Joy Clubb, BA 1

Joy Clubb, BA

Program Manager

Joy Clubb is Program Manager at Bluff Plantation. Her role includes managing support staff, conducting quality assurance to ensure charts and facilities are in compliance with Joint Commission accreditation, and developing innovative programming to address an array of patient needs.

Clubb received her Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in education, from Augusta State University. She was a high school English teacher when her own struggle with addiction derailed her career.

After two stays in residential treatment, Clubb was ready to return to the workforce. With teaching no longer an option for her, she cleaned houses, and worked as a horse stable custodian and in cleaning services at a residential treatment center. Eventually, she applied for a job in housekeeping at Bluff Plantation. When she came for her interview, the Bluff team decided Clubb had more to contribute by working with patients. They hired her as a behavioral technician instead.

The position was a turning point for Clubb. She found inspiration and satisfaction in offering support and encouragement to others going through similar struggles.

As her belief in herself was restored, she became a recovery coach and an expert in electronic medical records (EMR) software. She was promoted to EMR super user, responsible for troubleshooting, answering staff questions and training new employees in using the software. She soon received another promotion and became patient services coordinator. In that role, she coordinated the intake and admissions process, including documentation, administration, arranging transportation, educating families on what to expect and assisting with the transition to residential treatment.

Married for over 20 years to her high school sweetheart, Clubb is the proud mother of two sons, one a college student and the other a high school honors student and accomplished soccer player. She is dedicated to maintaining her own sobriety, and to helping others achieve the peace and happiness that comes with living an alcohol and drug free life.

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