Charlotte Taylor Center hires new director

By Jennifer Lassiter
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  Diana Finlay was recently appointed the new director of Frontier Health's Charlotte Taylor Center in Elizabethton.
  As director, Finlay will coordinate the basic operation of the site; ensure compliance with state legislature, health and safety and other agency policies and procedures, and also provide direct services to individuals and families.
  Finlay will continue to coordinate the internal and external Employee Assistant Programs as she formerly did in the corporate offices and will oversee the basic operation of the site. She currently manages contracted services provided to businesses and industries within the region and handles internal referrals for Frontier Health employees and their families.
  According to Finlay her dual role will allow her to have more direct contact with the clinical side of mental health as well as direct contact with the community.
  "In some ways coming to Elizabethton was like coming home," said Finlay. She attends church locally and has family who live in Elizabethton.
  Finlay has worked for Frontier Health for nearly 15 years and was employed when the office was Watauga Mental Health. She worked as director of Fairview Associates of Johnson City and also as a child, adolescent and family therapist at Bristol Regional Counseling Center.
   "My experience on the clinical level will help me in the director's position," said Finlay.
  Finlay has her masters degree in social work from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor's degree in social work from East Tennessee State University. She is a licensed clinical social worker.
  The Charlotte Taylor Center was established in 1971 and was named for an educator who had a broad vision and commitment to the people of Carter County.