William M. (Skip) Johnstone Jr, MD, JD, MBA, FACOG, FACS
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Physician Group OB GYN Specialists
As a faculty member of NHRMC’s Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) residency program and Gynecology Division Chief for the NHRMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Skip Johnstone, MD is a member of the Physician Quality Partners Accountable Care Organization Operating Committee, the NHRMC Patient Experience Committee and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Baby Task Force. He is also a Professor of OB/GYN through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to focusing on academics, he had a 20-year private practice and still practices as a female pelvic floor surgeon. Dr. Johnstone completed medical school at East Carolina University School of Medicine and residency at the University Medical Center of Eastern North Carolina. In addition, he completed a Master of Business Administration through the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a law degree from Concord Law School in Los Angeles. Dr. Johnstone’s commitment to contributing to the opioid epidemic is demonstrated by his recent completion of the Buprenorphone Waiver course through the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is starting a non-profit to establish a treatment plan for opioid-addicted women utilizing existing agencies and providers.
After graduating from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Entrepreneurship, Debbie Kinsey spent 16 years in the technology industry. She worked as a Corporate Trainer and Implementation Specialist for software conversions and was a Sales & Training Director at a large training company in Research Triangle Park. In 2006, she opened a cafe/coffee shop in Wilmington. The restaurant was community minded with space for various groups to meet and events that focused on homelessness in our area. During that time, she began volunteering for a local church’s addiction ministry working with women struggling with addiction. In 2010, she accepted the role of Care Coordinator, at the same church, to manage the counseling and care for their growing congregation. She also continued her work in addiction and recovery counseling and mentored hundreds of women. When Wilmington became known as the number one city in America for opioid use disorder, she became involved in developing strategies to respond and combat this devastating epidemic. She was very involved with coordinating events that would bring local addiction and recovery organizations together to share their resources. Debbie has a heart for women and addiction and we are so glad to have her as a part of our team.