Shanna McIntosh is the VitAL Director in the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama. She earned a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology. Shanna has more than ten years of experience as a Substance Use Treatment Director, Substance Use counselor, Mental Health therapist and a certified case manager. In her current role as the VitAL Director, she oversees the administration and implementation of three federally funded grants and one state funded grant. She serves as an advisor to the board for the Parent Resource Institute of Drug Education of Tuscaloosa, as well as the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance, and is a co-founder of the West Alabama Recovery Coalition. VitAL is committed to improving the wellness of Alabamians through training, education, service, implementation, research, evaluation and community engagement. Shanna can be contacted at

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