CHRIS 180 Announces New Chief People Officer

CHRIS 180 Announces New Chief People Officer

Matthew Mitchell has been named the new Chief People Officer for CHRIS 180, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trauma-informed mental health services for children, youth and families. In his role, Mitchell will function as a strategic business partner and oversee the human resources operations for CHRIS 180 and its more than 400 staff members.

“We are excited to welcome Matt to our team at CHRIS 180,” said Kathy Colbenson, LMFT, President and Chief Executive Officer of CHRIS 180. “Matt brings a wonderful combination of technical HR expertise alongside interpersonal skills honed in both professional and volunteer settings. He will certainly strengthen our existing team at CHRIS 180; and I believe he will also help to solidify our position as a highly sought-after employer for those seeking careers in the nonprofit sector.”

Mitchell has more than twelve years of experience in the professional sphere, including a stint as a Presidential Management Fellow – Human Resource Specialist from 2013-2014. His work since has covered human resources across retail, the public sector, creative services and healthcare. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Florida A & M University and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from the University of Central Florida.  As a respected thought leader in the field, he has been published in HR Executive Magazine, HRM Today and several HR blogs.

“I want to be known as a servant leader,” said Mitchell. “My goal is to be someone who empowers HR professionals and teams to embrace and bring value to their workplaces.”

Beyond his work with CHRIS 180, Mitchell volunteers his time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Society for Human Resource Management and coaching local youth in track and field and football.

To learn more about CHRIS 180’s Leadership Team, click here.

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