It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia (ADACBGA)’s Founding President, Jane R. Furtner. Jane passed away peacefully the morning of Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021.
A “matriarch of credentialing” in Georgia as Founding President of the ADACBGA, Jane ensured that addiction and recovery professionals receive proper training and earn competency-based, gold-standard IC&RC credentials that rise above the minimum requirements set forth in O.C.G.A. Title 43 Chapter 7 for Alcohol & Drug Counselors.
Because of her legacy, individuals living with substance use and other process disorders in Georgia know they have access to quality care.
Jane dedicated her life to helping others, working as an Alcohol & Drug Counselor and Clinical Social Worker beginning in 1982, with a focus on substance use disorders and physical and sexual abuse, before founding the ADACBGA in 1992.
The Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Staff of the ADACBGA call on the more than 3,000 ADACBGA- credentialed professionals and the larger behavioral health field in Georgia to join us in honoring and remembering her.
The ADACBGA vows the continuance of Jane’s legacy, a legacy built on protecting the public through the provision of competency-based credentials that demand ethically sound and evidence-informed practice in the State of Georgia and beyond.
The current President of the ADACBGA will pay special tribute to Jane during the opening of our 9th Annual Conference, being held June 28th – 30th at the Atlanta Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center.