A dedicated executive management team provides direction toward achieving the objectives of Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources. The leadership of PBMHR has a total of 170 years of experience with the agency.
Mona Gauthier, MS, NCC, LPC, MBA
Ms. Gauthier has been with Pine Belt for more than 25 years. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, she served as Director of Child & Adolescent Services. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is also licensed to provide LPC Supervision. Ms. Gauthier is also a National Board Certified Counselor.
Since 2014, Ms. Gauthier has been a certified Wraparound Coach with the National Wraparound Implementation Center. She is also a member of the Mississippi Association of Community Mental Health Centers.
She received a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Rita Porter, Ph.D.
Director of Adult Services
Dr. Porter has been with Pine Belt for 22 years. Prior to her promotion to Director of Adult Services, she served as Administrator of School-Based services for Pine Belt’s Child & Adolescent Program. She is a Licensed Psychologist.
Dr. Porter received a bachelor’s degree in Social Counseling from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a master’s and doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
Nick Hartley, M.Ed., LPC
Director of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services
Mr. Hartley has been employed with Pine Belt for 23 years. Prior to his promotion to a program director, he served as coordinator of the Achieve Our Potential program for Pine Belt’s Child & Adolescent Services. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Counselor Supervisor.
In 2015, Mr. Hartley was appointed to the Developmental Disabilities Council for the State of Mississippi.
Mr. Hartley received a master’s in Education in Community Counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.
Felecia Coleman, MS, LPC
Director of County Operations
As Director of County Operations Mrs. Coleman oversees the operation of eight county mental health centers.
Mrs. Coleman has been employed with Pine Belt for 29 years. During this time, she has held a variety of positions including a clinician for adults and children and administrator of two county mental health clinics prior to her promotion to Director of County Operations.
Mrs. Coleman attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.
Jean Robertson, LPC
Director of Child and Adolescent Services
Mrs. Robertson is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi and Board Qualified Supervisor for the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors.
She began her career with Pine Belt as an intern in 2007. Since this time, she has held a variety of positions including day treatment specialist, school-based counselor and coordinator and administrator for the Achieve our Potential program in Child and Adolescent Services. In 2015 she was promoted to county administrator and in 2018 was named the Director of Child and Adolescent Services for the agency.
Mrs. Robertson graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Business in 2005 and Master’s in Counseling Psychology in 2007.
Don Stimely, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Stimely has been with Pine Belt since November 2018. Prior to joining Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources, he served as the CFO in the for-profit Substance Abuse Treatment industry for 6 years and the private K-12 school industry for 10 years. He served as the controller for a private liberal arts university for 5 years and began his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP.
He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1994.
Mr. Stimely received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Director of Human Resources
Mrs. English has been with Pine Belt for 31 years. Prior to serving as the Director of Human Resources, she served in a variety of positions including, Corporate Compliance Officer, Case Management Coordinator, After Care Coordinator, Case Manager and Day Treatment Assistant.
She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Mental Health Association of the Pine Belt.
Mrs. English received a bachelor’s degree in Social Rehabilitation Services with a minor in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
Joanne Marsh, MS
Public Relations Manager
Mrs. Marsh has been in this position with Pine Belt since 1999. She serves on many agency committees including the Communications Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, Social Media Committee and Training Committee.
She is a member of the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi and the Southern Public Relations Federation.
Mrs. Marsh received a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and a master’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.