Executive Leadership and Leadership Team

The Management Team works as one team committed to Volunteer’s Mission. It is the Team’s belief that the key to organizational success lies in creating an environment where people thrive.  Volunteer’s Management Team holds that philosophy and serves with a set of high standards by which the organization is measured, a set of values about how employees, colleagues, and communities ought to be treated and a set of principles that makes this organization unique and distinctive.

The following dedicated professionals are committed to excellence in the provision of mental health services.  As dedicated leaders they serve together to reach desired goals, and they encompass decades of service in the Behavioral Health field.  They are focused with a sense of direction for the future to the organization, employees and communities.

Executive Leadership Team

Chris Wyre
President/Chief Executive Officer

Phyllis Persinger
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Greg Lewis
Clinical Director

Connie Farmer
Vice President of Grant Services

Kandy Templeton
Senior Vice President of Housing and Pharmacy Services

Dr. Troy Gilson
Medical Director

Aly Shelby
Executive Assistant

Leadership Team

Melissa Johnson
Vice President of Human Resources

Dawn Carlton
Vice President of Fiscal Services

Gala Murray
Vice President of Compliance and Quality Management Services

Robert Edmonds
Regional Vice President

Carrie Robinson
Regional Vice President

Sejal West
Regional Vice President

Kim Rush
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

Aaron Hall
Vice President of Information Technology

Angela Hampton
Vice President of Administration

Angela Murphy
Centralized Access/Customer Service Director

Mary Chesnut
Housing Operations and Planning Director

Angie Stokes
Vice President of Nursing

Laura Tedesco
Vice President of Crisis Services

Nancy Carroll
Crisis Director, Southeast Region

Ron Abrams
Center Director

Bryan Herriman
Center Director

Shirley Jennings
Center Director

Nathan Miller
Center Director

Tonya Moran
Center Director

Susan Phillips
Center Director

Christopher Sales
Center Director

Anne Stamps
Center Director

Melissa Wilson
Center Director