M.R Johnson

Meet Rhonda M/R Johnson

Born and raised in the Nation’s Capital Washington, DC, she is an entrepreneur and CEO of  Memoirs of 2165, LLC,  a peer educator, certified peer specialist, motivational speaker, and the author of the combined book and workbook Memoirs Of An Addict: Fact or Fiction, the [E.S.E] Education, Support and Empowerment  curriculum, and Mary/Pumpkin Recovery Girl activity book series. 

Motivated by her pain and triumphs living life with co-occurring disorders from suicide, depression and addictions, Author M/R Johnson, offers insight of hope and survival from several dynamic perspectives with reference to her  lived experience, her educational training, her professional work experiences and being an advocate  for hope regarding behavioral health disorders.   

Rhonda’s education and her continued education include the: 

  • Washington, DC Department of Behavioral Health [DBH] Training Institute for Co-Occurring Disorders Competence Course.

  • [DBH]–Office of Consumer and Family Affairs, Certified Peer Specialists Certification Program.

  • The National Council of Behavioral Health, Mental Health First-Aid USA Certification 2016.

  • [SAMHSA] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Trauma-Informed Peer Support.

  •  [OSSE] Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Introduction to Secondary Transition for Middle Schools.

  •  The Washington School of Psychiatry, Forensic Evaluation and Writing Beyond the Basic for all Clinicians.

  •   [NASW] National Association of Social Workers Ethics: Contemporary Issues and Challenges-Continue Education.

  • Doors to Wellbeing, West VA, Community Inclusion Peer Specialist Training.

  • [OSSE] Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2017  Health and Wellness Symposium.

As a result of courage and perseverance her book Memoirs Of An Addict: Fact or Fiction has been exercised by: The Washington, DC Department of Behavioral Health, OCFA Administration for continued education–The Solutions for Wellness Conference (DC) for a HIV/AIDS workshop–The Washington, DC Catholic Charities, Anchor Behavioral Health Addiction training course as required reading and the  Barnes & Noble Catholic University and the  NBC 4 Healthy Book Festival 2016


 Since the July 2017 publication Mary/Pumpkin Recovery Girl has been utilized by the Director Mr Preston and  the Staff from the Washington, DC Office of Government Operations for DC National Guard DC Summer Youth.

The Washington, DC United States National Guard retention division strategic and creative ways for Team Building.

The Washington, DC PSI Helping Families Grow, Day Program Inc,for ff development.

     See her advocacy work HERE