Matrix Model Trainer
Donna L. Johnson, JD
Donna L. Johnson has over 25 years of experience working with substance use disorders, criminal justice and integrated care. She has a long history of increasing profitably, growing and enhancing programs, while ensuring quality services for programs in all levels of care. Donna has significant knowledge of legal/judicial issues and an excellent understanding of organizational systems and processes. She has a special interest in international work, providing consulting, Matrix model training and various behavioral health and criminal justice topics training to many countries that include: South Africa, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, to name a few. Donna believes that staff training, demonstration of skills and clinical supervisions are the keys to quality care and she values the role that Matrix offers to agencies through the training, consulting process and Key Supervision component.
Donna has been a consultant and trainer for the Matrix Institute on Addictions for over 17 years and is the lead author on the Matrix Model for Criminal Justice. She has also worked as a contributor on several other Hazelden publications, and she is a trainer for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Donna has written numerous magazine articles and has been featured on CBS Atlanta, PBS, CNN and Fox News on various addiction issues.
She served as the Director for a large community mental health center, overseeing all levels of care including detox, inpatient, crisis stabilization, intensive outpatient, residential, women’s programs and adolescent services. In addition, she worked in several areas of the criminal justice system including: corrections, drug courts, community supervision and youth justice. Donna also worked with a large hospital system to integrate behavioral health and trauma informed care into their primary care system.
Donna founded her own company, Addiction Solutions of Georgia, Inc., where she specialized in consulting and training in substance use disorders, criminal justice, tele-mental health and integrated care. She has provided consulting and training to numerous state addiction authorities, CSAT projects, hospitals, drug courts, agencies, Fortune 500 companies and many criminal justice programs. Donna has been a speaker and keynote for numerous national and international conferences, including the National Association for Drug Court Professionals Conference and the National Conference on Addictive Disorders and the United Kingdom and European Symposium on Addictive Disorders.