Kristen Johnson, MPH - Director of Business Development + Clinical Outreach
Kristen comes to Avalon from previous treatment programs where she served as a Community Outreach Liaison, a Vice President of Business Development, and a Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships. She has also been very active in marketing and fundraising for numerous non-profit organizations. After a 15+ year career as a corporate marketing and advertising executive, much of it in the healthcare arena, Kristen took a break to take on the hardest job of all: being a mom.
Kristen returned to school and received a Master of Public Health degree in 2015. Kristen also has a BA in Communications from Drake University, along with the Masters of Public Health degree from National University. Equipped with her relationship marketing expertise and her new public health knowledge, Kristen set out to find her place in the treatment and recovery field.
Kristen is known for being a seasoned marketing and business development executive, as well as a motivated leader with a creative vision, exceptional networking skills, and strong communication and organizational abilities. She believes in inspiring teamwork and fostering synergy among stakeholders. She excels at problem solving and follow-through, and she’s dedicated to finding the best mental health and addiction treatment for those in need.
Kristen was born and raised in Michigan but has called California home since 1989. In her free time, Kristen is an amateur photographer and artist, enjoys snow skiing, sailing, being outdoors, and recently bought a fixer-up home in Northern Italy just like “Under the Tuscan Sun”. She was recently invited to join the Advisory Board of a non-profit sober living transitional home that allows mothers to get the help they need while maintaining or recovering custody of their children.