Meet Our Leadership Team

 

A successful organization is fueled by a strong, dedicated and caring leadership team that serves as the engine to engage, lead and ignite a high-performance work culture!

Melaina Rhoney

Melaina Rhoney

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Melaina Rhoney is a woman who has dedicated her life to human services. Her vision to enhance access to services for those in need of mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services founded the start of A Caring Alternative.

Virginia DeMoss

Virginia DeMoss

Chief Compliance Officer

Virginia DeMoss has nearly 15 years experience in the behavioral health field. She earned her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University in 2008 and became a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2012, after making a permanent move to Western North Carolina.

Teagan Brown

Teagan Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Teagan Brown is a native of Burke County. She completed her undergraduate work at Appalachian State University and received a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College.

Fred Nirde'

Fred Nirde'

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nirdé has had a long and distinguished career in behavioral health services
as both an administrator/manager and financial leader.

"Together we can make a difference!"

Leadership

Leadership Team (left to right)
Teagan Brown, Chief Operating Officer
Fred Nirde', Chief Financial Officer
Melaina Rhoney, Chief Executive Officer
Virginia DeMoss, Chief Compliance Officer