NAADAC Announces New Executive Committee

NAADAC is proud to announce that the recentlyelected additions to the NAADAC Executive Committee have taken office.

Every two years, NAADAC members have the opportunity to select officers who will determine the direction of the Association and represent their geographical regions on the NAADAC Executive Committee. All NAADAC members are eligible and encouraged to vote for the candidates within their region. All 2022-2024 terms began on Monday, October 10, 2022.

The new members of the Executive Committee were introduced at this year's Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration during the Closing & Leadership Change Ceremony. During this ceremony, Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LAC, MAC, SAP, our new Immediate Past President, spoke about her time as President and helped NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, welcome our new President into her new role. This day served as the official inauguration day of the new members of the Executive Committee.

NAADAC is honored to welcome the following individuals into their new or returning roles within the NAADAC Executive Committee:

President: Angela E. Maxwell, PhD, CPS

President-Elect: Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, LAC, SAP

Immediate Past President: Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP II

Secretary: James "JJ" Johnson Jr., BS, LADC, NCAC II, SAP, ICS

Treasurer: Jerry A. Jenkins, MEd, LADAC, MAC

Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President: Susie Mullens, MS, LPC, AADC-S, Licensed Psychologist

Mid-South Regional Vice President: Abby Willroth, BA, NCAC I, RDS, ADC, PR, SAP, MATC

Northeast Regional Vice President: Christopher J. Taylor, MAC, CASAC, DBA, LMHC

Northwest Regional Vice President: Sharon "Shari" B. Rigg, LAC

NCC AP Chair: Michael Kemp, NCAC I

In addition, we welcome back the following returning NAADAC Executive Committee members:

Mid-Central Regional Vice President: Raynard Dean Packard, MAEd, LICDC-CS, PsyD Candidate

North Central Regional Vice President: Mark Young, MA, LAC

Southeast Regional Vice President: Marvin M. Sandifer, LCSW, LCAS

Southwest Regional Vice President: David Marlon, MBA, MS, LADC, CAd

To learn more about the NAADAC Executive Committee members, please visit

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused healthcare professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support, and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members, and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.