Donna Chavous entered the recovery community in 1994 kicking and screaming, not wanting to change her life. She was introduced to recovery through an Intervention by a friend, family and the local police department. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California; Donna, attended Beverly Hills High School and then graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in English and headed straight to the Hollywood scene. She started in the Mailroom and soon thereafter stepped into the fast lane as a Hollywood Agent at Creative Artists Agency in 1984, representing actors and directors and eventually crashed and burned.
After getting sober she returned to Hollywood for six years as a Talent Manager at SLBG Entertainment and at NBC with Peter Engel. During her time as a manger she suffered the loss of a colleague and a client from the disease of addiction. These losses dramatically changed her perspective on life and she ended up taking a job part time at a Treatment Center in Malibu California, while continuing as a Talent Manager. While working at that Treatment Center Donna further enhanced her knowledge of how addiction affects the family as well as the patient. She has been sober for 21 years and because of her experience with people from all walks of life, has been able to utilize her gift of gab to compassionately guide those who need help to make a positive change.
Donna loves the Intervention process because it not only saved her life but it has allowed her to assist others in potentially saving theirs. She now resides between New York City and Los Angeles and has been performing Interventions nationwide for the past 12 years and has continued her education in the field of addiction by attending Fordham University School of Social Work in New York City.
In 2010 Donna joined the Emmy nominated show Intervention on A&E for her premiere foray in front of the camera and is still shooting new episodes as of 2016. Also in 2016, Donna reconnected with some of her entertainment colleagues and is developing film and television projects to produce.