Donnie has over 30 years of experience in the addiction and mental health field. After his honorable discharge from the US Army, He began his career at a state hospital in Columbus, GA in 1985. Since 2001, he has maintained certification as an Addiction Counselor. Donnie is trained in Anger Management, Behavior Modification, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Critical Debriefing, Domestic Violence Counseling, Family Counseling, and Substance Abuse Counseling for both adults and adolescents. Currently, Donnie serves on the GACA Board of Directors where he is serving Region 4 for his third term.