm, working in the area of jail, correctional facility, and government center design. This experience allowed her to work with local governments to become more efficient in long term correctional planning.
In May 2005, Sonya accepted the offer to work for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. As the Substance Abuse Services Division Director, she guides the operations and initiatives of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana, Meth Free Indiana Coalition and Indiana Point of Youth.
Sonya resides in western Hendricks County with her daughters, Callie and Catherine and husband, Mark.
Contact Sonya Carrico, Substance Abuse Services Division Director