James "JJ" Johnson, Jr., BS, LADC, ICS

North Central Regional Vice President

A Midwesterner by heart, James "JJ" Johnson, Jr., BS, LADC, ICS, started his career in addiction treatment and recovery in 1990 with Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in LaCrosse, WI, during which time he had the privilege of working with a Sister City project that took him to Russia to help develop Outpatient Treatment programs in cities outside of Moscow. In 2001, he accepted a position as Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services for New Ulm Medical Center; he remained at New Ulm Medical Center until accepting a position in St. Paul for HealthEast-Addiction Care. His involvement with NAADAC started in Wisconsin over 20 years ago and has been an active member since. He served as President of the Minnesota affiliate for 10 years until 2014 stepping back as Minnesota Addiction Professionals (MNAP) continues the work. He was recently elected as NAADAC Regional Vice-President for the North Central Region.

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