Executive Director
I am honored and pleased to serve as a Executive Director for Stepping Stones.

Patty Johnson is the marketing director for SME Steel, a group of related steel companies. She oversees the national and international marketing for all five companies located throughout the Western United States and across the globe. Johnson is also currently serving as the Public Affairs Director for Utah. Her extensive experience with public relations began in 1987 when she served as United States Youth Ambassador to East and West Germany. Thus began her lifelong passion for people, politics, and public relations.

Johnson is a permanent guest speaker at the University of Utah Delta Gamma Sorority, Utah Valley University, and Salt Lake Community College. She was honored to be the guest lecturer of the Master Mind Lecture Series for The Center for the Advancement of Leadership at Utah Valley University.

Johnson is the published author of various articles in national magazines, state publications, business journals, and trade journals. She serves on several boards on local, state, and national levels which include media, government, charity, and educational organizations.


Stepping Stones aspires to offer individual services as they provide attention to the individual. With your help, we can offer: one-on-one, advocacy, connecting with resources, and in-home assistance.


Stepping Stones aspires to offer group therapy as it is one of the most successful elements of long-term recovery. With your help, we can offer: women's groups, men's groups, aftercare groups, parenting groups, life-skills groups, and peer-to-peer services.


Graduates of Drug Court and current participants organize regular social and family events, retreats, and activities which help people in recovery connect and have fun sober.