Victoria Hughes

Victoria Hughes



Victoria Hughes has served in various clinical, educational, and leadership positions over the past 31 years. She retired as a colonel after 27 years of service within the United States Air Force. Her mental health clinical background includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs. Dr. Hughes obtained the Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health CNS certification in 1996 and was recognized as a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor in 1998. She earned a doctor of nursing science degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a master’s degree in counseling and human development from Troy State University, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has a decade of teaching and course development experience that includes serving as a dean for an associate degree health science program. In addition, she has served in leadership positions as a director of nursing and a clinic CEO.

Specialties and Expertise
  • Administration/Healthcare Organizational Leadership
  • Leadership/Organizational Culture
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology/Neurobiology
  • Resilience/Stress Coping
  • Self-Care
  • Substance Use/Addiction
  • Violence