The McNabb Center is pleased to announce that our most senior regional clinical vice president, Mona Blanton-Kitts, has been promoted to president. As the Center’s president, Mona will be responsible for all clinical services and the Center’s operations. 

“This organizational change will prepare the McNabb Center for the future,” said Jerry Vagnier, McNabb Center CEO. “Mona is well positioned to lead McNabb in an amazing fashion and her promotion will further equip the Center as it continues to grow.” 

Mona recently celebrated 35 years with the Center. She has been recognized by the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) with the Dorothea Dix Professional Service Award for her career accomplishments. During the course of Mona’s career with the McNabb Center, she has overseen an expansive array of services and clinics across 29 East Tennessee counties. Her entrepreneurial approach has been a catalyst for much of the Center’s growth. 

Mona’s promotion and new reporting structure will ensure the Center continues its focus on high-quality behavioral health care and provide innovative new services to meet community needs. Jerry Vagnier will maintain his role as McNabb Center’s CEO and oversee the McNabb Center president, financial services, new business development and the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation. 

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.