Chris Wilson is a dynamic leader, offering 21 years of expertise in all facets of mental health, substance abuse prevention, positive youth development and programming to support students at risk.
Chris began her work with Johnston Schools over 18 years ago. Starting with a position as drug and violence prevention coordinator, which evolved over time to her current role as district student well being coordinator. Chris leads strategic planning and implementation of the district's student well being initiative including student and staff learning, suicide prevention efforts, mobilizing therapeutic resources, mental health crisis screening, and community engagement.
Chris has been an appointed and Senate confirmed member of the Iowa Governor's Drug Policy Advisory Council since the year 2000. She is actively involved in Council's initiatives including; methamphetamine task force, workforce development group, prescription drug abuse team as well as review and development of the State drug control strategy.