Skyland Trail Adds Board Members and Advisors in 2023

Allison F. Williams Conference Room

Atlanta, GA – Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization for adults and adolescents, welcomed new individuals to its leadership boards for 2023.

David Moody, president and chief executive officer of C.D. Moody Construction Company, Inc., and Fred Sturgis, co-founder and managing director of Resurgens Technology Partners, were both elected to the Skyland Trail Board of Directors. The Skyland Trail Board of Directors’ responsibilities include confirming the organization remains mission-focused, maintaining its financial health, and ensuring quality care for patients.

Jared Abramson, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Georgia State University; Todd Croom, chief financial officer at Jackson Spalding; Joe Hewes, principal at Teton Business Counsel; Julia Hill, a community volunteer; Brian Keen, founder and president of Health Cooperative Strategies; and Nancy Patterson, a community volunteer, were all elected to serve on the Skyland Trail Advisory Board. 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.

Carol Alter, MD, from the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, was also elected to the National Advisory Board. The National Advisory Board is a group of leading psychiatrists from around the United States who provide insight and expertise to inform our strategic direction and to continue to advance our evidence-based treatment program.

New members to the Professional Advisory Board include: Richard Amar, MD, of Talbott Recovery; Jane Lanier, MD, of Peachtree Psychiatric Professionals and Peachtree Comprehensive Health; Jonathan Levy, MD, of Veritas Collaborative; and Natasha Thomas, MD, of Fresh Start for the Mind, LLC. Ann Schwartz, MD, of the Emory University School of Medicine, was elected as co-chair. The Professional Advisory Board is a select group of metro Atlanta psychiatrists. The group was created to provide a forum for physicians to share information on best practices, collaborate on professional issues, and support Skyland Trail clinical programs.

Skyland Trail would like to thank the individuals whose volunteer terms expired in 2022 for their service and support of the organization. Berny Gray, Jackie Montag, and Brooke Weinmann were all nominated to the Skyland Trail Emeritus Board of Directors.