Donna Spencer, CATC-II, Facilitator and Case Manager
Donna is one of our Certified Living Inquiry Facilitators who brings a rich personal and professional history with addiction and recovery. She has worked for 11 years in the addiction treatment field with culturally diverse populations in Harlem, the South Bronx and with the homeless in the Bowery. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY she graduated from New York University with B.A in psychology and premedical studies. After receiving her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA she completed a residency in anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Downstate, a level one trauma center and training campus, blocks from where she was raised. She practiced for a few years in New York and New Jersey as a board certified anesthesiologist until the disease of addiction interrupted her career and led her on a journey of spiritual exploration emphasizing service to others. Her approach to recovery combines science, mindfulness based spirituality and the 12 steps. Her areas of expertise are smoking cessation, trauma, addiction education and 12 step recovery. She enjoys dancing, travel, especially getaways to the coast to do 5 Rhythms, Korean day spas and the beach.