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 Board Corner

Donna Johnson.pngYou 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.