MCS Board of Directors

Metropolitan Counseling Services benefits in countless ways from the leadership and services of its Board of Directors. Comprised of a group of professionals who work both inside and outside the mental health professions, this group helps strategically shape, steer, and support MCS to promote its mission and achieve successful outcomes.

Melissa Runge

In her current role as Vice President of Analytical Solutions, Melissa Runge serves as a strategy consultant, bringing transparency and understanding to clients’ supply chain spend across primary logistics disciplines including transportation, fulfillment and distribution. She focuses on increasing bottom-line profitability through managing strategic initiatives, customer agreements and go-to market...

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Jim Clifford

Board Member

Jim Clifford, is a Healthcare IT Enterprise Sales Executive with almost 25 years of experience in the healthcare technology space. Most recently he was with Philips Wellcentive fulfilling a number of roles including implementation project management, as a solutions consultant and most recently as Strategic Business Director....

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Justin Leal

Board Member

Justin Leal serves as Executive Director of Clinical Operations for Piedmont Hospital and joined the board effective September 1, 2018. ...

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Kristi Townsend

Board Member

Kristi Townsend is a senior tax associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in addition to her board position with MCS. She has over a decade of mental health industry experience, specializing in at-risk youth and adult trauma survivors. Kristi is an out member of the LGBTQ community and advocates tirelessly for equal...

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Von Wright

Board Member

Von Wright is currently Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at K2View as well as CEO of his own consulting company, 3 Points Strategic Solutions.  Von has spent 25+ years bringing people and technology together to improve human experiences  at companies like Sapient, Cingular, AT&T and Capgemini....

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Sari Earl

Board Member

Sari Earl worked as a tax attorney for Delta and a premier tax advocacy trade organization before becoming a published writer. ...

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Would you like to join us?

Do you have a passion for mental health and want to leverage your skills, contacts and expertise on our Board of Directors? We accept applications for our Board of Directors annually, and applicants are interviewed by our Board Engagement Committee, which is comprised of several board members. You can read more about the skill sets we are looking for by following this link to the job description. Interested candidates can email a cover letter of interest and resume to Shannon Georgecink.