Griffith is a true Southerner, having grown up in Alabama and Mississippi. She holds a BS from the University of North Alabama, an MA from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama.
She worked in the North Carolina and Alabama child welfare systems and became Executive Director of PACT, a pioneer child abuse prevention agency she helped to found. She has also served on the State Board of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.
Griffith is a former board member for the Alabama Children's Trust Fund
and has worked as a consultant to and trainer for Prevent Child Abuse America. She is the President of Red Clay & Vinegar LLP.
It has been noted that: “Naomi weaves her common sense pragmatism and 30 years experience working with children and families into inspirational and heart-warming stories that motivate her audiences both personally and professionally.”
She is the author of Red Clay and Vinegar: Looking at Family through the eyes of a Southern Child and the co-author of The Unkindest Cut - The Emotional Maltreatment of Children.