Mitzie Johnson

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
Secondary Phone: 401-230-4246
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Last Updated: June 05, 2010


Primary Activity Coordinators: Parent/Consumer
Cultural Diversity
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Coordinator, Family Support, PSN Family Support Project
Discipline(s): Human Development/Child Development
Mental and Behavioral Health
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership



Mitzie Johnson


Professional Experience


Family Support Coordinator               

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities

Rhode Island College

600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence RI 02908

Coordinate the "360 Local Supportive Parenting Project", a project which supports the parenting efforts of parents with intellectual, cognitive learning challenges. Brochure attached.

Individual Advocacy                             

Parent Support Network of RI And Support Coordinator                    

400Warwick Ave, Warwick RI, 02888

February 2004-May 2005                        401 467-6855

Supervise The Peer Mentor program, trainer for organization, coordinating, support group facilitator, employee recruiter and provide individual support / advocacy to families by telephone, home visits, community visits, court appearances, and educational meeting.


Staff Supervisor                                  Parent Support Network of RI

January 2001 - February 2004               400Warwick Ave, Warwick RI 



Peer Mentor                                            Parent Support Network of RI

August 1997-January 2001                              400warwick Ave, Warwick RI


Parent Consultant                                Department of Health/Early Intervention

January 1995 - December 1997             Providence, RI




University of Rhode Island                     Kingston, RI

Major: Human Development &               BA (in progress)

            Family Studies                             3.6 GPA


Minor: African and African American Studies

Masters Degree: Family Life Education (In Progress)




Communication and Negotiation

Trainer Family Centered Practice       

Creative Problem Solving                        




       Co-Chair Rhode Island Coalition for Supporting Parents with Cognitive Challenges

       National Family Peer Mentor/Consultant for the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

      Member of the Rhode Island Governor's RI System of Care Task Force

       Former Member of Rhode Island Council of Developmental Disabilities

       Former Co-chair of the Children Mental Health Advocacy committee  

       RI System of Care for Children with Mental Illness - Active Team Member

•       Former Member Interagency Coordinating Council, and Comprehensive Service, Program and Development committee and Factuality and Friends