Leadership

Kathy Smith, Director of Human Resources

Kathy brings more than 8 years of organizational service to Mountain Youth Academy. Kathy has an M.B.A. with in Human Resources from Liberty University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College. She provides supervision to Human Resource student interns for both Appalachian State and East Tennessee State University.

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Director of Human Resources

Kathy brings more than 8 years of organizational service to Mountain Youth Academy. Kathy has an M.B.A. with in Human Resources from Liberty University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College. She provides supervision to Human Resource student interns for both Appalachian State and East Tennessee State University.

Kathy also serves as an Administrative Surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Additionally, Kathy is an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Highlands Community College in Abington, Virginia, where she teaches Legal Aspects of Health Information Management, and medical coding classes. She has certifications in Human Resources (PHR), Health Care Compliance (CHC), Medical Records Auditing (CPMA) and ICD-9-CM and CPT coding (CPC). She is a Service Excellence facilitator and a trainer for both Verbal De-escalation and Certification of Residential Youth Care Professionals thru the University of Oklahoma training program.