Board and Financials

 Financial Documents


Board Members 2018-2019

Officers

Tom McKenna, Business Development Professional

President, Chair, Executive Committee

“As with too many, family tragedy led me to an intense orientation to mental health issues in our community and society. After seeing the very effective and live saving work that MHG was doing with the proceeds of an annual event we had started in 2015, joining the MHG team through board membership was a logical progression – very fortunate to be a part….”

Tom was raised in Yonkers, NY, and graduated from the University of Maryland (BS in marketing). He enjoyed a three-decade career in textiles, highlighted by expatriate assignments in Europe and Asia, the role of president at Cone Mills, and consulting roles with companies in Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, and China. Tom and Dianne enjoyed raising three children in Greensboro since 1997. In addition to mental health, Tom advocates other aspect of wellness, focusing on exercise, nutrition, and alternative medicine.

Carol Davis, Registered Nurse, retired

Vice President, Chair, Program Committee

“I joined the MHG Board because I have seen over the years how caring and supportive this organization is to recovering people and their loved ones. MHG offers education, leadership, prevention, direct services, and peer support to advance mental health in the community.” 

Carol graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Nursing. She worked as a board certified psychiatric nurse at Cone Behavioral Health for many years. She has served on the UNC School of Nursing Board of Directors and on the Great 100 Nurses Alumni Association Board of Directors. She enjoys volunteering in the community, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Michelle Bostian, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, People & Performance Department, Cone Health

Past President

“I am proud to partner with Mental Health Greensboro because their mission and work resonates with my core beliefs. I believe in people’s capacity for growth and change, and I believe emotional health challenges are no different than other medical diagnosis. When we treat them with such equality, we make headway in healing.”

Michelle M. Bostian is a licensed clinical social worker and previously was head counselor at Greensboro Day School. Michelle’s mission is to guide others to discover success. Her career has included advocacy, counseling, leadership development, program development, speaking and crisis management. She is married to the love of her life and has three amazing teenagers and one very tenacious dog.

Hugh Murtagh, Retired

Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

“MHG helped me restore my life. When I had the opportunity to help MHG, via the Board, utilizing my Accounting and Finance skills, it was very important to me to do so.”

Hugh is a retired accountant, with extensive non-profit accounting and tax experience, and has taught college-level courses in accounting, tax, finance, economics and management.

Ashley Harris, 5th Grade English Teacher & Learning Resource Specialist, Greensboro Day School

Secretary

“I am passionate about mental health and equipping people with the tools needed to become their best selves. I was drawn to MHG due to their commitment to quality programming aimed at promoting mental health and recovery services through dynamic educational and peer support services.”

Ashley is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro (BA, Psychology and BA, Sociology) and NC A&T University (Post Baccalaureate in Education). As a result of her extensive training in research-based behavior management strategies, development of social skills in youth and young adults, and proven track record in the classroom, she has facilitated numerous professional development workshops through NCDPI, GCS, and local collegiate partnerships. Ashley has a deep passion for teaching, counseling, and encouraging others. Ashley recently celebrated her 24th anniversary with Brian and delights in raising their three daughters together.

Directors

Rick Schneider, Consultant

Chair, Development Committee

“I joined the Board in response to seeing how mental health issues have affected friends and family, and how MHG addresses the needs of individuals, families and the community in coping with today’s stresses.“

Rick was born in NYC, has lived in Greensboro since 1989, and is a graduate of Montclair State University (BS) and NYU Stern School of Business (MBA). He was a textile executive at Burlington / ITG for 25 years, and is currently an independent Consultant in Textiles, Sales and International Business. He has been a member of the UNCG CARS (Apparel/Retail) Advisory Board for 25 years. Rick is happily married to Debbie with three adult children and three grandchildren.

Nicole Villano, General Manager, Deep Roots Market Cooperative

“I joined MHG’s Board because my ultimate goal is to inspire people to live healthy happy lives, love each other unconditionally and to take care of the earth.”

Nicole is a graduate of Appalachian State University. She is a lifelong student of Anthropology and Geology. She has a diverse career path that includes mental health, archaeology, videography, cosmetology, restaurant ownership, teaching refugees, health food chef and kitchen and store management. Nicole has one teenage son with whom she has adventured through the public, private and home education systems, the wilds of the US and Canada and the navigation of ridding their lives of toxicity. Her favorite ways to spend her very rare free time include travelling, gardening, making jewelry, hiking, biking and canoeing.

Elissa Langley, VP, Chief Operating Officer, Triad HealthCare Network

“I joined the MHG board to raise community awareness and participate in the fight to reduce the stigma associated with Mental Health issues. I am proud to support an organization so vital to the community for its advocacy, leadership, and engaging educational and peer support programs.”

A Greensboro native, Elissa Langley is an accomplished health care professional with thirty plus years of payor, provider, and consulting experience. Ms. Langley is the Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Triad HealthCare Network (“THN”) of the Cone Health System. She has been with THN since 2012. Prior to THN, she spent 22 years in the Atlanta market working for health systems and payers such as Aetna and Humana. Ms. Langley holds a Master of Healthcare Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Duke University. Ms. Langley is currently a member of the Policy Committee for the National Association of ACO’s (NAACOs) and is THN’s representative on the Next Generation ACO Coalition. She is a Board Member of Mental Health Greensboro and Proficient Health. She lives with her fiancé, Rob, and their black lab, Ace.

Pam Pittman, MD, retired

“I joined the MHG board because I felt it was an organization dedicated to a group of people who are often misunderstood or overlooked until a tragedy draws attention to them. MHG is a group of people dedicated to change this perception and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Pam is a medical doctor who graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, presently known as the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She made her career in psychiatry and has worked inpatient, outpatient, public, and private settings. She is 99% retired and enjoys spending time in the mountains and with family and friends.

Swati Dakoriya, MD

“As a psychiatrist I believe in a holistic approach to mental health treatment, especially one that allows individuals to feel empowered in their recovery. MHG makes that happen. It has transformed lives through their commitment to diverse programming and peer support initiatives. I am honored to a be a part of this invaluable community resource.”

Dr. Dakoriya grew up in Los Angeles, California. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from East Tennessee State University at James H. Quillen College of Medicine and went on to complete her psychiatry training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has been working as a psychiatrist in the community mental health sector for over 15 years. She enjoys traveling and volunteering as a PTSA member.

Jacob Watkins, Associate Practice Leader, Charles Aris Executive Search.

Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Guilford College and an associate degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College. In addition to his academic achievements, Jacob also competed as a member of the varsity baseball team at both institutions. Jacob spends his free time engaging in community-based activities, playing sports, reading, and hiking with his black Labrador Retriever, Simba. Jacob is also a student pilot who is close to earning his private license.

Pam Sprinkle