Executive Director


Mel was born in Elizabethton, TN in 1950 and is a graduate of Hampton High School, East Tennessee State University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Mel has been a social worker for the last 30 years and has gained much experience through travel and previous careers as a case manager and cognitive behavioral therapist in various settings.

He is an active member of Kingsport Community Church and has been the Director of their Celebrate Recovery program for the last 8 years, as well as doing Christian Counseling at the church. Mel lives in Kingsport with his wife Kaye. They have two adult children and four grandchildren. He is a volunteer chaplain at Indian path Medical Center. Mel's other hobbies include playing guitar, singing, reading watching sports, walking, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.