Skyland Trail CEO Receives 2014 Atlanta POW! Award

Beth Finnerty recognized as one of 12 women who bring the “POW!” factor to leadership and service

ATLANTA, GA – Beth Finnerty, MBA, MHA, president & CEO of Skyland Trail was one of 12 women honored with a Womenetics 2014 POW! Award at the Atlanta POW! Awards luncheon on April 30 at the Georgia Aquarium.

Finnerty has successfully led the strategic growth of Skyland Trail for 25 years, since its inception. She has transformed Skyland Trail from a small nonprofit helping a handful of families with mental illness, to a nationally recognized psychiatric treatment organization serving more than 300 clients and families each year.

Since 2009, Womenetics has presented the POW! Awards to recognize extraordinary female leaders who have attained a high level of transformative success in business, academia or a non-profit, and are change agents in the community, respected for significant contributions locally and globally. 

“POW! Awards recipients are dynamos,” said Elisabeth Marchant, founder and CEO of Womenetics. “They break down barriers, spark innovation and bring the “POW!” factor to everything they do.” 

“Beth’s understanding of mental health, its relationship to physical health, business leadership and personal skills have made her recognized by colleagues nationally as a go-to in the field,” says Melissa Lowe, president, Lowe & Associates, and Skyland Trail board member. “I have seen Beth’s interaction with colleagues, patients, family members, board members, staff, Skyland Trail supporters and others in the community. In each, she is equally engaged, professional and shows a human love and caring that is often forgotten in day-to-day healthcare. Beth is truly the best at whatever she undertakes, and it is obvious when you see the incredible work she does at Skyland Trail.”