Monday, June 28 Sessions

 Monday – June 28, 2021

Morning Sessions – 2 hours

Certification 101

Session Description Coming Soon

Chip Fuller, EdS, CADC-II, ICADC, MATS, E-CADC

Chip is a native of East Tennessee, where for 24 years he taught Math and Geography as well as served as an Assistant Principal for Maryville City and Blount County (TN) school systems. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and he holds an Education Specialist (EdS) in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. As Treasurer for ADACBGA, he brings 15 years of experience managing financial records for his family’s trucking company. In 2015, he began work in the field of addiction where he consulted for Counseling Solutions Treatment Centers (Chatsworth GA and Murphy NC) on their safety plan and facility security. After retiring from the school system, he began working for Counseling Solutions Treatment Centers-Chatsworth where he was the Director of Security, a Pharmacy Technician, and a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC-II & ICADC). He continued to expand his knowledge in this field by obtaining his E-CADC as well as the MATS certifications. He served as the Treatment Services Coordinator (Clinical Director) for Northwest Georgia Treatment Center (New Season/CMG) for almost a year before opening Gateway Treatment Centers in Ellijay, GA. As the Program Sponsor and Administrator for Gateway, he is helping to expand treatment into a region where no comprehensive opioid treatment had existed. Since 2017, he has served as the Treasurer for OTPG as well as being an active Recovery Month Planning Partner with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Engaging Men in Personal Growth and Treatment

Many behavioral health providers have observed that women more than men are more likely to seek help for personal problems and better mental health. It is beneficial for any clinician to review the literature that addresses the issues in working with men in behavioral health environments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify key factors that hinder men’s engagement in therapy
  2. Participants will be able to describe 5 unique needs of men who have been involved in the correctional, probation or parole settings
  3. Participants will be able to review and apply recommendations on how to encourage the participation of men throughout treatment

Marcus Carter, LPC, MAC, CPCS

Marcus Carter is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in Georgia. He has been working as a behavioral health counselor in Georgia corrections and community supervision with women and men for over 30 years. He is an adjunct instructor at Carver College and a POST-certified instructor for criminal justice professionals. He is a certified facilitator for Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Crisis Intervention Team for Youth (CIT-Y), and Trauma-Informed Care Trainer for Criminal Justice Professionals.


Engaging Women of Color in Addiction Treatment

The purpose of the workshop is to provide clinicians with a culturally specific point of reference as related to conceptualizing, assessing, coordinating, and implementing treatment specific to women of color giving considerations to the identification of socio-economic limitations, gender role expectations and other barriers resulting in adverse treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase cultural awareness as related to women of color seeking addiction treatment
  2. Promote the use of trauma-informed care
  3. Initiation of addiction treatment among women of color

Edwina Taylor-Flowers, LPC, MAC, CCS

Edwina Taylor- Flowers is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing addiction specific treatment services in various settings such as residential, community, non- and for-profit. She holds dual master’s degrees in General Counseling Studies and Clinical Mental Health & Rehabilitation Counseling. In addition, she is credentialed as a Master Addiction Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor, providing supervision for those seeking initial and re-certification for addictions counseling credentials.


Faith-Based Therapy For Diligence In Recovery

Phase I Exploring the “Black Hole” Within
Phase II Living Your Niche
Phase III The Great Escape

Learning Objectives:

  1. Re-Discovering Innocence
  2. Journeying the Path of Zeal
  3. Spiritual Ascension and Self Care

Rev. Dr. Selena Coleman-Carson

Rev. Dr. Selena Carson, a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor and Therapist, by the Georgia Board of Examiners for Christian Counselors and Therapists and is an ordained Chaplain, and Humanitarian with a concern for people who carry deep-rooted mental, behavioral and interpersonal issues. She earned a Doctorate of Divinity from Jacksonville Theological Seminary and two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). The first unit with Erlanger Health Systems, Siskin Hospital, and the Hospice of Chattanooga, Tennessee. And the second unit from the Training and Counseling Center (TACC) at St. Luke’s, with WellStar Atlanta Medical Center(s) Downtown and East Point, Georgia.


Family Divorce 101-A Clinical Education on Addiction and Divorce

Learn how addiction is linked to divorce and new information on divorce reform that can minimize the impact on your client and their family as they go through a divorce. What is your role as their counselor as it relates to divorce and how can you protect your practice and long-term relationship with the client who is divorcing?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the leading causes of divorce (addiction in top 5)
  2. Participants will be able to speak with clients about their divorce options and how different options impact themselves and their families
  3. Participants will understand the potential impact on the counselor as their client experiences the different divorce options

Kelley Linn, Civil Mediator, CEO Divorce Mediation Center, BS Journalism

Kelley Linn, GA Civil Mediator, CEO-Transitions Resource Divorce Mediation Centers, BS Journalism, created Transitions Resource, LLC (2010) a Divorce Family Advocacy to reduce the financial/emotional impact of divorce. She has published 5 divorce books including Family Divorce Therapy 101-A Clinicians Guide to Best Practices in Treating Families Pre/During/Post Divorce. From 2010-2019 presented 28 LPCA Accredited CE workshops to Counselors throughout Georgia and at State Conferences. Her 6 Atlanta Divorce Mediation Centers (launched in 2015) offer an alternative reformed family-focused divorce service that minimizes family conflict and costs to enhance post-divorce co-parenting relations.

Jo Abney, LPC, CAACD, MATS, CPCS

Jo Cheezem Abney, LPC, CAADC, MAT, CPCS is in private practice in Cumming, GA (since 2010), former Clinical Director at The Carter Treatment Center, facilitating intensive outpatient treatment programs and aftercare recovery groups, established a peer-support SMART recovery program, worked with drug and DUI accountability court programs and facilitated anger management/family violence intervention groups. Past-President of LPCA-GA (2013-2014) and served on the Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth and the Domestic Violence Task Force of Forsyth. She currently serves on the Georgia School of Addiction Studies board along with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of GA.


Holistic Treatment for the Incarcerated and Recently Released

This session offers a guide to better treating the incarcerated and recently released population focusing on trauma, active use, mental health concerns, physical limitations, and differing stages of change all while being therapeutic in a punitive environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain understanding of the importance of trauma when treating offenders for substance abuse
  2. Learn a variety of approaches for treating offenders in more than one stage of change
  3. Learn how to deal with punitive interactions with a therapeutic approach

LaCosta Hicks, M.Ed., CADC-II, ICADC, MATS

LaCosta is a Senior Counselor with Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. where she provides substance abuse treatment to male inmates at Johnson State Prison in Wrightsville, Georgia. LaCosta is the single mother of two amazingly, strong-willed children due to addiction and has been in the substance abuse field in the correctional and private sector for over eight years. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University (Hail Southern) and holds a Master of Education degree. LaCosta has an ever-growing passion for the field of addiction that is not only professional but personal. She has even been known to sing, produce a few dance moves, and project other secret powers to reach her clients.


Opioid Use Disorders in the Injured Worker, Opioid Crisis and the Medical-Landscape in Providing Care

Review the approach to treatment of the injured worker with an opioid use disorder, Discuss the medical-legal responsibilities of the provider and addiction counselor. The communication obligations with the employer. Understanding ADA and protections to the patients. Review of the opioid crisis, historical perspective, how we got there and where we are now.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the special approach and obligations to the injured worker, counseling and MAT treatment while working.
  2. To be able to understand the medical-legal framework of disclosure to the employer. Further, the ADA protection to the individual, what is privileged and requires disclosure
  3. To gain a historical perspective of the Opioid Crisis, CDC Guidelines interpretation and the current state of the Opioid Epidemic

Dwayne Clay, MD, JD, MBA

Dr. Clay is an addiction medicine specialist and pain physician. Dr. Clay has a pain practice treating chronic pain disorders and a medical director at Trinity Treatment Center addressing opioid use disorders. He is a physician attorney working as a medical-legal expert in criminal or civil cases or state medical board inquiries. Specifically, the cases involved health care providers regarding opioid prescription writing. As an addiction medicine specialist, Dr. Clay has a special interest in the treatment of injured workers and health care professionals with substance abuse disorders.


Screening for Substance Use Disorders

This class will present a systematic and comprehensive approach to screening for substance use disorders. It will cover the following: establishing rapport, screening instruments, dual diagnoses, the criteria for diagnosis, treatment options in Georgia, involving the client and the family in treatment planning, making good referrals, and documenting the assessment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how to diagnose according to the DSM 5
  2. Explain the goals of a clinical evaluation
  3. Cover the nitty details from beginning the interview to its conclusion

Scott Dunbar, CAC-II, MAC

The presenter, Dr. Scott Dunbar, is a Master Addiction Counselor and is state and nationally certified as an addiction counselor. The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Board and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia have credentialed Dr. Dunbar as an Internationally Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomat (ICCDP-D). He has worked in the addiction treatment field for over 48 years. He has a private practice in Dunwoody, GA and is the Director of the DUI Intervention Program for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health.


The Emerging Impact of Marijuana and CBD: What We Know and What We Don’t

Marijuana legalization and CBD availability continue to have an increasing impact on the field of recovery. We will discuss the current and potential impact of marijuana and CBD on both the recovering individual and those determined to help them in recovery by exploring current legal trends and up-to-date research.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the neurobiology of Marijuana and CBD and the impact on the disease of addiction
  2. To understand the state of the current CBD market and safety issues complicating addiction treatment
  3. To understand the current status of legalization in GA and the impact of marijuana legalization in other states

Wayne Carriker, MA, CADC-II, CSAT-Candidate

Mr. Carriker serves as the Director of Program Services at The HopeQuest Ministry Group, Inc. He also serves as the Ethics Chair and DCS Liaison for The GARR Network. He has served in the past as an individual counselor, Director of Continuing Care, and Clinical Director in residential treatment. He holds a Master of Arts in Historical and Systematic Theology from Wheaton College and completed 3 years of medical school at Emory University. He has a special interest in the confluence of neurobiology, spirituality, and psychology in addiction and enjoys continuing to learn and speak on the subject.


Vaping Me Crazy! Weed Between the Lines!

We are in the worst public social health crisis America has ever seen, and with vaping/JUULing, marijuana legalization and a culture that literally grew up with pills marketed as the solution for every human ailment, the threat to our youth is greater than ever. What are the conversations you need to have? Where do we go from here?

Learning Objectives:

  1. The complete misunderstood fixation of the Vape and the JUUL by adolescents
  2. The susceptibility of the adolescent brain to this dangerous stimulant. The systemic dangers to the brain and body that is completely underestimated
  3. The Tri-Fecta Gateway of Nicotine, Alcohol, and Marijuana

Michael DeLeon, CADC Certificate

Michael R. DeLeon is a successfully acclimated ex-offender who is the founder of Steered Straight, Inc. A non-profit organization formed in 2000 designed with the intention of carrying a message to youth and young adults regarding the extreme dangers of drugs, gang involvement, and criminal activity. Michael spends his time developing Steered Straight by stressing the importance of young men and women making sound, rational decisions in their day to day lives. Michael is an award-winning filmmaker and has directed and produced four documentaries on addiction, focusing on the opiate and heroin epidemic in America, marijuana legalization, and Addiction and Recovery.


Evening Sessions – 3 hours

An Introduction to Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity in Addiction Treatment

LGBTQ+ individuals are frequently a hidden minority in behavioral health treatment settings. They have issues related to shame and trauma that, when left unaddressed, result in unsuccessful outcomes. This workshop will increase participant’s knowledge of the issues of sexual minorities and increase their skills for recognizing and working with this population.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the difference between sex, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation
  2. List 2 manifestations of minority stress for LGBTQ individuals
  3. List 3 ways of becoming a more Trans Positive treatment center
  4. Describe the criteria for treatment programs to be considered “LGBT Tolerant”, “LGBT Accepting”, and “LGBT Affirming”

Ed Johnson, LAC, CCS, LPC, MAC

Ed Johnson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. Since March 2010, Ed has worked at the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Southeast ATTC) located at the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is currently the Associate Director for Training and Technical Assistance. For the previous twenty years, he held various clinical positions at Charleston Center (Charleston County Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services). In the last ten years at Charleston Center, Ed served as Program Administrator for the Opioid Treatment Program and Infectious Disease Service. Ed currently holds the Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists in addition to the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) through NAADAC. Ed has lived in long-term, sustained recovery from substance use disorders for the last 35 years.


Eating Disorders and Pathological Gambling…What’s The Relationship Here?

In recovery, we often focus on abstinence from the substance of choice; however, many people substitute other escape behaviors when they experience distress. These behaviors like eating, gaming, or gambling keep the person engaging in the same addictive behaviors of escape, avoidance, denial, and manipulation and prevent them from embracing a recovery lifestyle. They are as some would say “on a dry drunk”. Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes will help clinicians better understand, diagnose, and treat these issues to help patients achieve full and lasting recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and diagnose process addictions including gambling
  2. Explain the similarities and differences between eating disorders and addictions
  3. Describe the relationship between substance use disorders, gambling, and eating disorders
  4. Discuss the similarities in neurochemical reactions between process and chemical addictions
  5. Identify and implement appropriate strategies for treatment and relapse prevention

Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes received her PhD in counseling and education in 2002 and is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist in Tennessee and Florida.  She currently maintains a small private practice, hosts Counselor Toolbox Podcast twice each week and is the Executive Director for AllCEUs.com which she and Mr. Snipes started in 2006 to provide affordable, accessible continuing education and addiction counselor precertification training to clinicians internationally. 

Charles Snipes

Mr. Charles Snipes is a recognized expert witness in federal and state courts, a Certified Computer Examiner and the Chief Technology Officer for AllCEUs.com.  He has worked for attorneys, business clients, healthcare organizations, and private citizens in cases where technology issues are integral. Mr. Snipes specializes in explaining complicated technology issues in an understandable way whether it is in an attorney’s office, a courtroom, or a board room.


Ethical Decision Making with Administrators, Clinicians, and Peer Service Providers

This is not the usual “do this, don’t do that – can’t you read the sign?” training. Use a trans-disciplinary and organization-based ethical decision-making process informed by the ADACBGA COE to focus on common dilemmas that occur due to the inherent clash among client rights, agency policies, and other responsibilities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Conduct Vital Incident of Ethics and Work (VIEW) review sessions to build collaboration and support among organizational participants some of whom may be from different professions
  2. Use a four-step ethical decision-making process to document the rationale and course of action for specific ethical incidents
  3. Implement a Catalog of Organizational Practices and Ethics (COPE) at your agency for new employee orientations and ongoing in-service training

George Braucht, LPC, CPCS, CARES

Mr. Braucht’s 14,000+ hours of supervision, psychotherapy and applied community psychology experience focuses on professional and peer workforce development emphasizing continuous program quality and outcome improvement. George implemented a statewide recovery counseling program for parolees, the THOR Directory and the Reentry Partnership Housing initiative. A Level II Certified PCOMS Trainer with Better Outcomes Now, George is also a Charter Board Member of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, Co-founder of the Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist Academy and Lead Consultant on Georgia’s Forensic Peer Mentor Project.


From Client to Staff: Navigating the Clinical Supervision Process

An interesting phenomenon in the treatment field is the high incidence of clients who transition into staff positions. While it may seem like a natural progression, specific issues arise for clinical supervision. This workshop will help clinical supervisors navigate the challenging currents of making the transition from client to staff.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to verbalize how to help supervisees explore their motivation to become a counselor
  2. Participants will be able to verbalize how to help supervisees accomplish the necessary shifts in thinking and behavior to move from client to counselor
  3. Participants will be able to verbalize key factors and difficulties in helping supervisees develop a professional identity

Jim Seckman, M.Div., MAC, CAC-II, CCS

Jim Seckman, MAC, CACII, CCS has over 30 years of experience working in the field of addiction treatment in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and residential. He is currently the Spiritual Life Director of MARR, Inc. He has served as CEO and Clinical Director of MARR, the Executive Director of Breakthru House, Coordinator of Addiction Services at Emory University Hospital, Clinical Coordinator for SAFE Recovery Systems, the President of GARR, and on the GACA Ethics Committee. Jim’s goal for training is to equip counselors with the insight, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide the best possible services to their clients.


Holistic Approaches for Maximum Wellness

This workshop focuses on counseling, lifestyle changes, and appropriate alternative wellness practices that would more permanently deal with the various problem areas (e.g., ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, obesity, diabetes) in lieu of and/or as adjuncts to traditional pharmacological solutions that usually only put “bandaids on bullet wounds”.


Learning Objectives:

  1. To be able to know the most common medications associated with various disorders and pathological life conditions and why these might not be the best approach
  2. To learn alternative, more life-enhancing holistic and lifestyle changes that will lead to more permanent positive solutions without the risk for untoward side-effects and/or addictive behaviors that often accompany traditional medications
  3. To learn how to incorporate these into existing treatment paradigms for the betterment of the persons being served by the clinician

Stephen Mathis, Psy.D., MAC, AAPTA, ICADC, CCADC, CRAT, CSP, CCJS

Stephen M. Mathis is a licensed psychologist and certified addictions counselor who has specialized in working with adolescents, adults, families/couples, athletes, GLBT persons, and trauma survivors since 1983. In addition to providing psychological assessment, individual psychotherapy, and group therapy, Dr. Mathis is an adjunct/part-time faculty at several online and “brick and mortar” colleges, conducts seminars and workshops nationwide on a variety of topics, supervises other therapists, and has pioneered a new form of music-assisted therapy (M.A.TH.I.S.). He is a member of various state and national professional organizations.

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Mindfulness: Why it is a Vital Piece of the Puzzle in Addiction Treatment

Mindfulness has become a buzzword everywhere. This workshop will the question of what is mindfulness? The workshop will demystify why mindfulness is beneficial for those in addiction treatment. The workshop will give you tools as to how to implement mindfulness into the addiction treatment curriculum.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand what mindfulness is
  2. To understand why mindfulness is important in addiction treatment
  3. How to implement mindfulness into addiction treatment curriculum

Charity Collier, MA, CADC-II

Charity has a Master’s from the first program in the United States for Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. A Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, a certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Charity is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC-II). She has worked in the addiction field since 2011, mainly in Boston, MA and for the last 3 years in Savannah, GA. Charity combines the three-fold education by bringing a mind, body and spirit connection with meditation practice and teachings in addiction treatment.


Navigating Societal Gender Roles: Trauma-Informed Responses for Healing

This dynamic training is for those who desire education in relation to self and clients – where our biases, hurts, understandings and misunderstandings, have a place to land. Participants will leave with increased self-discovery and insight in trauma-informed response for healing and wellness around gender ‘roles’.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of how a male responsive trauma-informed care system differs from traditional trauma-informed care systems that were traditionally developed for women
  2. Differentiate various traumas: verbal and non-verbal responses in regards to gender identity
  3. Cultivate a deeper sense of awareness of one’s own personal biases, judgments, shame, & empowerment around gender

Christy Plaice, LPC, MAC, CCT

Christy Plaice is a creative force in the therapeutic community. As a private practitioner, she works with teens, adults, and families. Her unique approach is grounded in humanistic, somatic attachment, and experiential psychologies. She has extensive clinical education and background working in addiction, residential wilderness therapy, and non-profit work with human sex trafficking. She has recently completed a year-long advanced program in California: somatic experiencing using touch with trauma survivors. She also holds a certification in child trauma (CCT) and Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC). Working with Christy can be a grace and grit experience.


The Stigma of Medication Assisted Treatment: What’s the Truth? What’s Myth?

Despite the success of M.A.T. programs, the stigma associated with it causes shame and guilt for many, especially when a clinician states to the client, “why trade one drug for another? Especially since both are opioids.” The judgment about this particular form of treatment is enough to prevent many substance use disorder clients from getting the help they need.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The class participant will learn the definition of Medication Assisted Treatment
  2. The class participant will learn how addiction changes your brain
  3. The class participant will learn the process of M.A.T. recovery

Kym Leonard Mwansa, DNP-BC

Dr. Kym Leonard Mwansa is a Board-Certified Doctor of Nursing Practice who partners with local, national, and international governments and communities to bring awareness to mental health and addiction medicine, specifically the Opioid epidemic. As a Roswell Rotarian, she currently chairs a Rotary-sponsored opioid awareness task force. Works in private practice in behavioral health, addiction medicine, and primary care. Dr. Kym also holds a Master’s degree in Education, a Master’s in Leadership, and a BA in Clinical Psychology. Her Nurse practitioner Masters is from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and her Doctorate at Chamberlain.

Curtis Dorsey, M.Ed., CCS, CADC-II, ICGC-II, BACC, SAP, CARES, MATS

Curtis Dorsey is a Master’s prepared counseling educator with CCS, CADC-II, ICGC-II, BACC, SAP, CARES, MATS certifications. He has over 20 years’ experience with the various aspects of Behavioral Health and Addiction, currently working for the Grady Health System. In addition, he provides supervision for those seeking initial and re-certification for addictions counseling and gambling counseling as a Board Approved Clinical Consultant for the National Counsel for Problem Gambling.


Trauma: The Impact

The workshop will provide participants with how trauma impacts all facets of our society from our schools, medical, mental health, family, and criminal justice. This workshop will provide some strategies for prevention and some evidence-based interventions. The training will also discuss how our communities can become trauma-informed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Trauma
  2. Discuss the origins of the ACE Study
  3. Describe the impact of trauma

Talisha Carter-Moody, LPC

Talisha Carter-Moody is a Licenses Professional Counselor and has worked with the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) as a Counselor and Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment for the past 26 years. Talisha is a trailblazer in understanding how to influence change in utilizing evidence-based practices. She is a skilled communicator, trainer, counselor, mentor, manager, and leader in the area of counseling services and beyond. Talisha is a trainer in multiple programs offered through-out the world. She currently serves as the state-wide Counseling Services and Cognitive Behavioral Unit Program Manager for GDC. Talisha believes that changing thinking changes your worldview.

Rosalyn Davis, MSCJ, MATS, CADC-II

Mrs. Davis is a Criminal Justice Practitioner with 32 years of experience working in all phases of the Criminal Justice System. Mrs. Davis graduated from Fort Valley State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She continued her education at Albany State University where she graduated with a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement and Corrections. She is a certified Senior Instructor through the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, a sworn probation/parole officer in the State of Georgia, an experienced public speaker, and a trainer for a behavioral health institute, and serves as the manager of the Community Counseling Services Unit with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. Mrs. Davis provides oversight of Counseling Services, Substance Abuse Services, Mental Health Services, and Clinical Services for the agency. She has served as Statewide Manager of Georgia Day Reporting Centers and Program Manager for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision and held many other Leadership roles in State Government. She is a part-time instructor at Middle Georgia State University and serves as a volunteer for many organizations in her community. Mrs. Davis serves on the Executive Committee for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia. Mrs. Davis is also the owner of Exodus Consulting, Training, & Wellness Services, LLC in Georgia.