Our Team

Our Team

Susan Blank, MD, MRO, FACFE: Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Susan Blank has been a leader in the field of Addiction Medicine for more than a decade. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, School of Medicine, did her psychiatric residency at Sheppard Pratt Hospital and her forensic training at the University of Virginia. She is completing her fellowship in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine in conjunction with the University of South Florida, School of Medicine.

Dr. Blank began her career in this area under the pioneer of addiction medicine, Dr. Douglas Talbott where she served as staff psychiatrist at his Talbott Recovery Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. She expanded her expertise in the treatment of addicted patients who suffer with chronic pain by being staff physician in addiction and pain management at Southeastern Pain Specialists and Southern Recovery Center. From there she was appointed to serve as Executive Vice President of Treatment Services and Chief Medical Officer at the Caron Treatment Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. She. Along with several colleagues have opened the Atlanta Healing Center, an outpatient addiction program in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Dr. Blank has been active in the leadership of physicians who practice addiction medicine and is the President of the Georgia Society of Addiction Medicine and serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Physician’s Health Program.

She a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, A Fellow of the National Board of Forensic Examiners and a Certified Medical Review Officer. She has completed a Fellowship and Advance Fellowship Training  in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine.

Finally, she can be heard nationwide every Tuesday on her weekly radio show “Detailing Addiction” on America’s Web Radio.


David Donaldson, CACII: CEO of the Atlanta Healing Center, LLC,

Mr. Donaldson has been apart of the Atlanta Addiction Treatment community for 2 decades. David brings 27 years of clinical experience, in both mental health and the addiction field.

He has provided individual and group therapy for a diverse population to include adolescence, young adults, adults and their families. In addition has co lead specialty groups such as men and women’s psychotherapy, abuse survivors and impaired professional recovery monitoring groups.

He has worked in a variety of settings such as inpatient psychiatric treatment for adolescence, residential and intensive outpatient program for adults and young adults with the disease of addiction. Further more he has extensive experience in the area of assessment to include forensic level assessments for impaired professionals.

He participated as part of a team from the Atlanta area to develop an international model for addiction healing.

David is a recognized public speaker & educator on addiction related topics with a special interest in the dual addictions of chemical dependency and codependency.

David’s outside interest and experience include real estate & rental ownership as well as renovation and remodeling.

David has been a community volunteer providing mentoring for individuals with addiction.


Michael Daly, MAA: Chief Operating Officer

Michael J. Daly, Masters of Architecture, with a minor in Business Administration, has been associated with the Atlanta Team since the early 1990’s and joined the team full-time in early 2011.

Mr. Daly brings with him extensive experience in sales, marketing, and business development. He has many years of management experience, including Director of Sales for No Mas Productions, a specialty import and export business. Under Mr. Daly’s leadership, they increased their gross sales to over $2 million and expanded not only their customer base, but also expanded the business to two locations and added an award winning restaurant.

As project manager for Lockwood Green Architects and Engineers of Atlanta’s, Client-Gulf Stream of Long Beach California, he was able to double the number of employees and provided the direction to do so more effectively and efficiently within the same office space. During this time, he assisted the company in expanding the scope of the project from $250,000 to more than $ 4 million dollars.

The passion that Mr. Daly brings to the project stems from his own positive experience with the recovery community and his 23 years of sobriety. He has observed first hand, the success of the holistic approach to the treatment of addiction and is a strong supporter of the integrated model of treatment, developed and implemented by the Atlanta Team in Ontario, Canada. This strong belief, combined with his experience in sales and marketing, make him the perfect business development professional for the AAHC.

As a part of the AAHC team, he has integrated his enthusiasm for recovery with his natural sales abilities; to assist the patients by helping them understand the advantages of extending their treatment length of stay, motivate them to become more engaged in the recovery process, thus improving their opportunity for a positive outcome. He has also trained with Professor Murray Kelly and is certified as a Tobacco Healing Specialist.

Outside interests for Mr. Daly include architectural design and urban revitalization and restoration.

Paula Robertson, CAC II   Paula began her career in the field of Nursing in Johnson City, TN.  She left nursing to raise stay home and raise her daughters.  In the early 2000’s she discovered the world of addiction and codependency recovery when the disease closely impacted her own family. In her journey to understand this disease she discovered a passion to help alcoholics, addicts and their families heal.  She has been certified as an Addiction Counselor in 2010 and in 2011 and joined the Atlanta Healing Center in 2012.

Kali Mayer, BA

Deborah NeSmith, LPN

Ronnie Morgan Administrative Assistant


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