Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes licensed clinical therapists and master's degree professionals. Their training, compassion, and commitment contribute to a team that consistently provides exceptional mental health care. As you’ll see, each staff member supports a heartfelt customer service experience for our patients and their families.
An accomplished healthcare executive, Eric's expertise spans both nonprofit and for-profit sectors of healthcare, solidifying his reputation as a versatile leader in the field.
Eric leverages his strategic insights to provide transformative solutions for hospitals and health systems. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, a Master's degree in Healthcare/Business Administration, and a Bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration, all from East Carolina University.
He previously served on the American Hospital Board of Governance, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the National Association for Behavioral Health for Ambulatory Behavioral Health.
Favorite form of self-care:
Golf and fishing.
Advice they'd give their younger self:
Everything happens for a reason and how I respond to it is up to me. Some of the toughest situations that I have faced in my life were followed by some of my greatest accomplishments. If you have a dream or a goal no matter what your circumstances are now, do not ever give up.
Favorite inspirational quote:
"Success is something you attract by the person you become." ~ J. Earl Shoaff
Stacy has a heart for the outliers of society and has 35 years of experience working with vulnerable populations, from intellectual disability disorders and autism spectrum disorders to food and housing insecurity, and most recently individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders in the justice system. Stacy believes in treating her clients as unique individuals with complex backgrounds, not as statistics.
As Director of Court Services, Stacy envisions building a strong community network with local stakeholders to connect justice-involved clients with resources focused on their unique needs with the goal of making mental wellness accessible and attainable.
Stacy has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Social Work from the Joint Master’s of Social Work program at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University/ University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Her favorite part of working at MHA is being part of a team focused on serving the mental health needs of our community. When she is not working Stacy enjoys spending time with her family, great conversations, and movie and game nights.
Favorite form of self-care:
Getting away to the mountains or the beach.
Advise they’d give their younger self:
Ignore everyone else and be YOU!
I am only one, but I am still one
I cannot do everything but I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
-Edward Everret Hale
Dr. Soban, PHD, LCMHC, CFMHE, is our Director of Court Services and has been part of the MHA team for more than a decade. As a licensed clinical mental health counselor and a certified forensic mental health evaluator, Dr. Soban directs the work we do in the Guilford County court system and the services we provide to law enforcement officers.
She is a fighter for the underdog and was raised to believe being kind to others and giving back is the most important thing. When she’s not working, Dr. Soban loves playing with her dogs Koda and Chloe, indulging in outdoor activities, and watching college football (Go Wolfpack!).
My quiet time at home with my dogs
Always treat people the way you want to be treated and never ever stop fighting for what you believe in...be passionate about your work and thankful for the opportunities you have to help others.
This quote is from my grandmother. "It’s not who you are that matters, but what you give to others that measures the value of what you leave behind."
Karen joined our team as a clinical therapist and recently transitioned into the Clinical Director role. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in Family Therapy. She is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS).
Her favorite part of being on the MHA team is working with all the wonderful staff and assisting others in their desire to improve their quality of life. When Karen isn’t working, she enjoys playing the piano, gardening, and Tai Chi.
Talking laughing with friends/family, music, Tai Chi
"I would like to live as a river flows, caught by the surprise of its own unfolding." – John O"Donohue
Pauline is the office manager we depend on help keep our team moving towards our goal. Her educational background includes two Associate of Applied Science degrees in project management and non-profit management and human resources and IT management certifications.
Pauline takes great pride in working with an agency that provides services for those in need and loves the opportunity to do good for so many people. When she’s not working, Pauline enjoys gardening and nature walks––or turning on an oldies radio station and dancing.
Allowing myself to laugh at me
Yes, you can!
"If I can help somebody as I travel along, then my living shall not be in vain." – Mahalia Jackson
For those we serve, we are the essential and often-postponed “first step” toward the goal of mental wellness. Whether the concern is for yourself or a loved one, know that we welcome you with deep compassion and respect. What seems frightening or hopeless today can quickly become a path to a brighter, more positive tomorrow.
Whenever you’re ready to take that first step, we’re ready to help.