Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs MAAP and oversees the Mississippi Addiction Counselor Training program, various committees and promotes membership in MAAP.  

At-Large Members

  • Shuana Fletcher, MSW, SAP, CMHT, ICAADC, President - MS Department of Mental Health, Jackson, MS
  • Bernard Matherne, ICADC-I, President Elect - The Ranch, MS, Brandon, MS
  • Lisa Edwards, ICADC - Retired, Brandon, MS

District Representatives

  • District 1:  Santee Johnson,MS, PCED, ICPS, CHES, CSP, CPT, CNC, CNP - The Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS
  • District 2:  Dorothy Robertson, M.Ed., MAC, CPM, CMHT- Life Help CMHC, Greenwood, MS
  • District 3:  Bettye Tyler, ICCJP, MAC, ICCS - Alcohol Services Center, Jackson, MS
  • District 4:  Debra Jackson, ICADC-I, ICCS, SAP - Alliance Health Center, Meridian, MS
  • District 5:   
  • District 6:  Joe Jackson, Joe Jackson, B.A. Psy. ICADC-I - Blended , Pascagoula, MS
  • District 7:  Donna Hopkins, ICADC - Mississippi Association of Supervisors, Jackson, MS  

Additional Members

  • Member Emeritus:  Robert F. Tavlin, ICAADC - Retired, Madison, MS
  • Member Emeritus:  Albert Stallworth, Sr., M.Ed., ICAADC - Memorial Behavioral Health, Gulfport, MS
  • Parliamentarian: Donna Hopkins, ICADC, - Mississippi Association of Supervisors, Jackson, MS
  • Treasurer: Johnny Johnson, ICADC, ICCS - Jolimar Recovery Center, Summit, MS
  • Secretary: Rebecca Peters, ICADC, ICCS - Mississippi Associaton of Addiction Professionals, Jackson, MS
  • In Memoriam:  Katherine Turcotte, ICADC, ICCS - Co-founder of MAAP, Past President (of many terms), Member Emeritus of Board of Directors and Certification Board.  


  • Education Committee--Charlotte Burrell, MA, LPC, MAC, ICAADC, ICPM - Chair
  • Conference Committee--Lisa Edwards, ICADC - Retired, - Chair  
  • Nominations Committee--Debra Jackson, ICADC-I, ICCS, SAP - Chair 
  • Membership Committee--Joe Jackson, B.A. Psy. ICADC-I - Chair
  • Public Relations Committee--Santee Johnson,MS, PCED, ICPS, CHES, CSP, CPT, CNC, CNP, Chair
  • Bylaws Committee-- Albert Stallworth, ICAADC – Co Chair and Issac Boose, ICAADC – Co Chair