Geneva Sanford, MSW, LSW, LICDC
Ohio Health Grant Medical Center
Geneva Sanford is a licensed Social Worker and certified Chemical Dependency Counselor who has specialized in the field of Substance Use Disorders for 27 years. Geneva received her undergraduate and graduate degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work. She has primarily worked in formalized treatment programs prior to joining Grant’s Trauma Program in October, 2007. She currently manages the Recovery Support Services program at Grant to identify, screen and provide interventions to hospitalized trauma patients who are at-risk or have a substance use disorder, PTSD and Victims of Crime. She developed and manages a Social Work internship program to provide clinical and administrative experience in working with trauma patients. In addition to working at Grant, Geneva is a Community Lecturer at The Ohio State University College of Social Work for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She teaches courses specific to Substance Use Disorders. Geneva is listed as an Expert Trainer for SBIRT with the Institute for Research, Education and Training in the Addictions. She is an advocate for SBIRT and has provided numerous training on the intervention since 2011. Geneva is also a trainer for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program under the Institute for Human Services to raise awareness and increase knowledge amongst Child Welfare workers regarding Substance Use Disorders.