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Annie Smith, State Director of Community Based Programs - North Carolina

Annie Smith

Annie Smith has served as Youth Villages’ director of North Carolina since 2008. She is responsible for overseeing community-based services including Multisystemic Therapy, Intercept, YVLifeSet, medication management, and outpatient therapy in nine offices within North Carolina.

After working as a counselor in child and adolescent psychiatry at the U.S. Army Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, Smith joined the staff of Youth Villages in 1996 as a family counselor in Memphis. Two years later, she moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to work as a clinical consultant for Youth Villages. Smith was state manager in North Carolina from 2005-2008, before being promoted to director.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the National Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and the North Board for Certified Counselors and serves on the board of trustees for Benchmarks.

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Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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