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

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.