Leah has spent over 20 years in the mental health field and knows the true value of building relationships and making them work within the community. From staying connected with past clients and staff to focusing on the importance of relationships in her own personal life, she prioritizes these things above all else. Leah is proud of the many strong relationships she has within the industry, from her time on the Board of Directors for NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) to serving as the Conference Chair of the Southeast Regional NATSAP Conference to leading the development of the Mentor Program for Evolving Women.
Having started her career in wilderness as a therapist and program director, Leah saw first hand the value of ongoing therapeutic work once a client returns home. In her most recent role as Vice President, Clinical Integration at InnerChange, she also realized the true value of using data in treatment and a high level of accountability for successful outcomes. Leah holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science in Community Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
As a mother of two very active children, Leah, along with her husband, lives in Asheville, North Carolina and recognizes the importance of family and the hard work that is often times needed to nurture and maintain those tight bonds. Leah is an avid reader and has a regular yoga practice. She and her family enjoy camping and traveling together.