NW Mental Health welcomes new directors

On April 1, Shelley Young Jones, LICSW, assumed the role of Executive Director at Northwest Alabama Mental Health following the retirement of Dr. Dale Cottle.  Jones held several positions in her 18 years with the Northwest Center, beginning with Coordinator of the PHP Program in Lamar County, Regional PHP Coordinator, Marion County Outpatient Director, and most recently as Clinical Director over Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Programs for the five-county service area. Also on April 1, Patricia L. Franks Montgomery, LPC, became Clinical Director over Northwest’s five counties. Montgomery joined the Northwest staff as an Outpatient Therapist in the Fayette Substance Abuse and Day Treatment programs in Feb. 2000. She has also held positions as Springhill Apartments Coordinator, PHP Coordinator, RDP Coordinator and IDT Coordinator. In 2012, Montgomery was named Director of the Outpatient Programs in Fayette County.


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