John Dawson, BS, LCDCIII, OCPSII, is a highly motivated leader with 20 years experience working with disadvantaged and behaviorally challenged adults, youth, and families. John is licensed to provide both chemical dependency counseling and prevention services. John is very passionate about helping others and has continually made a difference in the lives of Franklin County adults, youth and families. John is extremely dedicated to researching best practices for the prevention and treatment of adolescents. John has been described by supervisors and colleagues as being highly professional, an excellent leader, and a role model in the field of prevention and treatment services. John Dawson has worked for the House of Hope Inc., Maryhaven Inc., and currently works in the capacity of Vice President / COO at Community for New Direction.