CHRIS 180 Welcomes New Chief Clinical Officer

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CHRIS 180 Welcomes New Chief Clinical Officer

Atlanta-based mental health nonprofit CHRIS 180 is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Anne Cornell, PhD, LPC, to its executive leadership team. As Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Cornell brings a wealth of experience and expertise gained from working in several different states to provide behavioral health services, wraparound and residential services for children, adolescents and families.

Dr. Cornell is responsible for oversight of CHRIS 180 behavioral health services, including counseling centers, the organization’s contract with the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, CHRIS 180’s School-Based Mental Health counseling services and the Integrated Health Clinic in partnership with Mercy Care. She has extensive experience developing behavioral health programs as well as clinical residential programs from conception and has in-depth knowledge of trauma-informed care, clinical supervision and evidence-based practices.

“During this critical time in our nation and as the need for quality mental healthcare continues to increase, we sought out strong leadership to help us set the direction for the future,” said CHRIS 180’s President and CEO, Kathy Colbenson, LMFT. “We conducted a nationwide search and determined that Dr. Cornell was the best fit for the role. She has not only the experience but also the commitment to provide high quality, trauma-informed care to all we serve. ”

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Cornell began her professional career as a houseparent in a residential shelter for boys. She later obtained a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and is a licensed professional counselor who has provided clinical services in residential and community-based programs in North Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Michigan. Her professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors and the National Family Preservation Network.

“As an organization, CHRIS 180 provides essential services for people of all ages and demographics, and I am honored to serve as the organization’s first Chief Clinical Officer,” said Dr. Anne Cornell, PhD, LPC. “I believe that my experience working with agencies and populations across the country has prepared me for this role. And I look forward to contributing my efforts in the provision of trauma-informed mental health and wraparound care to children, young adults, and families throughout Metro Atlanta.

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