Jim Hinzman is the Administrator of the Athens Area Commencement Center. Since 1982, Jim Hinzman has worked in the drug and alcohol field as a clinician and administrator. He has experience working in a hospital based/multidisciplinary setting and a private setting. He is a Diplomate Certified in Co-Occurring Disorders by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. Inc. and Certified Clinical Supervisor, as well as a Master Addiction Counselor thru NAADAC, and holds a Masters degree from Emory Univerisity.
Farris T. Johnson, Jr., M. D., F.A.A.F.P. is the Medical Director. Dr. Johnson is Board Certified in Family Practice and Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a professional member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, and the Medical Association of Georgia. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He brings twenty (20) years of expertise in treating Chemical Dependency and ambulatory detoxification, along with experience as a Flight Surgeon, Emergency Room Physician, and a tenured Family Practice. He has active medical staff privileges at Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Johnson is considered one of our most beloved physicians in the Athens Community.