Rocio Del Milagro Woody, LCSW
Ms. Woody is State of Georgia Board Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a nationally certified Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) and a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).
She is Adjunct Professor at Kennesaw State University in the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and she is the founder and president of The Road to Recovery, Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to relocating to the United States, Ms. Woody pursued a law degree in Lima, Peru. She is a graduate of the International Foreign Language Program of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech); she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science with Cum Laude honors and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, with honors, both from The University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia.
In 1995, Ms. Woody founded The Road to Recovery, Inc. the first culturally and linguistically competent international behavioral health, female owned, private practice based in the State of Georgia. The Road to Recovery is licensed by the State of Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), accredited by the Department of Driver Services (DDS) and certified by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV).
In 2013, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Ms. Woody to the Board of the Department of Corrections making Ms. Woody the first Latina to be appointed to Public Office in the State of Georgia in his administration.
Ms. Woody serves on the Executive Board of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, the Board of the Directors of the International Family Center and the Board of Directors of Georgia Addiction Counselors Association.
In 2012, she was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) Standing Committee after being twice appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court Commission for the Unlicensed Practice of Law – District 4 (2004-2010).
Ms. Woody has served on the Board of Directors of Leadership DeKalb, the Executive Board of the National Association of Social Workers-Georgia Chapter, the State-Wide Drug Court Advisory Committee of the Georgia Supreme Court, the Board of Visitors of Grady Health Systems, the Advisory Board of the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Morehouse School of Medicine and the State BAR of Georgia Justice Builders Committee among other professional, community and civic organizations.
She is the founder and president of the Peruvian-American Business Chamber and past president of the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County, Georgia.
Ms. Woody graduated from Diversity Leadership Academy, Class of 2002; Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2003; Leadership DeKalb, Class of 2004; and the Regional Leadership Institute, Class of 2010.