You elected these volunteer leaders to guide AMCHP now and
into the future, and they’d like to share something with you about themselves.
They hope to give you a new MCH connection and a better understanding of board member's
roles, and to pique your interest in the work of your peers.
This month, we have the privilege of introducing you to board
member Donna Johnson, who was elected this year to serve on the AMCHP Board of
Directors as a member at large. She has been an
AMCHP member since 2011.
Donna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Human Services and Nonprofit Management, as well as a Master of Science in
Health and Human Services degree, from Walden University.
She serves as the director of Children and
Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) at the Georgia Department of
Health, where her responsibilities include screening for developmental delays, newborn
screening, and early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI). She also
oversees intervention services, which include Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act and CYSHCN (which provides services for
children with chronic health care conditions).
Donna is a former Leadership
Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) fellow, representing the family discipline in the
first cohort for Georgia State University. She also was the coordinator and
co-author in the development of the Autism Plan for Georgia.
“My interest in serving on
the board is based on ensuring that programs and policies of AMCHP reflect and
consider the needs of a variety of stakeholders, including MCH workforce and
families,” Donna says.
As a mother of three youth
with special health care needs and an MCH professional at the state level, Donna
offers a unique, balanced perspective that considers of the needs of both the
family and of AMCHP.
“I am the beneficiary of workforce development
efforts, and desire to support ongoing and innovative strategies to sustain and
increase the MCH workforce,” she says.
We thank Donna for giving her time and expertise
to AMCHP. Please take a moment to visit the AMCHP board
page for more details and to see how you can contact her.