Martha Hart Johns MA is a Senior Program Manager in the Underage Drinking Training and Enforcement Center and finds time to teach educational and developmental psychology at Montgomery College in Rockville.

Martha started the Maryland V.I.P. (Volunteers in Probation) programs as well as helped design the first halfway house for young adult offenders in Montgomery County. She has worked for Montgomery County Public Schools as a School Psychologist doing special education and gifted assessments and providing support to teachers and principals around emotional handicapped and behaviorally challenging students.

As Director of Educational Theatre Program for Kaiser Permanente she wrote the conflict resolution curriculum R.A.V.E.S. (Real Alternative to Violence for Every Student) which was implemented in over 35 school districts and won awards from the DC Society for Dispute Resolution, and the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems.

Martha chaired and coordinated Kaiser Permanente’s, Building Hope: Exploring Solutions to Youth Violence, conferences and initiative, bringing together national experts, youth and key community stakeholders, youth workers and parents to address violence in the Washington Metro Area in the 1990’s youth violence epidemic. She also served on President Clinton’s Task Force for After-School Time Programming.

Martha coaches acting at Broadway Artists Alliance in New York and plays the harp.

Submitted By: Kate Campbell Stevenson