YWCA Atlanta Recognizes Skyland Trail CEO as “Woman of Achievement”

ATLANTA, GA – Beth Finnerty, MBA, MHA, president & CEO of Skyland Trail was one of 10 women inducted to the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers on May 8. Dana Halberg, Skyland Trail board member, was also inducted to the Academy of Women Achievers.

The YWCA of Greater Atlanta recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of trailblazing women in the Atlanta community who have made enormous strides in business and the arts, in law and medicine, in public office, in community service and philanthropy, in education, technology, the media, and other fields that impact the quality of life in Atlanta. For more than 30 years community leaders such as Mayor Shirley Franklin, Alicia Philipp, Rosalind Carter, Ann Cramer, Penny McPhee, Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, Dorothy Fuqua, Alice Ball, Ingrid Saunders Jones, Kathy Betty, Ann Stallard, and nearly 300 others have been honored at the organization’s annual Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon. 

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.

“Running a complicated business in an equally complicated industry, Beth has demonstrated outstanding vision, financial acumen, and execution of each year’s plan with precision and enthusiasm,” says Melissa Lowe, president, Lowe & Associates, and Skyland Trail board member. “And as a mother of daughters, I can attest firsthand to the critical and life-changing impact of the treatment model created by Skyland Trail to the health and well-being of Atlanta women and girls.”