Vagnbjörg Magnúsdóttir, commonly known as Vagna, serves as the chairman of Bati góðgerðarfélag, a charitable organization that operates halfway houses for both male and female who have completed a prison sentence. In addition, Vagna is the founder and proprietor of Varðan meðferðarstofa, an outpatient treatment facility for individuals directly or indirectly impacted by addiction.
Vagna holds a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Minnesota. Currently, she is in the process of completing a master’s degree in trauma at the University of Akureyri, focusing specifically on adverse childhood experiences, particularly those arising from an environment characterized by addiction or dysfunctionality.
Vagna possesses a keen interest in exploring the interaction between trauma, addiction, and other mental health conditions. She is of the opinion that every person’s road to recovery and healing is unique and should be approached from a compassionate and trauma-informed perspective, regardless of the treatment modality employed.