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

Phyllis Persinger
Chief Executive Officer / President

Greg Lewis
Sr. Clinical Director

Gala Murray
Chief Compliance Officer

Dr. Troy Gilson
Medical Director

Aly Shelby
Executive Assistant

Carrie Robinson
Sr. VP of Operations

Robert Edmonds
Sr. VP of Operations

Nathan Miller
Sr. VP of Operations

Sejal West
Chief Business Development Officer

Richard French
Sr. VP 

Missy Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer

Dawn Carlton
Chief Financial Officer

Danielle Smith
Director of Corporate Communication & Affairs


Leadership Team

Connie Farmer
Vice President of Specialized Grants & Services

Aaron Hall
Chief Technology Officer

Angela Hampton
Chief Administrative Officer

Angela Murphy
Centralized Access/Customer Service Director

Mary Chesnut
VP of Housing

Angie Stokes
Vice President of Nursing

Laura Tedesco
Vice President of Crisis Services

Leah Pastula
Sr. Director of Crisis Services

Kimberly Robinson
Vice President of Co-Occurring & Addictions Services

Amanda Cook, Sr. VP of Community and Business Development

Tamara Crutcher, Director of Auditing and Monitoring

Beth Walser, Clinical Director

Jeff Phillips, Property Director

Robert Edmonds
Acting Center Director

Ella Britt
Sr. Center Director

Bryan Herriman
Center Director

Shirley Jennings
Center Director

Tonya Ballew
Senior Center Director

Susan Phillips
Center Director

Christopher Sales
Center Director

Anne Stamps
Senior Center Director

Jimmy Catlett
Center Director