My experience in the Mental Health field began in 1995 when I worked as an administrative assistant for the local Employee Assistance Program. It was there that I learned I have a real heart for people struggling with mental health issues, and I saw first hand the positive changes counseling could make. That’s why when I was given the opportunity to work at The Madeline Center, I jumped at the chance! 12 years later, I am still here, having grown from administrative assistant for the Outpatient Counselors, to Director of Operations and Human Resources for our Community Based and Behavior and Autism Programs.
I love my job! It’s hard work but it truly is a privilege to support the clinicians and supervisors who work so tirelessly and diligently to help make positive changes in the lives of the people we serve. It is very fulfilling to help them realize the possibilities of what a good life can be, and I take a great deal of pride in being a part of such a fine organization.
I live a quiet life in Central Virginia, where the love of my life and I enjoy NASCAR, karaoke, the beach, the mountains, and spending time with our family and friends.