Jonnae Tillman is in her 17th year as a trainer, researcher, and consultant in Motivational Interviewing (M.I.). and is a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers), an international organization committed to research, training, and practice.

Jonnae is the former Clinical Director of University of Washington’s Innovative Projects Research Group (IPRG), where she provided M.I. training, supervision and fidelity adherence for research with military personnel/adult/adolescent marijuana dependence and alcohol abuse. Jonnae has also written online CE courses for M.I. and Type 2 Diabetes Primary Care.

Jonnae has degrees in psychology and addiction medicine from Seattle University. She has since trained and coached emergency department practitioners at NYU/Bellevue Hospital, Miami’s Jackson Memorial, and Massachusetts General in Boston. She also teaches M.I. as Adjunct Faculty for Seattle University’s graduate nurse practitioner program. She now designs trainings for Nurse Family Partnership, Washington State Department of Corrections, Migrant Head Start, and domestic violence prevention agencies.

Jonnae regularly presents at national and international conferences, presenting on topics like "M.I. in 'e-Health' Interventions at the ICME research conference in Venice, Italy; and “M.I. in Healthcare: Brief Interventions” at the MINT conference in Sheffield, England.

Jonnae is currently a psychiatric nurse practitioner doctoral student (DNP) at Seattle University.

On a Personal Note

Jonnae Tillman lives in the beautiful little beach town of Edmonds, Washington, loves watching her two teenage sons play football and basketball, is a voracious reader and travels as much as possible. On her travel wish list is a visit to Lithuania and Poland.