Joni Johnson

Joni Johnson, MD, NBC-HWC is an Empowerment Strategist who inspires ADHD entrepreneurs to embrace their challenges and leverage their unique perspectives for overall business and personal success.  As a believer in supporting the needs of others, Dr. Joni is proud of her 30 years of military service as an Army Physician and her 12 years of clinical experience working exclusively with diverse populations who struggle with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and behavior problems.

She is equally proud to be a pediatrician, mother, disabled veteran, author, public speaker, entrepreneur and an individual with dyslexia and a visual processing disorder. In her current position, she is a Physician Advisor for Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital System where she makes medical necessity recommendations as part of the utilization review team. In 2018, prior to closing her successful, multi-disciplinary medical practice, Dr. Joni founded UnCharted Territory, LLC where she continues to offer health consultations and empowerment coaching for individuals with special needs. Dr. Joni recently joined the Georgetown University, Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL) at the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) as an Adjunct Lecturer. She hopes to bring her unique perspective to impact one’s ability to use culturally competent communication when working in diverse situations. Dr. Joni received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is honored to have been part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program which awarded her a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Babson College. She is also an alumnus of the Georgetown ITL having completed both the Executive Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching and the Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management. Dr. Joni’s mission is to help individuals become empowered by their challenges as she has been empowered by her own. She can be reached at