Dr. Donna M. White

  • Chairperson of the Massachusetts Nurses Association Addictions Council

Donna McCarten White is the Addiction Specialist for the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, a Public Health Hospital for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Her immediate previous position was former Program Director for the Commonwealth Research and Evaluation Unit--a conjoined program between the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Harvard University. She is the former Interim Chief Operating Officer and Nurse Executive at Worcester State Hospital, the oldest publicly funded psychiatric hospital in the United States. In addition, she was formerly the Director of Chemical Dependency Services and the Dual Diagnosis Program at Pembroke Psychiatric Hospital. She holds an MSN from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor with an additional certification in advanced Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and is certified in Chemical Dependency and Addictions Nursing. She is the statewide Chairperson of the Massachusetts Nurses Association Addictions Council and has now completed her doctoral studies in Human Behavior with her dissertation in Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization in Healthcare Professionals. She has lectured at many facilities and agencies and is a recognized leader in the field of Addictions, Impaired Practice and Peer Assistance, as well as Healthcare Professional Stress.





 

 

Contact Information

Dr. Donna M. White
Hanover, MA

Telephone: 617-971-3343

Profession: Community Health; Substance Abuse Counseling; Nursing

Certifications
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress


 

 

 

 

 

 

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