Elevation House has announced the appointment of their first executive director.

On December 4th, the Board of Directors for Elevation House announced Carrie Edge as the organization’s Executive Director.

“It is an amazing privilege to serve as the inaugural Executive Director of Elevation House,” said Edge. “It is no secret, there are not enough resources to support those living with mental illness. I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with our community through the mission of Elevation House to help people- our family members, friends, neighbors- living with mental illness get their lives back.”

Before becoming Executive Director of Elevation House, Edge served as a sergeant at the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. Edge was the agency’s Accreditation Manager, Public Information Officer and certified law enforcement instructor.

Edge also brings 20 years of executive leadership in non-profits specializing in the development of infrastructure for thriving start-up organizations undergirded by effective fundraising, partnership development and strategic planning. Having previously worked for three Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s local affiliates in Kentucky/ Indiana, Virginia and Georgia, Edge’s leadership championed the opening of seven Boys & Girls Club clubhouses.

“We are extremely delighted to have Carrie Edge on board as our Executive Director. Carrie’s strong and relevant experience, both in the community of Rome and in the field of leading non-profits, provides a very solid foundation for our new organization,” Elevation House Board President Don Scuvotti explains.

Edge holds a B.S. from the University of Louisville and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. She is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Rome and a 2011 graduate of Leadership Polk.

Mrs. Edge plans to spend her first few months in the new position acquiring training from Clubhouse International, educating the public on Elevation House and connecting the community with opportunities to serve and invest in the mission.

Elevation House is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) utilizing the proven standards of the Clubhouse International model of psychosocial therapy. Elevation House will offer people living with mental illness opportunities for community, friendship, life-skills, job skills, employment, housing and education. To learn more about Elevation House or to discover ways that you can support the program, visit www.ElevationHouse.org.