Annie Smith has served as Youth Villages’ director of North Carolina since 2008. She is responsible for overseeing CABHA services including: Multisystemic therapy, intensive In-home, medication management, and outpatient therapy in addition to transitional living programs in 10 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 Knoxville to work as a clinical consultant for Youth Villages and then served as state manager in North Carolina from 2005-2008 before being promoted to director.
Smith 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, North Board for Certified Counselors and the American Counseling Association.