The McNabb Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary Katsikas to regional clinical vice president. As regional clinical vice president, Mary will oversee nearly half of the Center’s clinical services, including the children and youth continuum in Knox County, co-occurring family treatment services and all services in Blount, Cocke, Hamblen and Sevier counties.

Mary has been with the McNabb Center for 20 years and, in that time, has created, developed and implemented new programming through new funding avenues. In addition, she has overseen the expansion of programming dedicated to families, children and young adults. 

“As regional clinical vice president, Mary will continue to lead the McNabb Center’s innovative clinical growth,” said Mona Blanton-Kitts, McNabb Center president. “Mary’s positive impact on the Center and the communities we serve will reach far into the future.” 

Mary participates in numerous local and state-wide organizations from the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Family Justice Center’s Coordinated Community Response Team to chairing the Region 2 Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services 2018 Regional Planning and Policy Council. Through her involvement, Mary advocates for needed mental health programming in the community and state as well as influences related public policy issues.

In 2020, Mary was awarded the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations’ (TAMHO) Dorothea Dix Professional Service Award for her career accomplishments. Through Mary’s leadership, the Center has expanded its school-based programming to serve every middle and high school in Knox County.

The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual’s “Well Mind, Well Being,” we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy   through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support to more than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 1-800-255-9711.