Atlanta, GA – Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit treatment organization for adults and adolescents, welcomed several new leaders to its Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Adolescent Advisory Council in 2022.
Individuals elected to the Skyland Trail Board of Directors include:
- James Y. (Jim) Kerr, II – Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Southern Company
- William M. (Bill) McDonald, MD – Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine; JB Fuqua Chair for Late-Life Depression; Chief of Psychiatric Services Emory Healthcare; Vice Chair for Education and Chief, Treatment Resistant Depression Clinic
- Sharmila Prabhu – Community Volunteer and Mental Health Advocate
- Andrea S. Rollins – Community Volunteer and Mental Health Advocate
- William P. (Will) Stengel – President, Genuine Parts Company
- Leslie J. Wierman – Community Volunteer and Mental Health Advocate
Mark Tipton was elected Chair of the Board of Directors after serving as Vice-Chair in 2021. Former Board Chair, Clay Jackson, was elected to the Emeritus Board alongside Dana Halberg and Tommy Hills, who also completed their terms on the Board of Directors in 2021.
Individuals elected to the Advisory Board include: Shanti Das, founder of Silence The Shame; Mary Gill, Alston & Bird; Anne Marino, past president of the Skyland Trail Associates; Malcolm McComb, CBRE; Brennan Spry, JPMorgan Securities; Margaret Stickney, retired VP of Finance and Operations at EPIC; and Bryan West, Resurgens Technology Partners. Mary Watson was named the Chair of the Advisory Board.
Individuals elected to the Adolescent Advisory Council include: Marifred Cilella, The Howard School; Jackie Coleman, community volunteer; Darlene Trigg, The nsoro Education Foundation; John McColskey, Financial Services; and William Shaheen, Shaheen and Company.
The Skyland Trail Board of Directors’ responsibilities include confirming the organization remains mission-focused, maintaining its financial health, and ensuring quality care for patients. The Advisory Board provides advice and counsel to senior leadership, staff, and the Board of Directors in addition to establishing connections and involvement with the community. The Adolescent Advisory Council provides input on important topics in adolescent programming and support in addition to generating community interest and involvement in teen mental health.