Join us at McNabb Center, 205 W Springdale Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917) on May 12th. The breakfast and networking will begin at 7:45 to 8 am. The meeting begins at 8 and adjourns at 9 am.
Our speaker will be Mona Blanton-Kitts, LCSW, President/CEO, McNabb Center.
Ms. Blanton-Kitts received two bachelor’s degrees, one in Psychology and one in Social Work, as well as a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has held this license since 1995. She provides clinical and licensed supervision to professionals in the field through coaching, mentoring, and supervising.
Ms. Blanton-Kitts joined the McNabb Center in 1986 as a direct-care provider working with the Serious and Persistent Mentally Ill (SPMI) population. She has served in her current role as President/CEO since September 2022. Prior to that, she served as President from 2021-2022 and Regional Vice President from 2006-2021. Her clinical career has been spent working with both adult and children populations as well as family systems. She has focused on creating a safe, stigma-free environment where families seeking care feel welcome and comfortable. Based in Knoxville, she and her team manage a workforce of nearly 1,000 staff members, a budget of over $88 million, and oversees programs in thirty counties.
Ms. Blanton-Kitts currently serves on the Knox County Infant and Child Fatality Review Board and the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organization’s (TAMHO) Children & Youth Advisory Committee. In 2002, Ms. Blanton-Kitts was awarded the Dorthea Dix Professional Service award by TAMHO for her work providing innovative services in the field.
Be sure to thank our speaker and McNabb for hosting and providing breakfast.
Don’t forget if you haven’t paid your dues for this year you need to RENEW now. Visitors are allowed to attend TWO meetings and then are required to JOIN.