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.

Alyson Wooten

Board Member

Alyson Wooten is a Patent Litigation Attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Alyson was recognized in 2015 and the four years immediately preceding as a Georgia “Rising Star” in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Prior to her career in law, Alyson practiced as a Medical...

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Erica Smith

Board Member

Erica Smith is the Membership Director of the Atlanta Athletic Club and is responsible for managing new member recruitment and assimilation. She joined the Atlanta Athletic Club senior management team in June 2013. Prior to relocating to Atlanta, she had been the Membership Director at The Las Vegas Country Club,...

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Erin Hinek, LPC

Board Member

Erin F. Hinek is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in private practice at Fleurish Psychotherapy where she provides care for adults in the areas of childhood trauma, chronic PTSD, dissociation, women’s issues, stress, depression, and anxiety. She also leads Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups. Erin received her Master’s degree in...

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James Ostenson, CPA

Board Member

James Ostenson is the Assistant Controller for Cardlytics, Inc. Formerly, James served as Accounting Manager at AirWatch, a mobile device management company in Atlanta and managed all non-revenue functions: travel and expense, accounts payable, payroll and corporate accounting. Prior to his time at AirWatch, he worked for five years in assurance at...

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Carter Nicholson

Board Member

Carter Nicholson is the owner of Carter Nicholson Insurance Agency Inc. – Carter Nicholson State Farm in Atlanta, GA. Carter has been with State Farm Insurance since June of 2009 and opened up his own agency in October of 2012. Prior to entering the insurance and financial services industry, Carter...

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Anna Hutchins

Board Member

Anna Hutchins is the the Director of Collaborative Initiatives for the American College of Rheumatology. She has worked in the area of health and social services disparities for six years, with a total of nine years of nonprofit experience in the areas of management, strategy, and program and project development...

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Aimee Franz, CPA

Board Member

Aimee Franz is a CPA with eighteen years tax experience working in the public and private sectors of accounting after obtaining her Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Florida. She has resided in Atlanta for the last sixteen years and most recently served as Director of Tax, Business...

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Julia Flannery

Board Member

Julia Flannery is Catering Sales Manager for Wolfgang Puck Catering at the Georgia Aquarium. Previously, she was Catering Sales Manager at the Atlanta Athletic Club for six years, managing special events for more than 1,800 members. A 2009 graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a degree in hospitality...

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Jim Clifford

Board Member

Jim Clifford, Regional Business Director for Wellcentive, has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare/technology space. He has been with Wellcentive, Inc for eight years, fulfilling a number of roles including implementation project management, as a solutions consultant and most recently as Business Director. Previously, he worked for Patient...

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Mark Basford

Board Member

Mark Basford is in the investment banking group at Fifth Third Securities, where he oversees sell-side M&A and capital raise processes for his clients. In this role, he works closely with his clients and investors to develop and execute capital markets strategies, including equity and debt capital raises. Prior to...

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Mindy Pillow

Board Member

Mindy Pillow is a Family Law attorney. Prior to founding her own firm, the Law Office of Melinda C. Pillow, LLC, in April 2013, Mindy was an associate with Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and then Davis Matthews and Quigley, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia. At Kilpatrick Townsend,...

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Kristi Townsend

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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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.