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About the Author

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Todd Robinson is the Executive Director of Next Step Recovery Ministries and Chief Executive Officer of the Macon Reentry Coalition in Macon, Georgia.  These organizations lead middle Georgia’s community efforts to reduce substance abuse and accompanying criminal activity while working to make middle Georgia neighborhoods safer for everyone.


Todd served as the Co-Chairman for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Office of Transition, Support, and Reentry. He often sits on expert panels concerning addiction recovery, prison reform and reentry, and speaks at federal, state, and local events.  Todd has been named Contributor of the Year for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, received the Red Cross Home Town Hero Award, and other national awards for addiction recovery. 


Todd is a certified leadership coach, speaker, and trainer and enjoys speaking at leadership, team building, and fundraiser events. He also holds an Addiction Specialist certification from Stanford University.


Todd was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1988 and is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 3,000 flying hours in various combat aircraft.  He is a highly decorated veteran of Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM and multiple other global military operations.


Todd earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Virginia Military Institute.  He also holds a Masters of Aerospace Management Degree, a Masters of Bible Degree, a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counseling, and is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College.  Todd and Cecilia have been married for 30 years and have three children, Kendall, Andrew, and Mary. They live in Macon, Georgia, sixty miles south of Atlanta.