Jerry Vagnier, McNabb Center CEO, and Mona Blanton-Kitts, McNabb Center president and incoming CEO, welcome new board members and officers to the Center’s Board of Directors.

Newly appointed 2022-2023 McNabb Center board members include:

Clarence Vaughn

Director of the Office of Diversity and Community Relations, Haslam College of Business, UTK David Wedekind Of Counsel, Hodges, Doughty & Carson Owner of Balter Beerworks


2022-2023 McNabb Center Board of Directors elected officers include:

Wade Davies, Chair

Managing partner at Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, P.C.

Rebecca Ashford, Secretary

President at Chattanooga State Community College Mitch Steenrod, Treasurer Lead Independent Director, CarMax Dr. Amy Cathey, Immediate Past Chair Executive Director, Graduate and Executive Education, Haslam College of Business, UTK George Kershaw, Chair-Elect CEO, D&K Management


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 36,750 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit  or call 1-800-255-9711.